The School of Continuing Education of The American University in Cairo has signed a University Alliance agreement with SAP , the world's largest business software company and the third-biggest independent software provider by revenue.
The signing ceremony, which took place recently at AUC Tahrir Square campus, is set to bind Egypt's Global University and the world leader in enterprise applications together in order to further enhance students' learning experience. With this agreement AUC is now the 100th member to join the SAP University Alliances program community in the MENA region.
The SAP solutions provided will help graduates apply their employability and technical skills to virtual and real business cases. In addition, they will also enable students to explore future entrepreneurships.
Dr. Deena Boraie, Dean of the School of Continuing Education, welcomed the opportunity to conclude an agreement with SAP and stressed that this agreement will help the school provide some fundamental employability skills and additional lifelong learning opportunities for learners. Dr. Boraie stated: "We strive to offer a range of educational opportunities that meet the needs and lifestyles of our diverse learners who come to study at SCE."
"Our highly regarded continuing education programs, which will now include selected SAP -relevant topics, are available in a variety of face-to-face and blended formats and flexible schedules during the day, evenings, weekends and intensive institutes all throughout the year," she continued.
The University Alliances program will facilitate opportunities for the School of Continuing Education to fulfill the diverse needs of the community by offering a broader array of professional educational certificates and stand-alone courses. With the signing, The American University in Cairo can take part in SAP competitions and contests, send students to Innovation and Design Thinking events, and get directly involved in research and the development of new SAP solutions.
"We are very delighted that today's agreement with the School of Continuing Education of the American University in Cairo marks the welcoming of our 100th member to join our SAP University Alliances program in the Middle East and North Africa region. It also underscores our commitment to developing talented youth in Egypt, which has become a hub and a major exporter of talent for the region," said Marita Mitschein, SAP 's Senior Vice President for Strategic Investments and Managing Director for SAP Training & Development Institute, SAP MENA .
"We are confident that with the academic offerings of AUC 's School of Continuing Education's, combined with SAP 's business know-how, will open up new career opportunities for graduates and give them early exposure to potential employers," added Mitschein.
"Our 100th University Alliances Partnership in the region, with AUC , is a major milestone in SAP MENA , as we strengthen our commitment to supporting the region's workforce of the future. Egypt hosts the Arab World's largest population, and we're dedicated to harnessing the potential of young Egyptians, and provide them with the skills to drive the country's long-term growth in the digital economy," said Amr Ghoneim, Managing Director, SAP North Africa and Levant.
SAP operates a network of 115 subsidiaries with a focus on six industry sectors: process industries, discrete industries, consumer industries, service industries, financial services and public services.
About The American University in Cairo/School of Continuing Education:
School of Continuing Education at The American University in Cairo was established in 1924 to serve the community of Egypt. With its 86 years of experience, SCE is able to offer high quality educational and skill development programs/courses that attract learners of various nationalities and different walks of life. The School of Continuing Education provides certificate programs, noncredit term-length courses and variable-length customized courses to fulfill the continuing education needs of individuals and organizations in Egypt and the Middle East.