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Faculty of Economics & Political Science
About the Faculty
I am pleased to welcome you to Future Universitys website, Faculty of Economics and Political Science. I am glad that you visited our webpage to learn about the distinctive features of our Faculty.
The study of politics and economics is interdisciplinary, and human and material resources are unlimited. Political science is the outreaching science that helps us understand who we are as humans and how we interact with others to build productive and happy life. Economics provides an intellectual and conscious way of assessing and solving problems. It is concerned with not only life but also quality of life.
The Facultys curriculum and training are based on the balance between rigorous academic content and character building, offering students high quality learning opportunities in three distinguished professional fields (Economics, Political Science and Public Administration). Our program is designed to prepare students to become participant and involved citizens with significant influence in their communities.
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Professor Abdul- Monem Al- Mashat
Dean of Faculty of Economics and Political Science
Commitment to quality and excellence in higher education in Egypt. The mission of the faculty is to contribute in human resources preparation and development required for sustainable and comprehensive development both in Egypt and Arab countries. This would be done through rigorous curriculum and advanced academic programs which meet national and regional needs as well as requirements of globalization.
Faculty of Economics and Political Science is the only faculty in private universities in Egypt with three complementary departments; Political Science, Economics and Public Administration. Specialization starts in the second year. For students to receive their bachelor degree they should successfully finish 139 credit hours. Students might be able to receive a second bachelor degree from the other two departments provided that they successfully accomplish 14 additional courses in that field. Students might be able to select a minor provided that they successfully succeed in 12 credit hours from that minor. Students body includes, in addition to Egyptians, citizens from Arab as well as foreign countries.
Students, starting with second year are involved in summer internship in political, economic, financial and media agencies such as the League of the Arab States, the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Administrative Development as well as other national and international agencies.
There are distinguished professors, experts and former ambassadors who teach political science, economics, law and public administration. The majority of them received their PhD degrees from prestigious Western universities and has wide international experience. FEPS recruits highly smart and creative teaching assistants who undergo rigorous academic training and who will constitute future staff.
FEPS dean is a prominent professor of political science with international reputation. He has been an international expert in educational policy. He worked four years as the Cultural and Educational Counselor for Egypt in Washington; he also was Scholarships and Fellowships Administrator for the World Bank in Washington for over 10 years. He served as director of the Center for Political Research and Studies at Cairo University.
FEPS signed partnership agreements with University of Maryland- College Park and is negotiating an agreement with Winona University in the United States for Summer training programs, exchange of students and professors as a step for double certificate.
FEPS invites public figures and foreign officials to interact with the students in the Assembly Hour. On the top of those who have visited the University and FEPS is Mr. Hayens Mahoney, the Cultural and Media Counselor of the Embassy of USA in Cairo, Professor Ali Helal Dessouki, Former Minister of Youth and the Secretary General for Media in the National Democratic Party, Sal Sosnowski, the Vice President of the University of Maryland, College Park and Mr. Stephen Perry, Regional Information Resource Officer, USA Embassy in Cairo.
In addition to academic lectures, FEPS arranges scientific visits to international and strategic national organizations such as the People's Assembly, the League of Arab States, the Foreign Ministry, the National Council on Human Rights among others. The objective of such extra curricula activities is to create awareness among students regarding the relationship between academic studies on one hand and real politics on the other. In addition, students through interactions with the host organizations create networks which would help them both in conducting the research and finding appropriate jobs after graduation. Moreover, FEPS students participated with Cairo University students in Model American Presidency (MAP). FEPS is the potential HUB of the newly established World Bank Model in collaboration with the AUC and Cairo University. FEPS negotiates with AUC joint extra curricula activities such as public lectures as well as students' activities.
FEPS has been so prominent to the degree that senior delegation of staffers and advisors in the United States Congress and a group of outstanding students from the University of Maryland visited the school in March and May 2008 respectively.
FEPS established the Center for Political and Human Studies as a research and training vehicle for civil society and NGOs. The Center receives funds from major international funding agencies located in Cairo to conduct its activities which concentrate on vital national and regional issues on the top of which is the status of refugees.
Graduates from FEPS are potential employees in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, strategic state agencies, media outlets, prestigious banks and financial firms and corporations as well as government departments. Some of the graduates might join the Peoples Assembly and the Shura Council as staffers. Students, who are interested in pursuing their graduate studies abroad, would be able to do so through established partnerships with foreign universities.