Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar on Wednesday reviewed a report on development of state-run universities nationwide.
This comes in line with directives from President Abdel Fattah el Sisi to improve education in government universities.
Some 400 projects have been carried out in 27 universities costing a total LE36.4 billion.
Cairo University has undergone work costing LE2.3 billion to develop teaching hospitals, plus the renovation of outpatient clinics, emergency and raising the efficiency of facilities affiliated to the university.
Development schemes at Alexandria University have cost LE3.7 billion with the construction of educational and administrative buildings, refurbishment of laboratories and clinics and new lecture rooms.
Ain Shams University
LE1.7 billion has been spent on projects at Ain Shams University including the development of the obstetrics and gynaecology hospital, upgrading university buildings, computer laboratories, data centres and theatres.
At Assiut University, projects have cost LE736 million. The most important of which is the establishment of a veterinary and dental hospital, completion of the trauma and emergency hospital, and the research laboratories complex.
The report mentioned projects being implemented at the universities of Aswan, Kafr el-Sheikh, Tanta, Benha, Port Said, Damietta, Minya, Matrouh, el-Arish and Sohag.
The minister of higher education praised the commitment to the timetable for implementing the projects.
He stressed support for the political leadership to develop public universities through national projects working to advance the higher education system with all its components.
The state has a policy aiming at the continuous development of higher institutions at the level of public, private, and technological universities, Abdel Ghaffar said