In the context of activating the partnership agreements between Egyptian Universities and British Universities, Prof. Dr., Ashraf Al-Shehhi, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Prof. Dr. Ashraf Hatem Secretary of the Supreme Council for Universities and Rectors of the universities of Alexandria, Helwan and Banha participated in the Forum of Ministers of Higher Education held in London where they signed partnership agreements with British universities in the presence of Mr. Nasser Kamel; the Egypt's Ambassador in Britain.

Dr. Rushdy Zahran ; the President of Alexandria University signed two agreements with London South Bank University and the University of Dundee for cooperation in the field of scientific research and joint programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and engineering as well as the programs of Master’s and Doctorate degrees and the exchange of faculty members and students. Another agreement of cooperation was signed between the Faculty Medicine - Alexandria University and the Faculty of Medicine - University of Liverpool.

Prof. Dr. Rushdy Zahran stated that these agreements were signed after the first meeting of the Egyptian-British Coordinating Committee as these agreements shall activate the framework convention between the two countries to cooperate in the field of higher education and scientific research which was signed during the visit of President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi to London in November 2015.

Dr Zahran added that Alexandria University prepares to hold a workshop on technical education and vocational training, in partnership with some British universities and institutions in which the Minister of Higher Education and British experts will attend during next October. The proposed workshop will be a part of the activities of the Egyptian-British year for science, technology, education and innovation during 2016.