MIU First Conference on Developing the Postgraduate Studies in the Media Field
MIU First Conference on Developing the Postgraduate Studies in the Media Field27 Apr 2017
Under the auspices of Dr. Khaled Abd El Ghaffar, Minister of the Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Universities, Misr International University and the Supreme Council’s Committee of Planning and Media Studies Sector organized the first-of-its-kind conference on April 23rd, 2017 at MIU premises to tackle and develop the postgraduate studies’ issues in the mass media field in Egypt.
The conference proposed new criteria for the postgraduate studies and research, as well as set up rules for the higher educational institutions that grant Master and PhD degrees for the purpose of ensuring high quality research.
Dr. Khaled Abd El Ghaffar said that Egypt now is experiencing challenges on the national and international levels; therefore development of postgraduate studies, together with creating strategic plans that guide the Egyptian media, are both crucial for the welfare and progress of the society.
The conference was attended by more than 200 faculty deans, professors and representatives of public and private universities all over Egypt including Dr. Samy Abdelaziz, Head of Supreme Council’s Committee of Planning and Media Studies Sector, Dr. Jihan Yousri Abo El Ela, Dean of Mass Communication at Cairo University, Dr. Suzan Al Qelini, Dean of Faculty of Arts at Ain Shams University. In addition , MIU alumni and senior students attended the conference and exchanged their opinions on the issue with Egypt’s brightest experts in the field to help the Supreme Council in mapping out the new criteria and requirements of the upcoming phase and taking a final decision in that matter.
Professor Hamdy Hassan the university Vice President, Faculty of Al-Alsun & Mass Communication Dean and Committee Member, affirmed that the conference is a successful first step on the road of identifying the obstacles faced by this sector and in setting up certain standards for the institutions granting postgraduate degrees, in the hope of producing quality rather than quantity research work.