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Transnational Moorings Conference in Berlin, 28-29 November, 2018

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

As part of the policy of educational openness pursued by Germany in recent years, a cross-border education conference was held in Berlin today entitled “International Moorings: New Roles for TNE in Research & Teaching, Industry and Politics.”

Worth noting is that Education has become a bridge for communication and integration to the extent that it can be said that there are other diplomatic channels capable of strengthening understanding and rapprochement between different states, including educational diplomacy.

Egypt took part at the opening session of the conference represented by Prof. Ashraf Mansour, the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the German University in Cairo (GUC).

Prof. Ashraf Mansour contributed in the discussion session organized by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) about: New roles for TNE in research & teaching, industry, and politics.”


Most Germans consider the German University in Cairo to be Germany’s largest bilateral project, accounting for 42% of the total amount of German students and graduates studied in a German university outside German borders.  

The opening session displayed the successful experience of the German University in Cairo.

The Panel discussion Facilitator was Armin Himmelrath along with

With five other speakers:  Peter Greisler, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Prof. Dr. Angela Ittel, Technische Universität Berlin, Dr. Dorothea Rüland, DAAD and Heidrun Tempel, Federal Foreign Office.

As well as, Prof. Kargl – Cooperation Partner from the University of Ulm with GUC Faculty of MET (media engineering), represents the GUC in the second-panel session.

The panel session was about: “The Locations of German science and humanities abroad: Research collaboration in TNE and Centers of Excellence"

The Facilitator was Dr. Alexandra Gerstner, DAAD. Along with Prof. Dr. Eckart Rühl and Freie Universität Berlin, Dr. Markus Wächter, German Institute of Science and Technology – TUM Asia.