The BUE Graduation Ceremony 2017

On the 9th and 10th of December, 2017, the British University in Egypt held its 9th annual graduation ceremonies, at the BUE Auditorium, celebrating the accomplishments of 1381graduands with their graduation including the First batch of Pharmacy and Dentistry Faculties, the eighth in Engineering Faculty, the six in Nursing Faculty, ninth in the Faculty of Business Administration, Economics & Political Science, together with Faculty of Informatics & Computer Science. The BUE was particularly honoured to have as keynote speakers of this year’s graduation ceremony the Minister of Man empower Mohamed Safaan, Professor Farouk El-Baz, Professor Mostafa El Sayed and Mr.Mohamed Farid Khamis the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. During His Speech Professor Ahmed Hamad addressed the parents stating that by choosing the BUE you have guaranteed high-quality education for your children as the University offers dual degrees, one accredited form the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt and the other is from London South Bank University, Loughborough University and Queen Margaret University in the UK as education is the strongest weapon of all times. Many dignitaries attended several of the ceremonies including Bishop Bovly representing Pope Twadrous, Professor Mustafa El Fiki, Mr Jeff Streater Director of the British Council, Sir Charles Clarke and the Honourable Charles Ottway, Deans of the Faculties and staff members.


BUE welcome Party

The BUE Student union has organized the annual welcome party on November the 29th 2017, on BUE Campus. The Super Star Mohamed Hamaki performed in the welcome party by an outstanding performance singing his biggest hits, and if that was not enough DJ Khaled Hussein performed lighting up the stage with their music. Professor Ahmed Hamad the BUE President, pointed to the importance for students to develop their social skills, and emphasizing the continuous support of the BUE, thanking all who helped to organize this event to make this day a success, focusing on the Many positive relations that will exist from the socialization on the student outcomes.

During the welcome party, the Super Star Mohamed Hamaki was awarded among the attendance of many staff members, students and coverage through media channels.



Public Business Sector’s Role in Economic Development

The British University in Egypt (BUE), under the auspices of H. E. Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis, The Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Political Science (BAEPS), and The Research Center for Innovation, Governance and Green Economy (CIGGE), presented “Public Business Sector’s Role in Economic Development” forum discussion.
The keynote speech was delivered by H.E. Dr. Ashraf El Sharkawy the Minister of Public Business Sector who addressed the role of the sector in Egyptian Economic Development.
The forum also, aimed at creating a dialogue with Private and Government sector stakeholders on how to foster the Investment and Business climate in Egypt. Hence, a comprehensive analysis was first presented by Professor John Adams, Head of Economics Department at the faculty, to identify where Egypt stands across the world, based on four major international business evaluation indexes. The analysis specifically evaluated Egypt’s position to its comparative economies over the past 10 years. Two panel discussions, followed to provide insights on Egypt’s Investment climate and opportunities. The Government Sector panel included: Mrs. Heba El Serafei, Head Disclosure Division, EGX; Mr. Sherif Samy, Former Chairman, Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority; Dr. Suzanne Hamdy, Senior General Manager and Member of the Executive Committee, Bank Misr; Mr. Ashraf El Khatib, Senior Vice President- Private Equity- NI Capital. The Private Sector panel included: Mr. Seif Fahmy, Chairman of Egyptian National Competitiveness Council (ENCC); Ms. Marwa Mahgoub, private sector specialist, the World Bank; Dr. Ahmed Mokhtar, Managing Director of The National Bank of Kuwait Capital; and Mr. Oliver Richard, UK Embassy, Director for North Africa Department for International Trade (DIT).
The panel discussions concluded with some suggested policies to generate innovative and practical ideas for the country’s future investment road map. Furthermore, it paved the way to initiate a series of future discussions to promote the Investment and Business climate in Egypt as well as enhancing the Public Business Sector’s Role in Economic Development. The forum was held at The British University in Egypt campus, on Sunday November 26th, 2017, and was attended by participants from the governmental and private sector in addition to BUE students and staff who provided insightful discussions and comments to the panelists members.


Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Egypt, Visits the BUE

On November 12, 2017, the BUE welcomed HE Ambassador Sibille De Cartier D'yves, the Belgian Ambassador to Egypt. At the outset , Ambassador de Cartier held a meeting with Mr. Farid Khamis, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the BUE, Prof. Ahmed Hamad, BUE President, Ambassador Dr. Mahmoud Karem, Director of the Centre for Egypt and ME Studies, Vice Presidents and Deans. During the meeting, Ambassador de Cartier highlighted the historic relationship between Egypt and Belgium, the strong friendship between both countries and expressed the willingness of Belgium companies in Egypt to boost investment in the country. She also welcomed the suggestion introduced by the Chairman of the BOT to open channels of cooperation between the British University in Egypt and leading universities in Belgium as a gateway to broaden the collaboration between both countries in the educational sector especially that both countries have succeeded in solidifying their partnership in trade & Industry and other vibrant sectors of the economy as well as foreign trade and foreign direct investment. The Chairman of the BOT offered five fully paid scholarships to Belgian Students and encouraged professor and students exchange programs, as well as holding an international conference on promoting higher education as a means of cooperation between both nations.

Following the meeting, HE Ambassador de Cartier delivered a lecture to Political Science Students entitled “Egypt-Belgium Bilateral Relations,” where she demonstrated the solid bilateral ties with Egypt in all sectors and that many Belgium companies operate in Egypt. She also referred to the cultural exchange between both countries pinpointing the relation between Egypt and EU on the socio economic level. The ambassador was glad to receive comments and questions from the students and answered them all in a two hours meeting.

The visit was concluded by a campus tour to the Library and the school and labs of Dentistry where she exhibited genuine admiration for the digital state of the art library and the newest equipments in the dental hospital.


International Exhibition and Conference for Infrastructure In Africa and the Middle East

The British University in Egypt and Farouk ElBaz Center participated in the INFRA exhibition that was held on the 17th till the 19th of November, 2017 at the Cairo International Convention Centre. This exhibition involved so many companies with a great history in the infrastructure field where each company shared their knowledge, techniques, and experience in their field with the new technologies they achieved. Together the BUE and Farouk Elbaz center for sustainability and future studies participated in the area of infrastructure as the only academic institution, as Farouk ElBaz Center provided a booth for the contribution of the university to the market need that involved new ideas in the academic level for creating a new way of learning for the students and to make their graduation projects valuable by research and meeting the market needs. However, the British University has a new scope of education that shows a great respect for the society and community around the academic environment. BUE team Arch. Radwa ElMaghraby, Eng. Islam Mohamed, Dr Hassan Refaat, Mr Shady Nady and two graduate engineers were at the exhibition showing their interventions through the graduation projects and they found a great respect from the audience and a great support from the companies. And this what we can call a successful cycle for education and careers to support the society. In parallel with the exhibition, Farouk Elbaz centre held a scientific Conference and discussion for many topics related to the infrastructure among 3 sessions along the 3 days of the event. Prof Ahmed Rashed was the moderator of the sessions among the Event.

First session title “Sustainable infrastructure of new urban communities”
 Keynote speakers:
• Prof. Khaled El Zahaby
• Dr Hend Farouh
• Prof. Ayman Ashour

Second session with title" Suez Canal Project and one and a half million acres"
 Keynote speakers:
• Prof. Ayman Abou Hadid
• Prof. Salah Arafa
• Dr Hesham Safwat

The third session with title "Challenges and opportunities for sustaining infrastructure in Egypt, Africa, and the Middle East"
 Keynote speakers:
• Prof. Mohamed Youssef
• Prof. Sameh Nouman
• Dr Tarek Hatem


The British University in Egypt hosts the African Union Technical Committee for Education, Science and Technology.

In the light of strengthening the relation between Egypt and Africa Continent, a delegation of the members of a specialized Technical Committee for Education, Science and Technology of the African Union had made a courtesy visit to the British University in Egypt.

Professor Ahmed Hamad, BUE President and Professor Yehia Bahei-El-Din, Vice President for Research and Postgraduate Studies, Ambassador Mona Omar, Director of the African Research Centre, Deans of the Faculties and BUE representatives welcomed the honourable guests and participated in several discussions and exchanged mutual education. The guests were invited to a campus tour and concluded the visit by wishing to further between both entities.


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.



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.