Window to Egypt: Dmitri Nersesyan at negotiations in Cairo, Alexandria and Giza
Cooperation with Egypt within the framework of the Center's activities has been taking place for a long time — the last few years there has been active work with the AGES company and its head Osama Mohamed. Covid restrictions have eased slightly, and now working meetings can sometimes be held in person over a cup of traditional Egyptian tea.

"It was a great pleasure for us to welcome Dmitri to Egypt, to see him for the first time in such a long period that we spent online, working together meticulously on building of work processes," Osama Mohamed, who knows the universities of our country firsthand, shared his emotions. He received his first education in Tyumen.

The agenda of Dmitri's visit included presentations of Russian universities for Egyptian applicants, meetings with local universities, their managers and owners. A separate field for heated discussions is the academic recognition of Russian educational organizations in Egypt. We all know that "shortlist" of accredited universities, which, for one reason or another, the Egyptians showed to Russia in the spring of this year.

The first day of the visit was marked by several meetings, including a return trip to Sadat City University, where Nersesyan was received by the president of the university Ahmed Byomi, who recently visited the capital of Russia. A day later, the parties held a meeting in Tanta and arranged an auto-trip from Cairo to Alexandria.

"We had a good meeting with the President of Tanta University, Dr. Mahmoud Zaki. Founded in 1972, this university has become one of the academic leaders of the Egyptian market. About 135 thousand people study there. The university experts are members of our Education Exporters Club. We are happy to do productive work for the benefit of the common goal. As a result of the negotiations, we have planned a visit of Dr. Zaki to Russia in the coming months," Dmitri Nersesyan said.
A good experience was a visit to Alsalam University (Tanta) and King Salman International University (Sharm el-Sheikh) — the universities that hold virtually unlimited potential in the local education market. The universities opened recently, in 2019, but their infrastructural and academic capabilities allow us to look ahead with absolute confidence. High technologies are already here — universities are using expensive simulators to train dentists and students of the Faculty of Physiotherapy, and students of such areas of training as tourism and hospitality are trained on the basis of a 5‑star hotel built directly on the campus of the university.

All educational institutions have expressed a desire to hold winter schools for Russian students of programs in dentistry, pharmacy, medicine, tourism and hotel management, various engineering specialties. The Education Export Center has demonstrated its readiness to coordinate such projects.

"We hope to actively develop the business ties of the EEC in Egypt. Here we have reliable partners, we see the high potential of the Egyptian market both in terms of exporting local education, and in terms of attracting Egyptian applicants to Russian universities. Our relations are distinguished by the presence of numerous areas of cooperation. And it is important that all parties today have the necessary list of knowledge and skills for professional and effective work on common projects," Dmitri told after the trip.