Going Global 2018

The BUE participated in Going Global 2018 from 2-4 May 2018. The BUE Research Team (Prof. Shadia Fahim, Dr. Mohamad Saad and Dr. Rania M. Rafik Khalil) shared the findings of their research “Perceptions of Syrian Refugees on Higher Education” on the 3rd May 2018 in the session titled “Refugees in tertiary education: global challenge, local responses” from 9:30-10:45am. Dr. Mohamad Saad was the speaker at the conference on behalf of the BUE and the research team. The research is funded by the British Council, UK and the UNHCR with a total of $52,052 as external research funding.

The session was chaired by Gail Campbell, Director Education – MENA, British Council, Egypt. The research has been ongoing for 8 months, two stages have been completed and is currently still in progress.

Listen to the full session on the audio-podcast:

Visit the Going Global 2018 website for more details:


Memorandum of Understanding between the Continuing Education Centre (CEC) and the Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the British University in Egypt (BUE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Continuing Education Centre (CEC) and the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), on the 12th of September 2017.  The Continuing Education Centre represented by Prof. Shadia Fahim, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and the Learning Resources Center (LRC), represented by Ms. Maha Kamal El Din Helaly as the Chairman and Managing Director signed the MOU under the auspices of the President of the BUE and in the presence of the members of the training entity of LRC and the academic staff members of the BUE.

The aim of this MOU is to collaborate in the field of inclusive education by offering a set of training programmes to raise the professional competence of workers in the field of inclusive education. Accordingly, joint training courses and awareness sessions will be delivered covering the areas of advocacy, parents' empowerment, capacity building and many others.


“Transparency in Peer Review and High Impact Research”

Peer Review Week 2017 Faculty of Arts and Humanities, The British University in Egypt (BUE) Seminar “Transparency in Peer Review and High Impact Research” Cultural Room – BUE Library 02:00pm – 04:00pm https://peerreviewweek.wordpress.com

Organiser: The Faculty of Arts and Humanities (BUE) - Research

Event: Seminar

Event title: Transparency in Peer Review and High Impact Research

International Organiser: Peer Review Week Word Press 2017

Description: A two hour seminar for academic staff around the importance of high quality research, its impact on ranking for universities, the rigorous process of peer review and transparency in the process of research publishing.

Date: Thursday 14 September 2017

Time: 02:00pm to 04:00pm

Venue: Cultural Room, BUE Library


· Prof. Yehia Bahei El Din, Vice President for Research and Postgraduate Studies at the BUE
· Prof. Shadia Sobhy Fahim, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities – BUE
· Prof. Eman El Mahallawi, Director of the Center for Renewable Energy at The British University in Egypt (BUE)

Summary of the Event:

The seminar discussion will be facilitated by Prof. Yehia Bahei El Din Vice President for Research and Postgraduate Studies at the BUE with an overview of the research activity at the BUE and its impact on ranking.

The Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Prof. Shadia Sobhy Fahim will also raise awareness around peer review as a crucial part of scholarly communication which ensures that published research is trustworthy and accurate; Prof. Fahim will also highlight the importance of transparency in the peer review process across disciplines or the lack of it and how peer review can advance the work of early career researchers when they take part as blind reviewers.

Prof. Sherine Fouad Mazloum will share her experience as a Peer Reviewer and as a faculty member of a state owned university, Ain Shams University.

The seminar will conclude with Q&A and the dissemination of a pamphlet about the best practices for research and peer review in addition to a list of suggested journals which academic staff can volunteer their time and effort to being part of the process.

News Brief- Peer Review Week 2017- Seminar- Faculty of Arts and Humanities (2)

All researchers will encounter peer review in their careers; either as authors or as a reviewer.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the British University in Egypt (BUE) in recognition of the key role peer review plays in the research publishing process, participated in the global event Peer Review Week 2017 which took place from 11-17 September 2017 in different parts around the world.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities held a two-hour seminar on Thursday 14th September 2017 in the Cultural Room at the BUE-Library. The seminar revolved around the importance of peer review, its direct link to high-quality research, transparency in the peer review process, the rigorous procedure of ensuring the authenticity of works published, how to become a peer reviewer and tips for effective peer review. The seminar raised awareness among academics around the value of peer review on an international level and the many benefits which can reflect on both the academic staff and the university.

The seminar was lead and facilitated by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Prof. Shadia Fahim, and guest speakers who participated were Prof. Yehia Bahei El Din Vice President for Research and Postgraduate Studies and Prof. Iman El Mahallawi adjunct professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the BUE.

The seminar concluded with an open discussion, a Q&A session and the dissemination of a pamphlet about best practice for peer review, a list of suggested resources for academic staff and frequently asked questions about peer review.



BUE - AUC Exchange Day

There has always been an ongoing cooperation between The AUC and The BUE in order to develop the potentialities of teachers of English as a foreign language.  The latest event was held at The BUE on Sunday 30th April, 2017 which was hosted by the Department of English Language and Literature at Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Four presenters from The AUC discussed the latest trends in using technology to enhance the classroom and online education as follows: