Why UH?

An innovative force
in education.

They are a diverse and welcoming
community with a global reach and
a common purpose.

Global Academic Foundation (GAF) is a leading academic institution in the Arab Republic of Egypt operating under the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education in compliance with the International Branch Campus Law No. 162 of 2018.

GAF is hosting The University of Hertfordshire (UH) as the first full-fledged branch campus of a British university in Egypt that encompass all UH schools and faculties and bringing globally accredited Bachelor Degrees from the UK to Egypt.

GAF dedicates itself to staying up-to-date on national, regional and international changes in the fields of Higher Education; Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, Computer Sciences, Mass Communications and Physiotherapy.

The Inauguration Ceremony of Global Academic Foundation took place in December 2019 in the presence of H.E. Dr.Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research in Egypt.


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through study.


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Why study at Hertfordshire
in Egypt?


At UH, our curricula are designed hand in hand with industry professionals.

  • At UH, we teach you to work smarter to not just learn but learn by doing real life internships with top industry leaders.
  • At UH, you become an officially registered student in both the UK and Egypt.
  • Apply to the first fully-Fledged UK Branch Campus in Egypt and get access to the same sources, courses and databases as our students in
    the UK.
  • Be like UH alumni and take advantage of our high employability rate and earn a spot working at one of the top companies worldwide.
  • Benefit from our direct entry requirements, high performing students can graduate a year earlier than other students.

Word from the president

Welcome to
the University of Hertfordshire

As the President of this university, I am proud that through this unique partnership we will be delivering a comprehensive range of academic programmes in the New Administrative Capital.

Myself, and all my colleagues, are committed to ensuring our students are supported academically throughout their studies and are ideally placed to enter the workplace or continue academic study after graduation. Indeed, the University of Hertfordshire has a 96% employability rate for its graduates and so a globally recognised degree from the University of Hertfordshire hosted by GAF will be your passport to a successful future.

However, it is not all about academic performance, we want our students to have a broadly based student experience whilst at the university. Our campus includes state-of-the-art facilities for sports including a gym, tennis and soccer pitches and venues for media and the arts. In addition, we want our students to create a vibrant community both within the university and beyond. There are numerous clubs and societies available and through our student ambassadorship programme we are cementing our links with local communities. Of course, as part of the greater University of Hertfordshire student community our students will have the opportunity to broaden their horizons further.

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Mr Ashraf Halim

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Ahmed Sadek

Chief Financial Officer

Dr Carol Porter

Dean of Student Affairs

Mrs Dalia Issa

Dean of Student Support and Wellbeing

Professor Eric Dimla

 Dean of Engineering and Computer Science

Professor Aly Abdelbary

Dean of Life and Medical Sciences

Dr Neveen Ahmed

Acting Dean of the Business School

Dr Amira Draz

Dean of Health Sciences

Mrs Nagwa Ismail

Executive Director of Human Resources

Dr Amani Ismail

Mass Communications Programme Lead

Professor David Hawkins

Dean of Humanities and Creative Arts

Dr Hashem Taher

Associate Dean of Creative Arts

Mrs Maaly Khalil

Executive Operations Director

Mr Hesham Sakr

Director of Information Technology

Our vision and Mission

How are we



This means whatever your background is, wherever you are from, UH will drive your potential, empowering you to succeed.



This means whatever your background is, wherever you are from, UH will drive your potential, empowering you to succeed.


Opportunities to

This means whatever your background is, wherever you are from, UH will drive your potential, empowering you to succeed.

Research Highlights from UH-GAF

Academics at UH-GAF are engaged with cutting edge research which informs both their teaching and contributes to transforming lives.

Here are some examples of this ground-breaking research:


Digital technologies in the public-health response to COVID-19.

Budd J, Miller BS, Manning EM, Lampos V, Zhuang M, Edelstein M, Rees G, Emery VC, Stevens MM, Keegan N, Short MJ, Pillay D, Manley E, Cox IJ, Heymann D, Johnson AM, McKendry RA.Nat Med. 2020 Aug;26(8):1183-1192. doi: 10.1038/s41591-020-1011-4. Epub 2020 Aug 7.

Digital technologies in the public-health response to COVID-19 | Nature Medicine

Towards an ultra-rapid smartphone- connected test for infectious diseases.

Turbé V, Gray ER, Lawson VE, Nastouli E, Brookes JC, Weiss RA, Pillay D, Emery VC, Verrips CT, Yatsuda H, Athey D, McKendry RA.Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 20;7(1):11971. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-11887-6.

For further information see www.i-sense.org.uk

Novel decay dynamics revealed for virus-mediated drug activation in cytomegalovirus infection. Rose J, Emery VC, Kumar D, Asberg A, Hartmann A, Jardine AG, Bignamini AA, Humar A, Neumann AU. . PLoS Pathog. 2017 Apr 13;13(4):e1006299. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006299. eCollection 2017 Apr.

School of Life and Medical Sciences

School of Life and Medical Sciences

Design and synthesis of methoxyphenyl- and coumarin-based chalcone derivatives as anti-inflammatory agents by inhibition of NO production and down-regulation of NF-κB in LPS-induced RAW264.7 macrophage cells. Emam SH, Sonousi A, Osman EO, Hwang D, Kim G-D, Hassan RA....

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School of Business

School of Business

On the Asymmetric and De-Anchored Impacts of Exchange Rate on Inflation Rate in Egypt: A Non-Linear MIDAS Analysis. Ragab A. 2020. Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (working paper). Dividend policy and probability of extreme returns. Bouaddi M, Farooq O, Ahmed N....

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School of Engineering and Computer Science

School of Engineering and Computer Science

“Soil Strengthening Using Ethyl Cellulose”. Alaa Ata, Marwa Nabil and Doaa Hosaam. 2019. The Egyptian International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Technology Vol.27 (2019) 51–58 http://www.eijest.zu.edu.eg. Optimizing the Unconnected Piled Raft Foundation for...

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School of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Comparison of the effects between low- versus medium-energy radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy on knee osteoarthritis: A randomised controlled trial. Hammam RF, Kamel RM, Draz AH, Azzam AA, Abu El Kasem ST. J Taibah Univ MednSci. 2020 May 15;15(3):190-196. doi:...

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Why UH

UH in the UK

The University of Hertfordshire (UH) is a leading public University in Hertfordshire county in the UK; just 25 minutes north of London. With a population of 24,3801 student, undergraduate disciplines in 198 different degrees, and Graduate Schools that offer different 400 degrees. Throughout the years, and developing itself as a pioneer in Engineering sciences, the University has developed multiple research centers of its own in various other fields, including health and human sciences, arts and humanities, and science and technology; becoming one of the leading entrepreneurial universities in the United Kingdom, spanning half a century of innovative higher education provision.

UH in the UK , is awarded TEF Gold rated expert teaching; meaning we offer the highest quality of instruction that is found in the UK. It also means that we teach you to become ready for the working world; 96.5% of Herts students are getting jobs within the first six months of graduating that made University of Hertfordshire has a high employability rate.

UH Alumni

Stories of UH Alumni who have great influence in their careers:

• Disney joins forces with University of Hertfordshire graduate, Ugandan Hamid Ibrahim, to create an original African sci-fi series
• We hold strong links with the Harry Potter universe! Mike Newell (the Director of Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire) had held a number of lectures for the Film and Television Production students and presented his own award to Hertfordshire students!”
• Meet Matthew Mainprize who has worked on exciting projects like Jurassic World: Evolution for Frontier Developments since graduating. Matthew is currently working as a Graduate Audio • Designer at Frontier Developments.
• Alumni Jody Cundy won gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
• Alumni Jamie Stone (BSc (Hons) Social Work, 2013) wins the highly prestigious award of ‘2014 Newly Qualified Social Worker of the Year (Adults)’. Jamie went on to win Alumnus of the Year 2015 and in doing so became the youngest ever recipient.


Our many partnerships aim to bring academic excellence and develop expertise in the teaching and learning process while helping students find their first steps onto their career paths. Through establishing those connections with our diverse partners and renowned institutions, we guarantee a multidimensional learning process that involves hand-on experience and rigorous training.