A $2.5 million Italian grant was also provided for a project to expand applied technology in schools and enhance the skills of teachers, and a $2.9 million grant came from Korea to develop a system for automating intellectual property systems. An $8 million grant from South Korea went into inventions through enhancing public research and supporting developing technology all in the interest of achieving socioeconomic development goals.
Germany provided 4 grants; the first amounting to $13.8 million for a project to rehabilitate vocational schools, $5.4 million for a project to support the dual education system in Egypt, and $4.4 million and $6.6 million for a project to encourage employment. The Saudi Fund For Development provided $140.8 million to complete the King Salman International University. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) also supports several projects, during COVID-19 particularly, in the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST).
By 2030, Egypt aims to set up a big number of applied technology schools, alongside its many vocational education centers that are focused on teaching specific fields, such as industry, agriculture, trade and hospitality.
Egypt and Italy also signed an $2.6 million deal in April that is aimed at upscaling technology in high schools and at upgrading technical education within the country. Signed by H.E. Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of Education H.E. Dr. Tarek Shawki and Italian Ambassador to Cairo Giampaolo Cantini, the project is setting up a network of applied technology schools and about 130,000 students will benefit, alongside 3,000 educators and administrative employees that will also receive training by 2030.
In September 2020, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Education and Technical Education and Confucius Institute in China was signed agreeing to teach Chinese in preparatory and secondary schools as an optional foreign language. This deal lasts for six years and can be perpetually renewed.