Last week, Cardiff Metropolitan University officially launched its Building University Capacity in University Management (BUCUM) Tempus programme; a project that was selected for funding by The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) for the sum of €1.1 Million in summer 2012.
An educational program established by the European Union more than two decades ago to guide countries born from the wreckage of the Soviet Union toward a modern higher educational system has extended its arm to Middle East and North African currently undergoing extensive socio-political and economic changes.
Egypt has launched news higher education initiatives including a plan to set up branches of Alexandria University in Lebanon and Malaysia, establishing an Arab higher education area and joining the Arab and European Leadership Network for Higher Education.
The signing of this MoU with the Association of Arab Universities marks a commitment to further work together on the design, promotion, delivery and evaluation of leadership programmes across the Arab region.
The Association of Arab Universities (AArU) and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, UK (LFHE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at a dinner hosted by Prof. Antony Chapman, Vice Chancellor of Cardiff Metropolitan University.
The Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities (AArU), Professor Sultan Abou Orabi, visited Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly UWIC) in recognition of the strong links Cardiff Met has with its member institutions.
The Association of Arab Universities is a pan Arab organisation, with 240 member universities and many more partners and affiliates around the world.