- Al-Ahram Canadian University
Ahram Canadian University (ACU) is a private university in
Egypt, funded by [Al-Ahram ACU is a leading modern educational institution of high international standards, employing innovative methods of education, as applied in Canadian universities, without being primarily driven by profit considerations but by academic excellence. Its responsiveness to the demand for high quality university education that qualifies students to meet the changing labor market requirements or pursue post-graduate studies in higher academic and vocational Institutes locally and abroad, is to be a model In Egypt and the Middle East, It Is also to play an important role In the comprehensive sustainable human development of Egypt and in fostering the scientific and technological literacy critical to Egypt’s comprehensiveness in the globally competitive knowledge economy.
ACU is committed to prepare young individuals from Egypt and abroad to be leaders and intellects, and to instill in them the critical thinking that underpins responsible citizenship and social and ethical responsiveness in the global knowledge society. It Is also committed to offer students their ticket to a bright future, by delivering distinguished university education that can be translated into advanced professional skills, better career prospects and higher salaries.
ACU focuses on experiential learning and advances in instructional practices; develops student awareness of the dynamic changes in the real life business environment; and promotes lifelong learning. Approvals to cooperate in the development of Al-Ahram Canadian University (ACU) have been obtained from the following universities:
* MCMASTER UNIVERSITY * ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE MONTREAL * UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA * CARLETON UNIVERSITY * UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG
The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) which represents the Canadian universities, is cooperating with ACU to secure the best implementation possible, a high quality of the education process and the modernity and diversity of its programs.
In addition to the above mentioned universities recent agreements have been signed with:
* CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY at FULLERTON * CAIRO UNIVERSITYAcademic Governance A University Council, established in accordance with the Egyptian rules and regulations concerning private universities, will be responsible for all academic affairs of the university. The President of the university chairs the University Council. The Counselor, a government representative also appointed by virtue of and in conformity with the pertinent Egyptian rules and regulations, is to be an ex-officio member of the University Council. Other members of the Council are the Vice Presidents, the Secretary General, the Deans, and up to five external members. The University Council determines the academic policies and procedures of the University, subject to the approved annual budget and the powers reserved to the President. The University Council can also appoint, as needed, committees or commissions reporting to the council.
Each Faculty will have its own Faculty Council to advice the Dean on academic and student matters. A Faculty Council is chaired by the Dean and has the department heads and three professors as members. It has the functions, powers and duties as may be delegated to it by the President of the University. Recommendations from the Faculty councils are addressed to the University Council.
Each academic department of the faculty will have its own Department Council to advise the Department head on academic and student matters. A Department Council, chaired by the Department head, also includes a professor, an associate professor, and two assistant professors. It has the functions, powers and duties as may be delegated to it by the President of the University. Recommendations from the department councils are addressed to the Faculty council.
ACU Faculties Faculty of Pharmacy
Developed in Collaboration with Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology Developed in Collaboration with
* Computer Science * Computer Networks * Industrial Computing
Faculty of Business Administration Developed in Collaboration with
* Accounting * Finance * E-Business * Marketing * Economics * Human Resources & Management * General Business Administration
Faculty of Mass Communication Developed in Collaboration with
* Journalism * Public Relations & Advertising * Television & Radio
# The four faculties are housed in existing buildings of approximately 32000 sq.m. area, in addition to a 60,000 sq.m. of green areas and playgrounds.
# Computer labs: The university has 10 computer labs equipped with a total of 240 state-of-the-art computers.
# Awards for students: A 20% discount is offered to students achieving at least 90% in the high school certificate. Students who achieve over 95% are given 30% discount. There are additional granted discounts particularly to the siblings of universities' academic staff, siblings of martyrs, officers, judges, and members of professional syndicates.
# Academic advising: Every student is assigned to an academic adviser from amongst the full time faculty members. The adviser guides the student throughout his / her university program until graduation.
# Employment and placement services: The university will organize an employment fair and establish a career placement office before the first group graduates in 2009-2010.
# Bookstore: The university has a bookstore that handles required textbooks.
# Library: The library has extra copies of every textbook as well as additional references, readings, encyclopedias, and periodicals. Furthermore, the university library is linked to all major electronic libraries in the world, including the library of the Congress.
# Shuttle services: Shuttle busses to and from the university operate around the clock from major sites in Mohandissen, Dokki, Haram, Maadi, Heliopolis, and Nasr City. Exact routes and schedules are announced in the university site.
# Facilities for the disabled: All university buildings and facilities are designed to facilitate free movement of disabled students.
Université Française d'Égypte
German University in Cairo
American University in Cairo
British University in Egypt
List of Egyptian universities
* [http://www.acu.edu.eg Official website]
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