Well, he's not really a friend of mine but just someone I met twice so I don't have more details. We will meet Friday evening and I'll ask him or even let him read this thread, maybe he can join the forum. Thanks to all for the info.
An Egyptian friend of mine works in Germany at Mcdonalds but he has an Egyptian degree in architecture. He speaks Egyptian, German, English and Italian. Can he somehow convert his degree in something valid in Germany?