The British University in Egypt (BUE) and Loughborough University (LU) have enjoyed a strategic partnership since the foundation of the BUE in September 2005. This has led to cooperation between our institutions, which has included the validation of BUE degrees in Business Administration (6 programmes), Economics, Political Science, in Information and Computer Science (4 programmes) and in Engineering (4 programmes). Students graduating from the (BUE), who satisfy the regulatory requirements, will receive a degree certificate from the British University in Egypt (BUE) fully accredited by the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities, hence in Egypt and the Arab region, and another degree certificate from Loughborough University, at the same time. LU will continue to validate these programmes for students entering the University in 2013-2014 and thus BUE and LU will be associated in the awarding of validated degrees until 2016-2017 in the case of programmes in Business, Economics, Political Sciences and Information and Computer Science, and until 2017-2018 in the case of the four specific programmes in Engineering.
What is the significance of the strategic partnership between Loughborough University and BUE?

It is a unique UK University partnership in Egypt across all academic activities, including degree validation, research collaboration and staff and student exchanges.
Loughborough is a leading UK university ranked highly in league tables for its teaching and research quality, the high level of student satisfaction and the employability of its graduates.
This represents a significant contribution to Loughborough University's stated strategic aim to develop significant international partnerships to complement its research and teaching objectives.
The BUE – Loughborough partnership will influence the development of education in Egypt and the entire region by setting a new benchmark for educational excellence to which other universities will aspire.
It provides the framework for staff and student exchanges to enrich both UK and Egyptian university education.
Students will have progression routes to Loughborough degrees.

Why is UK validation so important for BUE and its students?

1. Confirmation of British quality of BUE degrees and their equivalence to Loughborough degrees.
2. Academic programmes at BUE provided in accordance with UK Quality Assurance Agency standards and requirements.
3. Provides a framework of ongoing and continuous quality enhancement, taking advantage of the latest developments in the UK higher education sector.
4. Students receive TWO degree certificates – one from UK and one from Egypt.
5. Students acquire academic expertise and learn skills useful for employment for example presentation skills, team working and leadership.
6. Student exchanges will enrich the learning and social environment.

About Loughborough University

1. The University operates within the framework of the UK Quality Assurance Agency and provides degrees in a similar style and to an equivalent standard to UK programmes.
2. Top University for overall student satisfaction.
3. Top University for Teaching Quality along with Cambridge.
4. Top 15 University in the Times Good University Guide for UK Universities.
5. Won Award for the UK's Best Student Experience, voted for by students.