Challenges and Opportunities

After the revolution of January 25, 2011, and the democratic changes in Egypt, universities are acquiring more and more autonomy of governance and students are more and more involved in the decision-making process.

Student unions are being reelected and their role is enhanced, and also university staff unions are being reformatted, re-elected and their roles enhanced. However, it is very early to judge the outputs of such a process, but the general trend is a move towards more autonomy for universities, more involvement of students and also elections of governing bodies., p.10