Sunday, 28 October, 2018
The British University in Egypt’s, Centre for Egypt and ME Studies hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “The Fast Growing Economies Worldwide: Challenges to and Success Stories of Mexico, Portugal, Singapore, and Tajikistan on Sunday, 28 October 2018 at BUE Campus. The purpose of the roundtable discussion was to bring together government officials, senior diplomats and economic experts as well as academia, faculty and students alike to analyze the most important economic challenges, address opportunities and obstacles, showcase solutions and pinpoint the success stories of the countries which were able to achieve rapid economic growth.

The keynote speakers were H.E. Mr. Jose Octavio Tripp; Ambassador of Mexico; H.E. Mrs. Maria Madalena Fischer; Ambassador of Portugal, H.E. Mr. S. Premijth; Ambassador of Singapore, H.E. Mr. Khursav Noziri, Ambassador of Tajikistan. The four ambassadors met first with the President of the University Prof. Ahmed Hamad, Vice- Presidents and Deans followed by the roundtable discussion with students and faculty of BAEPS headed by Dean Wadouda Badran. They presented lessons from the success stories of their nations, highlighting the economic challenges that they endured in order to achieve economic growth. The session was followed by an interactive Q &A from the audience. The guests were impressed by the quality of questions asked by the faculty, staff and students of the Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Political Science, Registered their admiration to BUE.

It is worth mentioning that the roundtable discussion took place with the support and the presence of Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis, Chairman of the Board of Trustees; Prof. Ahmed Hamad, President of the BUE as well as Dean Wadouda Badran. The roundtable discussion was moderated by Ambassador Dr. Mahmoud Karem, Director of Centre of Egypt and ME Studies (CEMES).

The Centre for Egypt and Middle East Studies participated with the Faculty of Arts, Dean Shadia Fahim in organizing a working session with Beijing Language  and Culture University of China (BLCU) for a joint- degree for the undergraduate 1+2+1 Project. In a session moderated by Ambassador Mahmoud Karem Director of CEMES, Prof. Ahmed Hamad, President of BUE delivered the opening address after showing a documentary on BUE’s recent achievements and growth. The chairman of the Board of the University of China responded underscoring the importance they attach to cooperation with BUE. Mr. Song Bo, Education Counselor of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China delivered a message from HE Ambassador Song Aiguo, Ambassador of China to Egypt expressing his best regards to the chairman of the Board of BUE, and President Hamad, and wishing this collaboration success. The aim of this cooperation is to expand student exchange, sending after one-year of study at BUE, students to China to complete their education and graduate form BUE. The program will also honour academic credit exchange and students will be granted Dual Degrees by both universities.
On July 2, 2018, the BUE welcomed HE Ambassador Barney Riley, ambassador of New Zealand and Consul Ms Amanda Stark, where they held a meeting with Prof. Dr Ahmed Hamad, BUE President met with senior VP Dr Leslie Croxford and Ambassador Dr. Mahmoud Karem, Advisor for International Affairs and Director of the Centre for Egypt and ME Studies. During the meeting, they discussed the possibility of cooperation in the field of renewable energy between BUE and New Zealand Universities. The ambassador was glad to receive an invitation to give a lecture to BUE students at the outset of the new academic year and also expressed his admiration for the BUE and its academic programs.

We have the honour & the pleasure to announce that Ambassador Dr Mahmoud Karem has been awarded with the prestigious the Order of the Rising Sun Gold and Silver Star by the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese Government.

The conferment of the award was for his great contribution in strengthening the solidarity between Japan and Egypt.

BUE received a Certificate of Award and Appreciation from the LAS for its active contribution in preparing and conducting the Integrated Simulation Program for the LAS from December 2017 to April 2018.

BUE students from the Faculty of BAEPS presented an academic project underscoring and proposing developments in Arab Cultural and Educational Systems, listing not only descriptive problems but also proposing Prescriptive means to overcome and remedy these shortcomings. The Students’ project also suggested underlying parallels in our interdependent, global system, proposing an Arab Cultural Youth Annual Conference. These recommendations by our BUE students received the highest acclaim.