Cairo University President sees that his primary objective is to lay the foundations for the university to lead the intellectual battle against extremism and terrorism. Fighting extremism requires an overreaching overhaul of the intellectual traditions and processes of entire populations.
Although the war ended a year ago, the University of Mosul has not been rebuilt. The University's administrators blame both the central government and the international community for the lack of reconstruction. Nonetheless, the University's students are continuing their studies despite the widespread destruction.