New Partnership Between AUC, King's College London and Rowad 2030 Project'

from left to right: Ghada Labib, associate minister of planning for administrative reforms; President Francis Ricciardone, Darren Wallis, chief operating officer for King's College; Hala El Saeed, minister of planning and reform; Counselor Ashraf Hatem

AUC recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with King's College London and Rowad 2030 Project under the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform. These three organizations met to discuss potential partnerships, focusing on advancing executive education through academic collaboration and cooperation.

On Wednesday, January 30, an official delegation from King’s College visited AUC alongside representatives from the Board of Trustees and the President of Antioch University in order to show Antioch University’s leadership the educational and business model of AUC. The delegation also had a campus tour led by AUC's student ambassadors.

The final agreement was made between Darren Wallis, chief operating officer for King's College London; Ghada Khalil, Rowad 2030 project director; and AUC Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman. Minister of Planning and Reform Hala Said hosted the signing ceremony for the MOU.

The MOU aims at training up to 50,000 civil servants and government employees to prepare for the government's move to the New Administrative Capital. This MOU is part of Vision 2030, a national initiative focused on increasing institutional effectiveness and boosting effective administrative planning. This partnership will draw on the executive education programs offered by AUC and King's College London.

This is the second MOU signed between King's College London and AUC. Earlier this year, both universities established academic and research ties, and a student summer exchange program. Read more about this partnership here.