Global Telecom-Glascow Scholarship Program
The Global Telecom Scholarship Programme, at the University of Glasgow,made available six scholarships, in 2008/09,for Egyptian nationals. The Masters programme is taught over one year in the areas of Management, Business Administration, International Trade, Economics, and Banking and Finance. The scholarship covers fees and maintenance on the condition that scholars return to live and work in Egypt for at least three years upon finishing their studies.
Discussions about the possibility of establishing the programme began in London during November, 2006, when Naguib Sawiris met with members of the Egyptian community in England and Glasgow, and the Principal of Glasgow University, Sir Muir Russell. The aim of the scholarship programme was to provide the opportunity for talented Egyptian students to develop their knowledge in Business and Economics and then return to Egypt to utilize this knowledge for the benefit of the country and its economy. The programme proved to be highly popular with 174 applicants, competing for the six available vacancies. The chosen students- Dina, Sarah, Suzan, Mostafa, Ahmed and John - were selected for their strong academic record and the quality of their work experience.
The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Founded in 1451, it has spent the last half-millennium earning an international reputation for research innovation, making connections with experts in global business, and inspiring thinkers, from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin to the father of economics, Adam Smith. Building on such vast experience, its no surprise that Glasgow University is in the top 1% of the worlds universities today (Times Higher Education Supplement World Rankings). Ranked in the top ten in the UK for research, and a member of the elite Russell Group of 20 major research universities, Glasgow University provides an education that inspires respect from employers and satisfaction from students. Welcoming more than 15,000 undergraduates, 4,900 postgraduates and around 5,000 adult learners each year, it attracts students from Iceland to India, from Cardiff to Korea, and from South America to the south of England. Finding community within diversity, the Universitys students come from more than 120 countries around the world. With a location in the cosmopolitan West End of one of Europes most exciting cities, the University combines the best of cozy campus-style living with proximity to countless cultural, sporting and entertainment venues.