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

Prof. Hala Sakr,
Dean of the School of Economics and Politics

Prof. 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:

Newgiza University (NGU) was established as a private university by a presidential Decree “93” in April 2010. NGU schools were acknowledged by the Ministry of Higher Education (MHE) and the Supreme Council of Universities (SCU)

The university will eventually include twelve schools: Medicine; Pharmacy; Dentistry; Nursing and Health Science; Economics and Politics; Law; Business and Finance; Engineering; Information Technology; Fine Arts; Archaeology; and Languages and Interpretation. Currently, eight schools are functioning (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Business and Finance, Economics and Politics, Engineering, Information Technology, and Fine Arts).

The School of Economics and Politics was acknowledged by decree “4556” in October 2019. Every school will apply for accreditation by National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Education (NAQAAE) after the graduation of the first batch.

 

Academic Collaboration with King’s College London (KCL):

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 programs 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 worked with their NGU colleagues in strategic planning, organization and governance of the new programs, 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 brings its worldwide expertise to NGU. King’s has currently more than 33,000 students from over 190 countries around the world. Its 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.

King’s 2024 ranking is 40th in the QS World University Rankings, and is consistently placed in the top 50 of various global university rankings. It is also ranked 6th in the world for research power (2021 Research Excellence Framework). Furthermore, 14 people from King’s and its associated institutions have been awarded the Nobel Prize. Recently, King’s College London has been awarded a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023, with a Gold rating for graduate outcomes.

 

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

  • The School of Economics and Politics students visit the Arab League. Read the full story here.
  • The School of Economics and Politics students explore the Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). Read the full story here.
  • NGU students at the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR). Read the full story here.
  • NGU School of Economics and Politics students at the Institute for Diplomatic Studies. Read the full story here.
  • The School of Economics and Politics students continue to make their mark in the world of finance. Read the full story here.
  • The Egyptian Competition Authority seminar unveils opportunities for the School of Economics and Politics students. Read the full story here.
  • The School of Economics and Politics organized a lecture by Dr. Sara Adel Mansour, on: Economics in Reality. Read the full story here.
  • The School of Economics and Politics invited Amb. Dr. Sallama Shaker to deliver a lecture on: Power Rivalry and Global Disorder. Read the full story here.
  • The School of Economics and Politics hosted a lecture by International Disability Inclusion Consultant, Dr. Mostafa Attia. Read the full story here.
  • The School of Economics and Politics invited Amb. Dr. Sallama Shaker to deliver a lecture on: War by Other Means. Read the full story here.
  • The School of Economics and Politics organized a lecture by Amb. Abd Al-Rahman Salah Al-Din Ali. Read the full story here.
  • The School of Economics and Politics organized a lecture by Amb. Moushira Khattab. Read the full story here.
  • The School of Economics and Politics organized an event with the Egyptian Stock Exchange EGX. Read the full story here.
  • The School of Economics and Politics invited Amb. Dr. Sallama Shaker to deliver a lecture on: Challenges of Diplomacy in a Global Era. Read the full story here.
  • A Round table was held between the School of Economics and Politics and the School of Information Technology. Read the full story here.
  • The School of Economics and Politics invited Ms. Shahira Diab to share her success story in the business world. Read the full story here.
  • The School of Economics and Politics organized an online webinar about the future of job opportunities. Read the full story here.
  • 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.

Fall 2024 Entrance Requirements – School of Economics and Politics

For more details, please refer to the admissions section.

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.

The pool of elective courses is open to both students of Economics and Politics departments.

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 (2023-2024): EGP 127,950 + 750 USD for Egyptian students. For more information, please click here.

Deadlines:

The deadline for the academic year 2023/2024 will be announced soon.

To apply to the School of Economics and Politics (Fall 2024/25), fill out our online application form.

For admissions inquiry, please contact 16623, or email enrollment@ngu.edu.eg

Prof. Hala Sakr

Dean of the School of Economics and Politics
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Prof. M. Fouad Abustait

Professor of Economics and International Finance
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Prof. Gaber Awad

Professor of Comparative Politics
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Prof. Ola Al Sayed

Professor of Financial Economics
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Dr. Doaa Wafik Nada

Associate Professor of Economics
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Dr. Mostafa Yousri

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Risk Management
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Dr. Ebtisam Hussein

Associate Professor of Political Science
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Dr. Rawia Tawfiq

Associate Professor of Political Science
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Dr. Salwa Mohamed Abdelaziz

Associate Professor of Economics
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Dr. Heba Mohamed Zahra

Associate Professor of Political Science
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Dr. Rasha El Baz

Lecturer of Political Science
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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. Fatma Rezkallah Farag

Lecturer of Socio-Computing
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Dr. Heba El Deeb

Lecturer of Statistics
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Dr. Ahmed Megahed

Lecturer of Political Science
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Amira Yasser Ragab

Lecturer of Economics
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Nouran Mohamed Tawheed ELSayed

Assistant Lecturer of Statistics
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Yosra Wassef

Assistant Lecturer of Economics
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Wael AbdelHalim

Assistant Lecturer of Statistics
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Mohamed Sobhy El-Mashad

Assistant Lecturer of Political Science
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Rania Moaaz

Assistant Lecturer of Economics
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Sama Mamdouh Mahmoud

Teaching Assistant of Political Science
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Mohamed AlSayyed

Teaching Assistant of Political Science
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Fatma Hesham Mohamed

Teaching Assistant of Economics
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Nada Shoeib

Teaching Assistant of Statistics
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