Mostafa Mussad

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Mostafa Mussad
Minister of Higher Education
In office
2 August 2012 – 16 July 2013
Prime Minister Hisham Qandil
Succeeded by Hossam Eisa
Personal details
Nationality Egyptian
Political party Freedom and Justice Party
Alma mater Cairo University

Mostafa El Said Mussad is the former minister of higher education of Egypt. He was part of the Qandil Cabinet and is a member of the Freedom and Justice Party.[1][2] He is described as Islamist engineering professor by Ashraf Khaled.[3]


Mussad graduated from Cairo University in 1973.[3]


Mussad is an engineering professor.[4] He worked at Cairo University's faculty of engineering and was the head of the education committee for the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party.[5] He was a member of the team in charge of Morsi's presidential campaign.[6] And he developed the educational policy for his campaign.[5][7][8]

He was appointed minister of higher education as part of the Qandil cabinet on 2 August 2013, and was one of the Freedom and Justice Party members serving in the cabinet.[8][9] It was his first cabinet post.[3] Mussad's term ended on 16 July 2013.[10] Hossam Eisa replaced him in the post.[11]


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  2. ^ "New Egyptian cabinet to be announced today". Al Shahid. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Khaled, Ashraf (9 August 2012). "Islamist professor becomes higher education minister". University World News. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  4. ^ El Sayed, Nadine (1 September 2012). "Muslim Brothers in the Cabinet: The Strategic Five". Egypt Today. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Dr. Mostafa El Sayed Mosaad". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "PM Qandil meets 11 nominees for various cabinet portfolios". Ahram Online. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Egypt's Newly Appointed Cabinet Ministers" (PDF). American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "The Brothers of the Cabinet". Egypt Independent. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Egypt PM draws on technocrats, Islamists in new government". The Daily Star. Reuters. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  10. ^ Hauslohner, Abigail (16 July 2013). "Interim Egyptian cabinet sworn in". The Washington Post. Cairo. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Egypt's interim president swears in first government". Ahram Online. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013.