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Nile University

Nile University
جامعة النيل
Jāmiʿat al-Nil
Motto Creating a Learning Culture
Established 2006
Type Private
President Tarek Khalil
Location 6th of October City, Egypt
Campus Smart Village Campus

Nile University (NU) is a not-for-profit institution of higher education. The University was established in Egypt in July 2006 by the Egyptian Foundation for Technological Education Development (EFTED).

The Egyptian Foundation for Technological Education (EFTED) is a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to improving technology-related education.

NU is a research university, offering graduate and undergraduate studies in Engineering, Technology, Management and Management of Technology (MOT). NU's emphasis in research and development (R&D) activities is in the area of Communications and Information Technology.


  • Corruption Allegations 1
  • Research Centers 2
  • Academic programs 3
  • Nile University's Collaboration 4
  • NU Board of Trustees 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Corruption Allegations

As part of former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif's strategic plan to introduce research-based universities to Egypt, NU went through a controversial ordeal when a complaint was filed on February 9, 2011 to the attorney general against Nazif, accusing him of abusing his position to gift public land and buildings to NU for its new campus. One week later, the new cabinet decided to transfer control of the new campus from the university to the cabinet’s Education Development Fund (EDF). The charges include Nazif abusing his powers by illegally allocating land worth LE 2 billion to build a new campus for the university. A corruption investigation was launched to examine the relationship between NU and the former government official.

Some claim the corruption charges leveled against the university were politically motivated. Former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik, who was appointed during the revolution after the removal of Nazif, made what university officials characterize as a political move against Nazif by seizing NU’s assets. However, university officials pointed out in the media that it’s impossible to return land to the government when it’s already owned by it. The plan was for NU, categorized as a non-profit university, to rent it from the ministry. Shafik’s decision to confiscate the new campus merely moved ownership from a government organization (the communications ministry) to a governmental fund.

However, the land was ordered to be returned to NU by Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court in April 2013. "It also ruled that NU should be registered as a 'civil' university," states Yasmine Wali of Ahram Online.[1] "The court went on to stress the importance of maintaining NU – which enjoys the status of a legal state entity – and avoid changing students' legal situations.

Research Centers

Nile University's researchers are operating in 6 research centers focusing on areas of critical importance :

  • Wireless Intelligent Networks Center "WINC",[2] which serves as a research center on Wireless Communications.
  • Center for Informatics Science (CIS),[3] specialized in bioinfomatics, medical informatics and medical imaging. The Center also hosts Nubios, the first bioinformatics server in Egypt,
  • Nanoelectronics Integrated Systems Center (NISC),[4] NISC's vision is to be a major hub for the electronics industry in the region, promoting its growth and sustainability.
  • Center for Nanotechnology (CNT)[5]
  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness Center.
  • Center for Intelligent Transportation Systems.

NU is a strategic partner of the recently established Egypt Nanotechnology Center and undergo research in topics directly related to issues of development and national priorities in the sectors of food, health, traffic and environment. Such as:

  • Sensor Networks for Diagnosis and Monitoring
  • Mobile Healthcare Applications
  • Computer-based Imaging for Cardiac and Retinal Disease
  • Bioinformatics Infrastructures and Algorithms
  • Egyptian Buffalo Genome Analysis
  • Personalized Medicine Systems
  • Intelligent Traffic Monitoring
  • Intelligent and Precision Agriculture Systems
  • Data Mining and Web Mining
  • Water Purification
  • Solar Energy
  • Cancer Diagnosis and Drug Delivery
  • Electronics 4G Mobile Phone Technology and Application
  • VLSI Design

Academic programs

School of Communication and Information Technology

  • Bachelor of Science[6]
    • Computer Engineering
    • Electronics & Communications Engineering
  • Master of Communication & Information Technology
    • Software Engineering (MSCIT-SWE)
    • Wireless Technologies track (MSCIT-WiTech)
    • Information Security track (MSCIT-IS)
    • General track (MSCIT)
  • Master of Microelectronics System Design (MSD)

Graduate School of Management of Technology

  • Ph. D. in Management of Technology (PhD-MOT)
  • Master of Management of Technology (MOT)

School of Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Business Administration[7]
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA)

School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science
    • Industrial & Service Engineering & Management
  • Master of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Master of Construction Engineering & Management (CEM)
  • Nano Science & Technology (NST)

Nile University's Collaboration

Nile University has collaborations in the region with:

  • Bell Labs[8]
  • Miami University (foreign exchange program)[9]
  • IESE Business School

NU has been interacting with universities to discuss possible collaboration in academic as well as in research programs. NU currently has signed collaboration agreements and memoranda of understanding with the following institutions:

  • Center for the Development of Technological Leadership – University of Minnesota - USA.
  • College of Engineering - University of Miami-USA.
  • Northwestern University- USA
  • Ohio State University - USA.
  • The Henri Samueli School of Engineering – University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) - USA.
  • Imperial College – London UK.
  • University of Waterloo – Canada.
  • Information & Communication University – South Korea.
  • Seoul National University - South Korea.

NU Board of Trustees

  • Dr. Abdel Aziz Hegazy - Chairman Ex-Prime Minister of Egypt
  • Dr. Ibrahim Badran President of Institut d'Egypte
  • Eng. Hany Mahmoud Minister of Communications and Information Technology.
  • Dr. Tarek Khalil President, Nile University.
  • Dr. Moataz Khorshid Former Minister, Higher Education & Scientific Research
  • Dr. Fathy Hassan Saleh Professor of Computer Engineering, Cairo University and Emeritus - Director, Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT).
  • Dr. Ahmed Tantawy Director of R&D, IBM Middle East and North Africa.
  • Dr. Akef Al-Maghrabi Founder & Chairman, Maghrabi Eye and Ear Hospitals & Centers.
  • Eng. Salah Diab CEO, PICO
  • Dr. Nadia Makram Ebeid Executive Director, Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab region and Europe (CEDARE).
  • Eng. Ibrahim Saleh President for Industrial Activity, Al Kharafi Group
  • Eng. Alaa A. Samie Hegazy Vice Chairman, ENPPI
  • Eng. Amr Alouba Chairman, Engineering Consultants Group
  • Eng. Akil Beshir Ex-President, Telecom Egypt
  • Dr. Gamal El Din Mohamed Ali IT Incubation Center
  • Eng. Khaled Hegazy External Affairs Director, Vodafone Egypt.
  • Eng. Mohsen Baligh Professor of Engineering, Cairo University.
  • Dr. Alaa Adris Scientific Research, Misr El Kheir
  • Mr. Ahmed A. Raouf Main Partner, Abdel Raouf Firm



  1. ^ Yasmine Wali, "Egypt's highest court orders return of land to Nile University", "Ahram Online", Wednesday 24 Apr 2013
  2. ^ Wireless Intelligent Networks Center (WINC)
  3. ^ Center for Informatics Science (CIS)
  4. ^ Nanoelectronics Integrated Systems Center (NISC)
  5. ^ Center for Nanotechnology (CNT)
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External links

  • NileU Website
  • Nile University Home page
  • Northwestern University’s collaboration with NISC
  • "Egypt boosts its academic entrepreneurs" Nature website, 19 August 2004
  • Nile University Home page
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