Masters External Examiner, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, German University in Cairo (GUC), Cairo, Egypt. Supervisor: Professor Hussam Hussein Samir Salama (Chair of Committee). Professor Yasser Mahgoub, American University in Cairo, and Professor Mostafa Refat, Ain Shams University. The examination involved two theses entitled: 'Refugee Settlements in the MENA region' and 'The impact of IBM-image-based media on the perception of residential architecture. The examination involved an academic visit to the German University in Cairo during the period between 1 and 6 April 2018, where potential research partnerships and joint academic activities were discussed.