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Liverpool drops plans for Egyptian campus

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The University of Liverpool has scrapped plans for a branch campus in Egypt following concerns from its executive body about working with the country’s government, HE can reveal.

A leaked paper from the university’s operational executive body, written in September and published by the website Academic Freedom Watch on 29 October, revealed concerns about the risk of reputational damage for the University of Liverpool if it went ahead with its planned educational partnership with the Egyptian government.

In June, representatives from the university signed a memorandum of understanding with the Egyptian government, agreeing to explore collaboration on joint research, staff and student mobility and a potential branch campus. 

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