Misr University for Science and Technology chooses Ellucian solutions
Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST), Egypt’s first private university, chose Ellucian Banner® to support institutional growth and efficiency.
As MUST’s student population continues to increase, university leadership found that its homegrown student information system was no longer able to support the university’s size, or create the modern infrastructure they desired. In addition, MUST will be opening a second campus in two years that is expected to double the university’s size.
Realizing the need for change, leadership began evaluating systems that would enable a more agile, digital and connected campus.
“After several demos and meeting with Ellucian’s executive level team, it was clear that the value Banner would bring to our campus would set us apart from other institutions in Egypt and place us amongst the best universities in the world,” said MUST Deputy Chief of Academics in the Educational Technology Center, Ahmed Sedky.
A main priority for MUST is using Banner to automate and simplify the registration process for both students and administration. Students will experience a consumer-like approach to adding, dropping, or swapping classes until satisfied, and have the ability to access registration from any location or device through Ellucian Mobile. With the addition of Ellucian Degree Works™ students will set and follow full degree plans that act as a strategic guide to course selection. Banner will provide insight into attendance, grading and other indicators of student progress—driving improved student outcomes based on real-time information.
“Everyone on campus is eager for the process and automation improvements we’ll experience with Banner—especially with regards to registration,” said MUST IT Manager, Walid Rashad. “As we grow and expand we want all of our students to experience a modern, connected campus experience where systems and people all work together to help students achieve success.”
The university also aims to use Ellucian Ethos to connect departments, applications and processes through increased integration and automation across the entire campus.
Misr University for Science & Technology (MUST) is the first private university established in Egypt with more than 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 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.