Zewail University of Science and Technology Selects PowerCampus by Ellucian to Help Meet Strategic Educational Goals
Zewail University of Science and Technology has selected Ellucian, a global provider of technology solutions for educational institutions, to support its strategic goals aimed at building a knowledge-based society.
The new Minister of Higher Education in Egypt has focused the higher education sector on the challenges facing the country. These include creating 1.2 million places to accommodate the increasing number of students every year, developing education curricula, linking curricula to the needs of the labor market, and encouraging universities and institutes in governorates.
"We are building a knowledge-based society that is founded on creative thinking, modern education, and engagement with the Egyptian public at large. Technology is crucial to our vision of creating a scientific environment that encourages the exchange of ideas and scholarly discourse," said Shahira Helmy, Director, Office of the Provost, Zewail University of Science and Technology. "Ellucian was selected because of its global leadership in delivering innovative education solutions and its local expertise in the Middle East market."
Built on Microsoft technologies, PowerCAMPUS by Ellucian is a complete student management solution specifically designed to help small and mid-sized educational institutions meet growing demands for improved accountability, performance, and productivity. Zewail University is deploying the solution to help attract and retain qualified students and provide them with enriched learning experiences. PowerCAMPUS will help the university enhance communication between faculty, staff, students, and alumni by providing a personalized virtual community where constituents can collaborate and connect.
In addition, the solution will help streamline the processing of administrative tasks for students and employees in the areas of admissions, academic records, advancement, finances, and human resources, freeing up staff time. The more efficient use of staff time and improved communications will support Zewail University's commitment to carefully train selected students in basic state-of-the-art science and engineering and offer them hands-on research opportunities.
Mathew Boice, Vice President EMEAI, Ellucian, said, "As a leading regional science and technology institute, Zewail University has a key mandate to provide Egyptian students graduates with knowledge of basic sciences, and promote critical and creative thinking which could have a significant impact on society. Ellucian is pleased to support Zewail University's mission, and is also committed to providing solutions that help institutions respond to the challenges in Egypt."
Ellucian now serves a client base of over 2,300 institutions in 40 countries around the world. Zewail University joins a growing community of institutions using the PowerCAMPUS solution to navigate change, achieve greater transparency, and drive efficiencies.
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