International challenges and opportunities in Higher Education: The contribution British Universities Can Make

Higher education around the world is changing rapidly and universities face major challenges including increased global competition, rapid technological change and changing work skills and patterns. The British University in Egypt (BUE) and its partner, London South Bank University (LSBU), intend to contribute to addressing these issues and are co-hosting a conference to discuss these challenges and the contribution that British and Egyptian universities can make.

Speakers will include the Rt Hon Charles Clarke (BUE Board member and UK Secretary of State for Education and Skills2002-2004), Professor Ahmed Hamad the President of the British University in Egypt, Baroness Pauline Perry and Professor David Phoenix, VC and CEO of LSBU.

























 

Ambassador James Moran Second Visit to the BUE

On his second visit to the BUE, HE Ambassador James Moran, Former Head of European Delegation to Egypt and BUE Board member held a fruitful meeting with Prof. Ahmed Hamad, BUE President, Vice Presidents, Deans and Amb. Dr Mahmoud Karem, Advisor to the BUE President for International Affairs and Head of CEMES, where they discussed key topics such as research and ways to boost cooperation between the British University in Egypt and the EU fundraising Programs. Amb. Moran has also expressed his willingness to support the BUE to open channels with major EU institutes in the field of Education.

During the meeting, Ambassador Moran and Amb Karem agreed to solidify cooperation between the Centre for Egypt and ME studies, BUE and the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels headed by Amb. James Moran. The cooperation shall encompass joint activities between the two centres. It is worth mentioning that Amb. Moran highly praised the BUE excellent role in higher learning, research, quality education and teaching









 

Second Graduation Project Day and the Fourth Linkage Event between Engineering and Industry “Faculty of Engineering 2017”

The British University in Egypt celebrated the Annual Graduation Projects Day for the Engineering Faculty, in September 2016. Research Projects were selected in the fields of Architecture, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Petroleum Engineering under the Supervision of Professor Maguid Hassan, Faculty of Engineering Dean.

Within Egypt’s vision, 2030 and the challenges of developing sustainability, the ideas and scenarios of different engineering disciplines were presented during the GPD 2017. The event created a dialogue between ideas and real needs of market and industry. All the engineering departments were working under one important theme which is the green infrastructure among them:

· Building & Construction

· Energy & Power

· Water & Wastewater

· Environment & Sustainability

· Civil and Electrical

· Chemical and Petroleum

Many International Companions attended the event and complimented the innovations of our students, were future cooperation will be implemented. Among them were:

· Huawei Academy.

· Enppi.

· Oriental Weavers.

· ECG.

· GD&P.

· Ministry of Housing.


















 

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

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.






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Day of Recognition at the BUE

On Thursday 14th of September, 2017 the British University in Egypt held the introduction of the BUE’s New Strategic plan & the Annual Appreciation Awards Ceremony to honour outstanding contribution by staff employed within the BUE.
The new Strategic Plan was launched and discussed by Professor Ahmed Hamad the BUE President, Professor Yehia Bahei - El Din the BUE Vice President for Research and Post Graduate Studies and Professor Leslie Croxford, Senior Vice President for Teaching and Learning. After the Discussion of the New Strategic Plan, the BUE President Professor Ahmed Hamad handed the awards as a part of the annual Recognition for those who have worked in the BUE for ten years and to reward their achievements and contributions in number of categories. The Appreciation Award is an annual event Honouring the hard-working staff of the University. It provides an opportunity to show all staff members how much they are appreciated for everything they do.
Professor Ahmed Hamad handed the awards to the following: -Academic Staff -Admin Staff -Support Staff - Promotion -Numeracy and Literacy Staff -Staff Development Day. -ICS NAQAAE


















 

Visit of the University of Manchester to BUE

On August 21 & 22, 2017, the British University in Egypt received an official delegation from theUniversity of Manchester headed by  Prof. Douglas Corfield, Head of the Division of Medical Education and Dr. Colin Lumsden, Associate Director MBChB Programme, School of Medical Sciences to explore potential areas of cooperation in undergraduate education and research, especially in the health sector. BUE President Prof. Ahmed Hamad and Vice Presidents Prof. Yehia Bahei-El-Din, Prof. Leslie Croxford along with BUE top management and Deans welcomed the visitors. Prof. Yehia Bahei-El-Din, VP for Research and Postgraduate Studies gave a presentation about BUE and its vision and mission in providing quality UK education which meets international standards, and leading research in the MENA region. The visitors delivered also a presentation on the University of Manchester.  The visit included campus tour to BUE facilities, labs, library and dental hospital.
















































































 

The President of North Dakota University (UND) USA visited the BUE.

The President of North Dakota University (UND), President Mark R. Kennedy has made a courtesy visit to the British University in Egypt. He was accompanied by Mr Ihab Farag, General Director from the Ministry of Higher Education, Cultural Affairs & Missions Sector.
 

Best Ramadan Series 2017 Nominations Festival at the British University in Egypt.

The Faculty of Mass Media and Communication at the British University in Egypt hosted a Festival to honour the outstanding Dramas presented during the holly month of Ramadan 2017, at the BUE auditorium on the 30th of July.
The Festival was attended by Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the BUE, Professor Ahmed Hamad, the BUE President, Professor Mohamed Shouman, Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Mass Media, the Director Musaad Foudah Cinema Professional Syndicate, and a number of University Professors, students, and media critics.





































 

ENACTUS BUE team won the Second place in the National Competition

Under the supervision of Dr. Hala Hattab from the Business Administration, Economics and Political Science Faculty, ENACTUS BUE team won the Second place in the National Competition that took place July 9-10, 2017.The BUE team achieved first place in its league by presenting three projects that address the challenges faced by different groups of socially disadvantaged people.
ENACTUS BUE also won the 1st place in all the special competitions in their league. The competitions are:
1.Orascome Construction Industries Competition on Improving Livelihoods.
2.Orange Competition on Triple Bottom Line.
3.Juhayna Competition on Capacity Building through Effective Empowerment.
4.ExxonMobil Competition on Entrepreneurship.



 

BUE hosted the final round of Injaz’s StartUp Egypt 2017 program.

As part of its commitment to support entrepreneurship In Egypt, The British University in Egypt hosted the final round of Injaz’s StartUp Egypt 2017 program.
Injaz Egypt works to empower young Egyptians with skills that enable them to become successful entrepreneurs; while StartUp is an intensive Incubation Program that aims at getting startups ready for growth and further investment.
Under the supervision of Dr. Hala Hattab, from the Business Administration, Economics and Political Science Faculty, and in collaboration with the PR and Marketing Department at the BUE, the SU BAEPS worked closely with Injaz’s team on organizing a successful event that started by a trade fair, where 18 entrepreneurs showcased their businesses to judges and audience and closed by announcing the teams who will receive seed funding and incubation. The event was sponsored by Boeing and MBC and Orange. 







 

Recent Advances in Nanotechnology: a BUE Seminar by Professor Mostafa El-Sayed

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, Mostafa El-Sayed Nanotechnology Research Centre at the British University in Egypt organised a seminar on “Recent Advances in Nanotechnology” with Professor Mostafa El-Sayed of Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and BUE Board Member as a guest speaker. The seminar aimed at introducing Prof. El-Sayed’s latest discoveries in cancer treatment with the gold nanoparticles and presenting the newly established Mostafa El-Sayed Nanotechnology Research Centre to the Science Community in Egypt. Prof. Ahmed Hamad, BUE President inaugurated the seminar highlighting the achievements of the university and the strategic objectives that the University is adopting to improve the quality of its teaching and research.

Prof. Yehia Bahei-El-Din, Vice President for Research and Postgraduate Studies delivered a speech outlining BUE research strategy and its alignment with the Egyptian research strategy. Dr. Taher Salah, Director of Mostafa El-Sayed Nanotechnology Research Centre at BUE delivered a presentation on the centre and its roadmap for research in nanotechnology and its applications.

Prof. Mostafa Elsayed delivered a presentation entitled “Nanotechnology of Gold Nanoparticles is Finally Getting Rid of Cancer”, where he started by discussing previous research which uses gold nanoparticles to melt cancer cells when injected in the affected part of the body and heated up. Prof. El-Sayed continued with the presentation to show the latest breakthrough in cancer treatment using gold nanoparticles in which the hot nanoparticles melt away the cancer cells and stop it from migrating to other parts of the body.

Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis, BUE Chairman of the Board thanked Prof. El-Sayed for his support and sharing this discovery with BUE community and presented BUE plaque to Prof. El-Sayed as a thanks note for his contribution.



























 

Professor Mohamed Shouman Receives the State Prize for Excellence in Social Sciences

Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the British University in Egypt, Professor Ahmed Hamad, the BUE President, Deans of the Faculties and all staff members, congratulates Professor Mohamed Shouman Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Mass Media for receiving the State Prize for Excellence in Social Sciences.