The German University in Cairo, GUC, is an Egyptian Private University founded by the presidential decree 27/2002, according to the law number 101/1992 and its executive regulations number 355/1996.
German university in Cairo/Deutsche Universität in Kairo has been established in 2002 in cooperation with the State Universities of Ulm and Stuttgart, under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, State of Baden- Württemberg, Germany, and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Embassy in Cairo, the Arab/German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany, The State University of Tübingen and The State University of Mannheim.
The German University in Cairo is an independent, non-profit oriented Egyptian private institution, managed by a consortium of Germans and Egyptians with the vision of building a leading center of excellence in teaching and research that will effectively contribute to the general welfare nationally and internationally and endeavour the scientific, technical, economic and cultural cooperation between Egypt and Germany.
In October 2003 German and Egyptian delegates headed by the Egyptian President and the German Chancellor inaugurated the German University in Cairo in an unprecedented event in both educational and research fields. It is the first integrated German university outside Germany that has 3 Bologna cycles, namely B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD offering 71 study programs (31 undergraduate and 40 postgraduate). GUC focuses on integrating Academia, Research, and Industry together for the best practices model of education.
In 2007, GUC inaugurated the first Industrial Park that is linked to education and research in the Africa and the Middle East. It is described by professionals as “the state- of- the -art approach in combining Education, Research, Practice, and Industry in one institute”. GUC is the first university to operate an Industrial Park that is integrated in the core activities of the students
In 2007, GUC inaugurated the Guest House in the heart of Ulm as a basic step to host the researchers, academics, and students in exchange programs with different sister universities.
Moving on to an unpreceded achievement, in 2011 GUC inaugurated The German University in Cairo-Berlin office, as a step forward to promote international research and education activities. Researchers from both Egypt & Germany cooperate on closer research activities in Pharmaceutical, Engineering, as well as in Management fields. By 2012, German University in Cairo established The Berlin campus in the heart of Berlin City. This visionary step aims to facilitate the transfer of not only the German know-How but also the European technical knowledge to the GUC international calibers. Having a branch in Germany helped the GUC students and graduates to be the best representative and the vivid example of what excellence in education and in research can be. This facilitates the cultural exposure, the orientation to industrial achievements, and the involvement in the European/German world economy.
GUC went for a further step in quality enhancement by being accredited by ACQUIN. Based on International standards GUC degrees are accredited by AQUIN. This accreditation supports international scholars and top ranked calibers in the international labor market.
Building a leading centre of excellence in teaching and research that will effectively contribute to the general welfare nationally and internationally and endeavour the scientific, technical, economic and cultural cooperation between Egypt and Germany.
The German University in Cairo's Mission is to:
Achieve excellence in teaching and research.
Offer non-traditional study programs in science and technology that are built on modern curricula in collaboration with the German State Universities and other international institutions.
Produce the most comprehensively prepared, multidisciplinary and innovative graduates being able to interact effectively with the challenges and competitions created by global economy and being competent to play leading roles in their areas of specializations.
Attract students of high potentialities.
Provide the chance for students from neighbouring countries to pursue their studies and obtain their academic degrees at international standards.
Award annual scholarships for distinguished students, thus promoting talent and excellence among students.
Create an excellent and self-contained intellectual atmosphere of work and study for both staff and students.
Develop scientific, cultural and business links with the national and international institutions in Egypt, Germany and other countries.
Apply state-of-the-art information technology in teaching and research.
Open new channels for Egyptian-German cooperation in higher education and in basic and industrial research.
Provide continuous training and professional services to the public, thus helping individuals to acquire up-to-date knowledge and experience.
Commit itself to the training and development of academic and non-academic staff as key resources to the success of GUC.