New Cairo Technological University ( NCTU) signed a cooperation protocol with the Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute (EPRI) and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), the Ministry of Higher Education announced.

The protocol was signed by NCTU’S Vice President Tarek Mikhail, EPRI’s President Yasser Mostafa, and CEO of EGPC Abed Ezz El-Regal, in attendance of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla, and the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar.

This cooperation protocol aligns with Egypt’s efforts to improve the educational system. It also follows presidential directives for all Egyptian institutions to work together and cooperate as partners in development, especially between organizations of production and scientific research. Furthermore, it was emphasized that all institutions should develop programs of higher education that are in line with the skills and job demands of the future.

The scope of this cooperation will include organizing training courses for the students in the field of petroleum technology. Future students will be provided with the knowledge and experience necessary to operate production sites, process and transport crude oil and natural gas in accordance with international standards. In addition, the initiative also seeks to assist the students in pursuing opportunities in the domestic and global labor markets.