EMAAR Misr and Architecture and Urban Design Program Collaboration

In cooperation with EMAAR Misr, Nile University organized an exhibition of the projects submitted by the Architecture and Urban Design Program (ARUD) students at Nile University. It is a program that aims to produce generations of architects who can meet the requirements of contemporary society and make a qualitative leap in architecture and urbanism through an integrative, interdisciplinary approach centered on the human being.

Mr. Mohamed Ali Al-Abbar, the founder of EMAAR Misr, stated that they

"cooperate with major educational institutions to provide high-quality educational opportunities for young people while linking it with practical life."

EMAAR Misr's aim in supporting the Design for Dwelling event in the fall of the 2020/2021 semester lies in boosting the use of the scientific material and studies on low-cost housing and its role in building villages. The architectural and urban design course is interested in studying the design of affordable homes and which are suitable for the nature of the environment in different societies.

Mr. Al-Abbar declares that

"Investing in people is one of the issues that present themselves largely on the scene, as the amount of information available and the skills required of young people has become enormous. It is needed to provide a serious educational opportunity and support what is new in various fields, which will help improve the existing situation. This change will be reflected in people's lives, whether in the short or long term."

Al-Abbar added, "Education changes people's lives, so in EMAAR Misr, we are keen to have international educational institutions in the societies of EMAAR Misr or cooperate with various scientific bodies. All by supporting scientific research, such as the Nile University, which is famous for its scientific programs' quality and presentation of important and related scientific research." In addition, EMAAR Misr transfers its experience to the youth in the real estate field as one of the global companies and educates them on how integrated societies can be designed in line with the nature of life in each country and its customs and aspirations for a better life.

Dr. Dina Shehayeb, founder and director of the Architecture and Urban Design Program at Nile University, said,

"The social, cultural, and economic patterns of the population. The reciprocal relations between the "official" and the "informal." The flexibility, the adaptability, and the continuous experimentation in-laws and legislations make our study a challenging and important endeavor. which requires guiding frameworks for understanding and design that are complementary, multidisciplinary, socially and culturally sensitive, and technically innovative at the same time."

She also confirmed that the University's vision is mainly directed at developing an "innovative" architecture program based on technology but is also directly connected with the real-life scenario. This enables the students to face the challenges of building human settlements that support and maintain well-being, prosperity, and the fulfillment of human values.

Last October, EMAAR Misr celebrated the success of the first phase of the Cairo Gate project - its first project in West Cairo - which is located on  ​​133 acres in the heart of Sheikh Zayed, with investments amounting to EGP 11.5 billion. It also launched its second project, "Belle Vie," in West Cairo, an area of ​​500 acres in the new Sheikh Zayed City, and the investment value reached 37.8 billion pounds.

About "EMAAR Misr":

EMAAR Misr - an Egyptian joint-stock company - is the largest developer of Egypt's most prestigious residential communities. It is a subsidiary company whose majority is owned by EMAAR Real Estate Company, listed on the Dubai Financial Market, based in the United Arab Emirates. The total land area owned by "EMAAR Misr" is about 17.4 million square meters, distributed over four strategically distinct locations in East, West, and Central Cairo and on the North Coast.

Among the most prominent current projects under implementation within the "EMAAR Misr" portfolio is the "Uptown Cairo" project. It is a major integrated mixed-use complex in the center of the upscale "EMAAR Square" project, a vibrant central destination; this is in addition to "Marassi," a modern tourist destination on the North Coast. There is also the distinguished residential project "Mivida" in New Cairo. It establishes new standards at the level of residential development projects in Egypt. There is also the "Cairo Gate" project in Sheikh Zayed, a residential, commercial, and integrated services project located directly on the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road in one of the most popular places, and Belle Vie in the new Sheikh Zayed City on  ​​500 acres.

About the "Architecture and Urban Design Program at Nile University":

The Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Design (ARUD) Program at Nile University is the main output of the IMPAQT (Integrated Multidisciplinary People-centred Architecture Qualification and Training) project. This program was designed with the contribution of partners from European universities and Egyptian institutions, with funding from the European Commission, sponsored by the Erasmus + program to support cooperation with European universities. The program distinguishes itself by following an integrative approach that integrates interdisciplinary and connects scientific research, theory, and application. It focuses on including the practical side of the profession in educational curricula while using the latest methods and technology in architectural Education.

Acceptance of students' enrollment in the undergraduate program in the Architectural Engineering and Urban Design (ARUD) program at Nile University has started in the academic year 2018/2019 (September 2018). The study in the program is based on the credit hour system - 160 credit hours - which students can complete in 10 semesters, equivalent to five years, as the last semester is entirely devoted to the graduation project only.

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