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Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, the leading medical University in the Middle East region has signed an agreement of collaboration with Ain Shams University (ASU), one of Egypt’s leading universities, which seeks to establish and strengthen academic and research cooperation.


The agreement between was signed at GMU on 26th November 2019, by Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU and Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini, the President & Chairman of ASU, on behalf of the respective universities. Under the agreement, both the universities would facilitate academic exchanges as well as student/faculty exchanges, and undertake joint research and training programs.


Prof. Hossam Hamdy said that GMU’s collaboration with ASU was a milestone for the university, and for both their respective countries. “ASU is a leading university by all standards, in Egypt and the region, be it in the field of academia or research.  The collaboration between both the Universities will open up a new world of opportunities in healthcare and research, benefiting both our countries and the region, in the long run,” he said.

Commenting on his visit to GMU, Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini said he was “amazed and impressed” by the academic and research facilities at the University, and the academic hospitals in the campus. “ASU is glad to partner with GMU. The potential of this collaboration is huge, and both the universities stand to benefit a lot in terms of student and faculty exchanges and research cooperation. We hope to develop this collaboration into a full-fledged partnership, in the future.”


Gulf Medical University has been establishing tie-ups with leading international universities and research institutions in the United States, Europe, China, India, Japan, Korea, the Gulf States and the Arab Republic of Egypt, in line with its strategic directions. In the field of research, the University has established international research laboratories that cooperate with a large number of international research centers and work with their counterparts in the UAE, especially in the field of immunology research to treat cancer.

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