Egyptian consul visits Lawrence Tech, talks future partnerships

SOUTHFIELD–Lawrence Technological University boasts America’s first Egyptian-American college president, Tarek M. Sobh.

Last week, the Consulate General of Egypt in Chicago returned the honor, sending  Sameh Aboul-Enein, consul general, to LTU’s Southfield campus for a visit.

During his daylong stay, Aboul-Enein and Sobh explored potential avenues of collaboration between LTU and higher education in Egypt, and the possible opening of a branch campus in Egypt. (The two are pictured above, Sobh on the left.)

Aboul-Enein also met LTU faculty members and explored the University’s extensive research and development centers and laboratories, visiting LTU’s College of Engineering and other areas of campus.

Aboul-Enein also congratulated Sobh on being appointed as the first Egyptian college president in the United States.

“We are grateful to the Egyptian consulate for the honor of this visit, and we look forward to future partnerships between LTU and Egypt,” Sobh said. “Lawrence Tech has had a global perspective for decades, hosting international students from all corners of the world, and we hope to see greater representation in the future from Egypt and other African and Middle Eastern nations.”

Lawrence Technological University,, is one of only 13 private, technological, comprehensive doctoral universities in the United States. Located in Southfield, Mich., LTU was founded in 1932, and offers more than 100 programs through its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Engineering, and Health Sciences. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 11 percent of universities for alumni salaries. Forbes and The Wall Street Journal rank LTU among the nation’s top 10 percent. U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best in the Midwest colleges. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.

Sameh Aboul-Enein, consul general of Egypt in Chicago, with LTU College of Engineering faculty in LTU’s new Rockwell Automation-McNaughton/McKay Electric Co. i4.0 Robotics and Industrial Automation Laboratory. From left to right are Selin Arslan, associate professor and associate dean for undergraduate studies, LTU College of Engineering; Liping Liu, associate professor and associate dean for graduate studies, LTU CoE; Sameh Aboul-Enein; Nabil Grace, CoE dean and LTU vice president for research; and James Mynderse, associate professor, LTU CoE.

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