Nashwa Solieman

Change Management in Egyptian Educational Institutions: Expectations Versus Reality

Managing the change is the main challenge impeding the reform of higher education in Egypt if we are looking forward to overcoming the barriers to turn our outdated bureaucratic universities into competent and advanced educational institutions.

The study uses Gap analysis as an appropriate approach for examining the similarities and differences in expectations of the principles, tools and processes for managing the change of the side of all parties concerned with the educational process in order to meet the required objectives and provide radical solutions to the development of the whole education system.


Who is the speaker?

Nashwa M. S. Solieman


Internationally Certified Associat Trainer (AT) at the International Board of Certified Trainers (IBCT), since October 2015 till now. Check the IBCT website for the directory of Associate certified trainers around the world.


Dr. Nashwa is currently an Associate Professor of Greco Roman Archaeology in Tourism Guidance Department at the Faculty of Tourism & Hotels, University of Sadat City. She has more than 20 years experience in Tourism Guidance Studies. From 1991-1998 she was a Professional Tour Guide {English-French}, being specialized in guiding quick trips and historical and cultural excursions with the most leading organization and travel agencies in Egypt. Besides, guiding official government delegations and embassy officials in their sightseeing tours in Alexandria governorate. From 1998 to 2004 she has served as an assistant lecturer in the Tourism Guidance Department at Menofia University then from 2004 she was nominated lecturer of Greco-Roman Archaeology in the same Department.


In 2007 she was chosen to be one of the 15 trainees representing Egypt among 10 participating countries within the MEDA-ETE Regional Project, thus of a total of 150 individual learners in the Mediterranean region. The project is Funded by the European Union and implemented by the European Training Foundation. Using e-learning to teach the methodology of e-learning, with particular focus on ICT & Tourism Sectors. In November 2008 she was awarded a certificate of successful completion the “Train-the-trainer” e-learning course being a certified e-learning trainer endorsed by European Union & the European Training Foundation


From 2005-2007 she was Co-Manager of the faculty project funded by HEEPF (Higher Education Enhancement Project Fund). The project target was “The enhancement of tourist education through developing the practical training methods for the faculty’s scientific departments by using electronic virtual reality programs”.

As one of the Management Team, I was the academic supervisor of the Tourism Guidance programs and of improving the project outcomes as well as financial manager.

2006 – 2008 She was elected Chair of the Educational Process Committee of the QAAP (Quality Assurance & Accreditation Project) in the Faculty. In 2010 was Vice Chair of the 6th committee of the CIQAP concerned with Academic Standard and educational programs.


2010/2011 Consultant of the EACH Project ” Euro Mediterranean Agency for Cultural Heritage”, Funded by the The 8th Framework Programme of the European Commission and the Safeguard of Cultural Heritage (FB8). Check the project website and

the published report


  • Member of the Asociación Española de Arqueologia Experimental since 2008
  • Member of the General Union of Arab Archaeologists since 2005
  • Member of the Society of Graeco Roman Antiquities in Alexandria since 1999
  • Member of the Egyptian General Tourist Guides Syndicate since 1991


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