25 December 2012

Egypt: Morsi Issues Decree to Establish ZCST

President Mohamed Morsi issued a law on Monday 24/12/2012 establishing Zewail City of Science and Technology as Egypt's national scientific renaissance project.

The Zewail City of Science and Technology (ZCST), managed by Nobel prize winner in chemistry Ahmed Zewail, is officially established according to Law no. 161 of 2012, with headquarters and premises located in Sheikh Zayed in October City, with no further details about the exact locations and whether it will use the disputed buildings and the premises of Nile University or not.

The law comes after a November ruling by the Administrative Court that Nile University should restore the disputed buildings on the campus, after months of protests by Nile University students who insist on the ownership of the university's premises.

Meanwhile, President Morsi met on Monday 24/12/2012 Head of Egypt State Information Service (SIS) Mohamed Badr el-Din Mustafa Zayed in Qoba Palace.

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