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School of Economics and Politics

About the school:
The School of Economics and Politics welcomed its inaugural intake of students in the academic year (2019/2020). The School aspires to become the leading educational institution for Economics and Politics in the MENA region.

The School aims at preparing its graduates, both economists and political scientists, to face recent ongoing international changes, be active political actors, lead countries and shape their futures. This stems from the belief that solid educational background, good management of soft skills and analytical tools, as well as continuous interaction with experts and professionals, through extracurricular activities, are all of great importance in shaping a successful generation. A responsibility the School is willing to carry and a target it aims to achieve.

Mission:
The School of Economics and Politics seeks excellence in higher education, preparing a flexible, efficient, competitive, diplomatic graduate, engaged in scientific research and adopting a life-long learning approach, tackling both economic and political problems on the domestic and regional level. Graduates would be empowered to actively engage in developmental issues paving the path for future progress and growth of Egypt and the region.

Why the School of Economics and Politics?
The School of Economics and Politics at NGU seeks to develop the educational process in the fields of economics and politics in line with the successive changes in these fields at the local and global levels. Moreover, it seeks to increase the level of practical training of the school’s students to enable them to get the best job opportunities domestically and internationally and to create a generation of students who has the energy, talent, and ability to think critically and to find solutions to economic, political and cultural problems.

Why Choose Economics and Politics Majors:

Dr. Hala Sakr, School Dean, Dr. Ghada Moussa, Lecturer of Politics, Dr. Maie Ashraf, Lecturer of Economics, and Ms. Norhan Elsaraf, Senior Admissions Officer; presented our distinguished Economics and Politics program, future career opportunities, and answered the attendees’ inquiries.

A Message from King’s College London: 

Prof. Jeremy Jennings, Head School of Politics & Economics at KCL, talking about areas of collaboration with Newgiza University to provide NGU students with a top-class economics degree.

Dr. Hala Sakr,
Dean School of Economics and Politics

Dr. Hala Mohamed Sakr is a Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics & Political Science (FEPS), Cairo University, since 2015. She was the Academic Coordinator of the English Section (2015-2018) and a member of the Steering Committee of Applying and Supervising Credit Hours System at (FEPS). She is currently a member of the Technical Committee for Health Economics Professional Masters.

She represents (FEPS) in the Economic Committee in EU Tuning Africa Initiative Project (under supervision of Duesto University, Spain, African Commission, and the European Union).

Hala is a member of the Travel and Tourism Sub– Council in the Egyptian National Competitiveness Council (ENCC), since 2013. She provided economic consultancy in the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) in 2016. She was also a Monitoring and Evaluation expert in the Health Pillar in Egypt’s 2030 Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS), Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform (MPMAR), 2017.

Throughout her academic life, she published several papers in foreign direct investment, trade in services, labor migration, local economic development, inclusive growth, tourism sector, health sector liberalization, and knowledge economy.

Hala’s teaching experience includes Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Economic Development, International Economics, Managerial Economics and Knowledge Economy.

Accreditation:
Endorsed by Presidential Decree in April 2010, NGU initially focused on the launching of three main schools: Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry.
The university first opened its doors in 2016, and since then, its schools have been witnessing continuous growth including fields other than healthcare, until it became a truly multidisciplinary university. NGU’s ongoing collaborations with globally-ranked academic institutions further cemented its growing reputation as a professional institute of higher education.

Academic Collaboration:

NGU has a number of collaborative arrangements and partnerships with educational, research and health service institutions both within and outside of Egypt. Such partnerships aim to enhance the quality of educational programmes delivered at NGU.

NGU has entered into an academic collaboration with King’s College London to access expertise to support NGU in the development and delivery of high quality, contemporary undergraduate Economics degree. Senior faculty and staff from King’s School of Politics and Economics will work with their NGU colleagues in: strategic planning, organisation and governance of the new programme; infrastructure and educational resources development; development of curricula and learning resources; faculty and senior staff recruitment; faculty development and education quality assurance.”

As one of the top UK universities, King’s College London will bring its worldwide expertise to NGU. As of September 2020, King’s has over 31,000 students (including more than 12,800 postgraduates) from 150 countries and over 8,500 employees. King’s Strategic Vision is to make the world a better place by focusing on five key strategic priorities: educate to inspire and improve; research to inform and innovate; serve to shape and transform; a civic university at the heart of London; an international community that serves the world. Kings 2020 ranking is 31st in the QS World University Rankings and is consistently placed in the top 50 of various global university rankings.”

This section is highlighting the outstanding news and events related to the School of Economics and Politics gathered from different recourses:

  • A Meeting with H.E. The Director of The Institute for Diplomatic Studies. Read the full story here.
  • King’s College London Brings its Global Competence to NGU School of Economics and Politics.  Read the full story here.
  • The School of Economics and Politics Students Visit the Egyptian Parliament. Read the full story here.
  • Statement by Professor Jeremy Jennings: Head of the School of Politics & Economics, King’s College London. View statement here.
  • Statement by Dr Colin Jennings: Program Director for King’s BSc in Economics. View statement here.
  • Ms. Manal Maher, Member of the Egyptian Parliament, visits the School of Economics and Politics and meets with year-one students. Read full story here.
  • NGU Signs an Academic Collaboration Agreement with King’s College London for The School of Economics and Politics. Read the full story here.

Acknowledgment letter: to add a recommendation letter from a Math or Physics teacher for all school degrees.

  • American diploma: 8 main subjects are required from the school transcript including English and Math, SAT I /ACT I/EST I is required.
  • IGCSE: 8 O Levels including English and Math.
  • IB: English and Math High Level or standard level.
  • Canadian: 8 subjects including English and Math.

The four-year bachelor program is designed to provide the society with high calibers both in Economics and Politics. The program will enable students to fully understand economic and political problems and challenges on the national; regional and international levels, acquire and manage different analytical and quantitative tools as well as negotiation skills. All of the aforementioned skills will allow students at the end to compete on the international level. This would be based on both a solid academic background as well as acquiring the 21st-century soft skills.

The School of Economics and Politics is currently delivering Bachelor of Economics. This bachelor requires the completion of 144 credit hours (equivalent to 48 courses) distributed among four academic years as follows:

Year 1: 36 credit hours equivalent to 12 compulsory courses (Principles of Macroeconomics- Principles of Microeconomics- Principles of Mathematics- Principles of Political Science (1)- Principles of Political Science (2)- Principles of Statistics (1)- Principles of Statistics (2)- Commercial and Corporate Law- Egyptian Economic System- Egyptian Political System- Principles of Management-Social Computing).

Year 2: 36 credit hours equivalent to 9 compulsory courses (Macroeconomics Theory (1)- Microeconomics Theory (1)- Money and Banking- International Economics- Financial Accounting- Statistics for Economists (1)- Statistics for Economists (2)- Mathematics for Economists(1) – Mathematics for Economists (2) ) and 3 elective courses to be chosen from (Economics of Egypt- Industrial Organization- Political Economy- Managerial Economics -Principles of Marketing).

Year 3:  36 credit hours equivalent to 8 compulsory courses (Macroeconomics Theory (2)- Microeconomics Theory (2)- Public Finance-Financial Economics-Mathematical Economics (1)-Econometrics (1)- Research Methodology- Economic Development) and 4 elective courses to be chosen from (Experimental Economics- Environmental Economics- Economic Policy-Knowledge Economy-Water Resources and Agricultural Economics- Economics of Energy- The World Economy- Theory of Economic Growth).

Year 4:  36 credit hours equivalent to 8 compulsory courses (Institutional Economics-Research Seminar, Graduation Project on the Egyptian Economy-History of Economic Thought- Project Evaluation- Econometrics (2)- Mathematical Economics (2)- International Finance- Behavioral Economics) and 4 elective courses to be chosen from (National Income Accounting- Economics of Public Goods- Economics of Education- Health Economics- Economics of Human Resources- Selected Topics in Economics- Game Theory- Digital Economy).

The school of Economics and Politics is currently delivering a Bachelor of Politics as well. This bachelor requires the completion of 144 credit hours distributed as follows:

Year 1: 36 credit hours equivalent to 12 compulsory courses (Principles of Macroeconomics- Principles of Microeconomics- Principles of Mathematics- Principles of Political Science (1)- Principles of Political Science (2)- Principles of Statistics (1)- Principles of Statistics (2)- Commercial and Corporate Law- Egyptian Economic System- Egyptian Political System- Principles of Management-Social Computing).

Year 2: 36 credit hours equivalent to 12 compulsory courses (Theory of Comparative Political Systems- Political Thought (1)- Political Thought (2)- Theory of International Relations-  Methodology of Political Science- International Law- Research Seminar- Political Sociology-  EU: Power, Politics and Economics- Understanding Extremism and Populism- Money and Banking – International Economics).

Year 3:  36 credit hours equivalent to 8 compulsory courses (Political Theory(1)- Political Theory (2)- International Organizing- Evolution of International Relations- Western Political Systems- Political Development- Political Systems in Latin America- Theory of Foreign Policy)  and 4 elective courses to be chosen from (Democracy, Development and Human Rights- Electoral and Partisan Systems- Civil Society- Theory of National Security- International Disputes- Economic Policy- Institutional Economics-Political Economy).

Year 4: 36 credit hours equivalent to 7 compulsory courses (Arabic Political Systems- Political Systems in Africa- Public Opinion- Diplomatic and Consular Systems- Contemporary International Issues- Constitutional Law- Graduation Project)  and 5 elective courses to be chosen from (Arab Israeli Conflict- Applications of Experimental Economics in Political Science- International Politics of Energy- Global Political Changes- Game Theory- International Institutions/Regions and Global Governance- Asia and the Expected Global Economic and Political Changes- Public Finance-Introduction to Quantitative Methods).

The list of electives is diversified, interdisciplinary and updated in a response to any international development.

Each student’s portfolio is an integral part of the assessment strategy of the School of Economics and Politics. A portfolio includes graded and un-graded work like research projects, quizzes, assignments, and relevant activities in addition to a self-reflection report that reflects on the learning experience of the student throughout the course. The submission of a satisfactory portfolio at the specified due date is compulsory.

 

Students will enjoy a high standard of student support system, both on the university level, through student affairs, as well as on the school level, through a friendly academic advising system, where each staff member will be responsible for a small group of students throughout their whole stay within the school to guide, advise and mentor them whether academically, professionally or socially.

Tuition Fees:

School of Economics and Politics tuition fees for the academic year (2021-2022): EGP 125,000 for Egyptian students. For more information please click here.

Deadlines:

The deadline for the academic year 2021/2022 is 15 September. 

Fill out the online application form.

For more information about the application process and how to apply to the School of Economics and Politics, please visit the Admissions section.

Dr. Hala Sakr

Dean School of Economics and Politics
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Dr. Doaa Wafik Nada

Associate Professor of Economics
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Dr. Ola El Sayed

Associate Professor of Economics
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Dr. Mazen Hassan

Associate Professor of Political Science
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Dr. Mostafa Yousri

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Risk Management
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Dr. Iman Elshair

Lecturer of Economics
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Dr. Maie Ashraf

Lecturer of Economics
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Dr. Marwa Mamdouh

Lecturer of Economics
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Dr. Ghada Ali Abdel Moneim Moussa

Lecturer of Political Science
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Dr. Hoda Shaltout

Lecturer of Political Science
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Dr. Huda Abdel Raouf

Lecturer of Political Science
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Dr. Rasha El Baz

Lecturer of Political Science
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Dr. Shadwa Esmat

Lecturer of Public Administration
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Dr. Fatma Rezkallah Farag

Lecturer of Socio-Computing
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Professor. M. Fouad Abustait

Economics and the International Finance
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Dr. Heba El Deeb

Lecturer of Statistics at Faculty of Economics and Political Science
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Abdelmoneim Khaled

Teaching Assistant of Economics
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Christina Saad Wadid

Teaching Assistant of Statistics
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Amira Yasser Ragab

Assistant Lecturer of Economics
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Nouran Mohamed Tawheed ELSayed

Teaching Assistant of Statistics
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Sama Mamdouh Mahmoud

Teaching Assistant Political Science
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