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About MUST

MUST History

Misr University for Science & Technology (MUST) is the first private university established in Egypt with nearly 20,000+ students. Since 1996, MUST has been recognized for effectiveness and notability of its academic programs as well as the success of its sustainability efforts. Must is well known for its dedication to excellence.

MUST is a nationally recognized technological university administrating a remarkable process of education and securing a highly-ranked research and scholarships in various fields. 

MUST enjoys full legal recognition by all educational authorities In Egypt and is authorized to grant B.A, B.S, M.A, M.S, and Ph.D. degrees in different fields of study. All our programs at MUST have been accredited by the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt.

MUST is an active member of the Association of Arab universities, the International Association of university Presidents and the Association of African Universities.

Local and International Linkages

International linkages are critical for innovation as they provide powerful learning opportunities and support innovation processes. Not only this, they also expose students to the real world and its diversity.
Consistent with its philosophy in linking its education and research activities with renowned and reputed, comparable organizations and through a well-planned program for undergraduates studies, MUST adopts an active and persistent policy of interaction with these local and international organizations allowing for further developments in student curricula and establishing strong ties with academia and industry alike.
Office of International Linkages is a unit under the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. This office is mandated to identify and explore areas of cooperation and linkages with foreign and local institutions. It promotes academic collaboration with local and foreign universities in the form of student and faculty exchange, joint research, publication exchange, conference sponsorship and other various academic activities. The office is also engaged in the initiation, planning, implementation and monitoring of linkage activities.

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to facilitate the learning process of our youth to achieve excellence on social, educational and professional levels. The university aims at altering lives of its students and contributing to the process of education in society as a whole, creating knowledge and, more importantly, seeking distinction. We share the belief that students’ social and educational enhancement emerges when they apply their knowledge. We are committed to delivering the best education experience through expanding imagination of the students, cultivating lifelong learning, and promoting respect for diversity. At MUST, we provide access to higher education opportunities that enable students to achieve the knowledge and skills needed for the job market at actual. We strive to enhance youth capabilities through our distinguished learning environment.

Our Vision

Our vision is striving to be a leading international institution and maintaining our notable status in research and education where all our students have the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential in order to participate in, and contribute to, all life aspects. Aiming towards excellence in its field, MUST was an institute that was born strong and self-motivated to grow into a unique organization and fill the gap in the field of higher education in Egypt aspiring for future expansion all over the Middle East. We seek to ensure that every student acquires various community needs through the use of technology and innovation. At MUST, we provide students with an exceptional educational experience to help them reach their chosen careers. Our up-to-date curricula guide students towards a better-planned future and prepares them to lead successful lives full of achievements.

Chancellor

Thanks to the (late) Doctor Souad Kafafi, we now have the university as she is the main founder and she established the first Board of Trustees in 1996 till 2004. Currently, Mr. Khaled El-Toukhy is the chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Mr. Khaled Altoukhy

Chancellor, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Misr University for Science and Technology has been founded by virtue of the presidential Decree NO.245/1996. Then university was founded by a group led by the late prof. Dr. Souad Kafafi. The founders believed in the importance of private higher education. They were focused on human development which they understood to be the route to achieving development in all other fields in Egypt as well as the rest of the region.

The university uses the credit hour system to allow the students to develop independent personalities as done in internationally renowned institutes. The students are free to choose programs and specializations to suit their own aptitude and talents for the good. This system helps stimulate thinking and self study in students that paves way for creativity and self development by the means of modern technology and exploiting it to develop much needed skills

The university realizes that scientific research is imperative for success in any sector and has gathered several outstanding researchers as well as modern equipment that are able to carry through the type of research that is needed to benefit the society the most.

The university maintains a group of service centers to include the society in its progress and activities by providing services to the general public in all fields.

The value that this institution places in knowledge is because of the belief that knowledge not only liberates the mind but also paves way to innovation in every sector, therefore, creating the new generations’ capability of self progress and prosperity.

Professor Dr. Souad Kafafi, Ph.D

Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST) is one of the major private universities in Egypt. The university is a major educational institution and a national resource of the country. The university serves through its central campus in the six of October city.

The university was founded with the core purpose of high-quality academic teaching, research, and public service in order to build the capacity of individual students and help them develop enlightened and critical thinking, understanding, and the capacity to act on these values. The university was founded to shape society as well as individuals via the dissemination of knowledge.

The university offers various degree programs in undergraduate as well as post-graduate levels in both liberal arts as well as science.

University’s activities are mainly focused on research to participate in the generation’s advancement of knowledge and to prepare mature scholars. Able students are offered the opportunity to select from a wide spectrum of lifelong learning needs via the university’s programs and find multiple new approaches & solutions to contemporary problems.

The university is a representative of the human commitment to the betterment of the world at an international scale and this objective is delivered through its exploration of new ideas and preparation of its students as quality citizens.


MUST Values & principles

 

MUST enjoys a position of influence, as an educator and employer in the region, nationally and internationally.  Recognizing that with privilege comes responsibility and duties, the Code of Ethics MUST adopts, describes how those responsibilities are fulfilled.

This Code articulates the overarching framework of ethical principles that govern MUST community. Its principles underpin all University policies and our approach to partnerships with other institutions. The code applies to all MUST University activities undertaken by all staff, students and individuals acting on behalf of the University or in the name of the University including those who hold an honorary status with the University. Former employees who have been conferred privileges at the University, for example, Emeritus Professors, also abide by these principles.

MUST is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards and to upholding the public’s trust. This Code of Ethics forms the ethical principles that guide all members of the university community in all decisions and activities. These principles are:

  • Respect: We nurture a climate of care, concern, fairness, and civility towards others while recognizing and embracing each individual’s dignity, freedom, and diversity.
  • Honesty and Integrity: We act and communicate truthfully and candidly. We uphold the university’s values and make decisions based on general welfare, conducting ourselves free of personal conflicts or appearances of impropriety and self-dealing.
  • Communication: We openly share information with all stakeholders regarding the processes used in creating policies as well as making decisions for the university.
  • Stewardship: We use university resources in a wise and prudent manner in order to achieve our educational mission and strategic objectives, not for personal benefit or gain.
  • Excellence: We conduct all university affairs diligently, exercising due professional care and strive to meet the high expectations we have set for ourselves as well as the expectations of those we serve.
  • Responsibility and Accountability: We are trustworthy and answerable for our conduct, decisions and obligations and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures. We recognize our obligation to report unethical conduct to appropriate authorities.

General Principles

1- Credibility should emerge first from one’s self then being extended to others in a manner that reflects an ideal moral behavior.

2- The sense of responsibility and efficiency is promoted through the proper application of democracy and ethics in a way that guarantees achieving a perfect balance. This balance helps creating effective leadership and administration. It also encourages MUST family at all levels to practice their rights in the decision making through the participation of college members, students, researchers as well as the administrative staff members in this process.

3- MUST staff, either the teaching or the administrative staff, must be treated equally with due respect regardless of their administrative hierarchy.

4- Truthfulness and the critical spirit are essential principles in research and acquiring different fields of knowledge produced by MUST. ‘Truth’ entails the availability of efficiency as well as the critical observation of facts and experimentation comparing different views based on various reliable sources in addition to creative and accurate thinking.

5- Scientific research must be based on academic integrity and social effect.

6- Objectivity and neutrality constitute the basic elements to achieve the required fairness in exams for students, offering appointments for staff, as well as evaluation and promotions.

First: College Members

  1. Ethics of Scientific Research:

 

– Enhancing the discipline related to scientific research.

– Achieving scientific integrity in research writing.

– Activating teamwork in research and taking part in it.

– In teamwork research, attributing the findings to the person who carried them out.

– Developing sincere orientation in selecting the thesis subject matter for postgraduate students.

– Providing training for students on how to evaluate points separately while the research is underway and to be committed to accuracy and scientific integrity in carrying out research papers and following them up.

– Urging students to bear responsibility when conducting analyses as well as recording findings, and trying to prove them scientifically.

– Being committed to thorough and fair evaluation of the research undertaken.

 

  1. Ethics in the Field of Social Work Services and Community Development:

 

– Executing the work entrusted by MUST administration or college.

– Setting a good example in and out side the campus.

– Confronting steadfastly and as possible the community problems and environment development.

– Taking part in ethical promotion within the assisting body of the teaching staff.

– Achieving relevance of the conducted research to the community needs.

 

 

III. Teaching Ethics:

 

– Setting a good example in behavior, commitment as well as the application of academic accepted customs.

– Preparing carefully the subject matter taught, putting into consideration the most state-of-the-art scientific aspects related to thereto and seeking advancement in their discipline.

– Making use of the most up-to-the-minute teaching methods and aids as well as the educational multimedia available.

– Encouraging students to take part in discussions and express their views in accordance with the accepted, constructive, rules of dialogue.

– Setting a good example in their performance.

– Acquainting the students with their course contents and asserting the course relevance with the study program in general and the evaluation tools.

– Making full use of the lecture time in an effective fruitful manner to the benefit of the student, college as well as the whole community.

– Seeking to promote the students’ abilities to think logically, independently, as well as reaching the correct deductions.

– Conducting constant and regular evaluation to students, analyzing the results obtained, and finally holding teacher/student discussions in this respect.

– Paying attention to the most suitable basics of setting a test to fulfill its aim of being a proper method to measure the students’ knowledge and skills.

Second : The Ethical Responsibility on MUST Staff

  •  Carrying out the work assigned honestly and faithfully
  •  Remaining neutral, objective, fair and taking the proper action as per the applied rules of respect .
  •  Maintaining data confidentiality, especially those related to students, their behavior, exams and financial data.
  •  Maintaining public funds about equipment usage and making full use of work time.
  •  Abiding by the regulations, laws, and rules applied in force.
  •  Seeking to achieve the mission of MUST and the department he/she is affiliated to.
  •  Staff members’ relations, regardless of the administrative hierarchy, should be based on mutual respect and keenness on public good.

Third: The Student

Students’ Rights:

– Receiving the ID card as it is the document that provides the personal identification in campus.

– Participating in scientific clubs and taking part in establishing them, in addition to participating in their activities as per the regulating rules therein.

– Making use of the publications available in different libraries (either through perusing or borrowing them) according to their respective regulating rules.

– Making use of MUST labs for carrying out experiments and creative research work as per the regulating rules.

– Participating in different activities conducted under the auspices of MUST, such as athletic, cultural, and social activities.

– Providing full social care for students in campus to help them solve the problems that hinder their academic achievement. This could be done through their academic advisors in campus and social researchers.

– The students have the right to get their financial aid as per the rules applied.

– Receiving the documents issued by MUST that include the degrees after the completion of graduation requirements.

– Asking their teachers in campus about ambiguous points if any. Neither punishment nor censorship is imposed on them in this respect as long as they are committed to the laws & regulations applied in force and the rules of decorum.

– Enjoying the rights mentioned in these regulations including the right to stop enrolment, re-enrolment, withdrawal, and filing a complaint against their exam results, etc.

– Receiving a formal payment receipt whenever they pay for any service in the university and also refunding the insurance they had paid as per MUST regulations.

–  All students are equal in terms of rights and duties.

– Keeping the students’ files in a safe place in campus according to the required rules of privacy and confidentiality. No document of their files are given to any person, except to the students themselves or their authorized person. Nothing concerning their status is published unless it is due to a punishment decree. There is special confidentiality regarding the personal photos of the student, especially those of female students; they must not be shown or given except to the concerned person (employee), considering that photos are an essential requirement of admission and therefore must be kept properly.

 

Students’ Duties:

– Abiding by the rules stated in these regulations, especially those concerned with attendance, showing due diligence in learning, and taking exams in order to achieve success.

– Paying for the services they require, such as tuition fees, fines, etc.

– Abstaining from causing any trouble that might affect the continuation of study or even seeking to instigate to do so, or taking part in any planned non-attendance of lectures or any other university-related obligatory activities.

– Avoiding any indecent behavior, verbally or non-verbally, that might affect the student’s or MUST reputation inside or outside the campus.

– Abiding by exams regulating systems and refraining from copying from others or even seeking to do so.

– Seeking to keep MUST premises, equipment, scientific instruments and books in a good condition, and returning borrowed books to the central library in due time without causing any damage.

– Forming any club in campus or being a member of it is not permitted unless permission has been granted through the concerned department.

– Distributing and hanging any publication (bulletins, leaflets, wall charts, etc.) is not permitted anywhere in campus. Furthermore, collecting money or signatures for any reason is not also permitted unless permission has been granted through the concerned department.

– Showing due respect to all MUST staff (the administrative and the teaching staff), and abstaining from committing any offense or abuse against any of them verbally or non-verbally.

– Never seeking to make any change in the official documents issued by MUST or any other body and never illegally possessing them.

– Showing complete obedience to the punishment levied on them.

– Abstaining from carrying any kind of firearms including cold steels in campus or during their representation for MUST.

– Wearing suitable clothes befitting their attendance in campus.

– Appearing as respectable representatives for MUST as befitting its academic stature.

– Keeping in touch with MUST issued items, such as regulations and instructions including the materials published or announced on notice boards (bulletin board) in campus or on the official website. Unawareness of these is no excuse.

– Political parties’ activities are banned inside the campus. They can be practiced only out of the campus.

– Being committed to the university’s high values, including scientific research integrity by providing the references used. The findings of researches done, views and ideas should be based on pure scientific grounds and disregarding fear, shyness, or unfairness.

 

All concerned parties in MUST are committed to show due respect to this covenant, seek to promote it and apply it as strictly and properly as possible once the environment is suitable to apply it according to common sense. All members of MUST should respect and promote the principles that result in exemplary behavior and good manners.

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