The project entitled "Gender Equality in the Egyptian Higher Education System" will cover trade missions, workshops, and mentoring, as well as training and support in the development of electronic communication and learning environments. Over the mid- to long term, the ensuing exchange of knowledge and experiences is expected to contribute to the process of transformation at Egyptian universities. The involved scholars from Freie Universität and the Egyptian partner universities aim to network with each other, mutually qualifying university staff to improve governance structures at the universities and to form international partnerships.
The project is being funded with 225,000 euros in the framework of the DAAD program "Cooperation with the Transition Countries Egypt and Tunisia." It is being managed by Prof. Dr. Brigitta Schütt, a vice president of Freie Universität Berlin, and Prof. Dr. Margreth Lünenborg, the academic director of the Center for the Promotion of Women's and Gender Studies at Freie Universität.