In cooperation with the Center of Excellence in Studies and Research in German and Arabic as Foreign Languages (EZ DAAF), the Cairo Office of Freie Universität offers Arabic Courses in Cairo for students of Middle Eastern studies. On June 3-4, 2011, the EZ DAAF organized the workshop “German and Arabic as Foreign Languages” in which representatives of Freie Universität Berlin and Universität Marbug participated and identified further possibilities for cooperation in studies and teaching.
In September 2010, the American University in Cairo and Freie Universität Berlin established a student exchange program, which allows FU students to study at AUC (and vice versa) for one or two semesters. The application deadline for the exchange is every year in January. For details, please refer to this website (German). Furthermore, both universities cooperate in teaching and research. In August 2010, AUC hosted the summer school program “Gender Inequalities, Sexuality and the State.” In May 2011, the Cairo Office of FU and the American University in Cairo jointly organized the international summer symposium “"From Revolution to Transformation: Egypt 2011/Germany 1989."
In February 2009, Freie Universität Berlin and Cairo University, one of the largest and most prestigious universities of Egypt, sealed their deepening cooperation with a Memorandum of Understanding. The Egyptian Wafedin scholarship program offers FU students one or two semesters as an auditor at an Egyptian university. A particularly popular department for this is theFaculty of Economics and Political Scienceof Cairo University.
In 2009/10, Prof. Dr. Cilja Harders (Center for Middle Eastern Politics, FU-Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Ola El-Khawaga (Head of the Master program Euro-Mediterranean Studies at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University) organized, for the first time, a bi-national course entitled "Euro-Mediterranean Relations: Institutions, Concepts and Implementation". The course was comprised of four modules and a final report can be foundhere(.pdf).
In May 2011, the Faculty of Arts of Cairo University and the Seminar of Arabic Studies of FU Berlin jointly organized a German-Arabic workshop, in which research projects in the field of Arabic Studies were presented and discussed.
Founded in 1907, the Deutsche Institut für ägyptische Altertumskunde became affiliated with the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut in 1929. Since 1957 the department is situated in a villa in Cairo-Zamalek. The area of research of the department encompasses more than 8,000 years of history ranging from the oldest prehistoric pharaonic culture to the Islamic period. In cooperation with Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, the Institute is engaged in various projects as well as in the documentation, scientific processing, publishing, and preservation of monuments and selected works of art in various museums in Egypt.
On the website of the German Embassy in Cairo, you will find information on questions of immigration to Egypt as well as visa requirements for the Federal Republic of Germany. Furthermore, the German Embassy provides information on numerous events on itsFacebook page.
The Orient-Institut Beirut supports historical and contemporary research on the Middle East and the Arab world. Research activity at the institute contains a broad spectrum of approaches and methods current in humanities and social sciences.It accommodates various research interests and furthers the articulation of diverse perspectives.The Orient-Institut is committed to supporting individual research.The institute also provides doctoral and post-doctoral grants, which are announced at its website.The Orient-Institut is a part of the"Max Weber Foundation - German Humanities Institutes Abroad".
The OIB Cairo Office serves as a liaison office and promotes OIB research in Cairo through the organization of workshops and lectures. OIB and Freie Universität Berlin Cairo Offices jointly organize a research seminar.
Last Update: Oct 04, 2012
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