Can we choose our president?!

It was really an interesting discussion this week about the university leading positions, their qualifications, and methods of hiring. At the very top of the pyramid is the university president or the chief executive officer who is appointed by the Board Of Visitors. A question came to my mind, why appointed? why not elected? Why […]

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A good teacher or a good researcher?

What is more important for a professor, to be a good teacher or a good researcher? One may answer this question by saying that it really depends on the nature of the institution or university in which the professor is working. Some institutions emphasize research (as here in VT), others are not really interested in […]

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Higher Education in Egypt

I really enjoyed this week’s topic about higher education system and the different types of universities and institutions in the US. In this short post, I just want to briefly reflect on the higher educational system we have back home in Egypt. In Egypt, most of the students enter public universities after finishing their high […]

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