Edinburgh University students leave Egypt over safety concerns

A Scottish university has recalled nine of its students studying in Egypt amid concerns for their safety.

Edinburgh University said two of the students, who were studying in the capital Cairo, had been detained by authorities.

The pair have since been released but the university advised all of its students in the country to return home.

All nine students studying in Egypt have either now returned or are currently heading back to Scotland.

A spokesman for the university said: "The university is obviously very concerned when it hears of incidents such as this, particularly when they involve our own students.

"We have a responsibility to act in the best interests of our students and to take decisive action when there are concerns for their safety and wellbeing.

"We therefore required all nine of our students in Egypt to leave the country. All students have now left Egypt or are in the process of doing so."

The students were spread between the American University of Cairo and the city's International Language InstituteRead More – Source

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