BUE welcome Party.

The BUE Student Union has organized the Annual Welcome Party on November the 23rd 2018, on BUE Campus.
The Super Stars Jason Derulo and Tamer Hosny performed in the welcome party by an outstanding performance singing their biggest hits, and if that was not enough DJ David Vendetta 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 Tamer Hosny was awarded by Mrs Hanan ElSaadawi among the attendance of many staff members, students and coverage by media channels.


IELTS and UK Study Abroad Opportunities

Within the framework of cooperation between the British University in Egypt and the British Council, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the BUE hosted a session entitled “IELTs and UK Study Abroad Opportunities,” on the 25th of November 2018, delivered by the British Council’s IELT’s and UK Qualifications officials Mr. Tamir Ismail and Mr. Khaled Elzoghby.

The purpose of the session was to educate the attendees on the IELTS test form and procedures, to inform them of the UK scholarship opportunities supported by the British Council, and to announce the inauguration of the British Council’s IELTS Advisory Office at the BUE.

The session started with an overview about the British Council’s Chevening and Newton- Mosharafa scholarships, moved to the medical qualification exams supported by the British Council, such as IMRCS, MJDF, and MFDS, and finally ended with an account on the IELTS test.

The session was attended by Prof. Shadia Fahim, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Prof. Maha Emara, Head of the English Language and Literature Department, Prof. Mohamed Taha, Head of Psychology Department, Mrs. Nabila Nakhla, the coordinator of the Continuing Education Centre (CEC), the Faculty of Arts academic and admin staff members, a large number of BUE students from a variety of BUE Faculties, and members from the external community. The attendees found the session quite informative and were given an opportunity to discuss their interests and pose their enquiries.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities in collaboration with the Student Union has organised a cultural event that captured the essence of Arabic and Western cultures and merged them into a musical masterpiece, by hosting Maestro Nayer Nagui, the founder and artistic director of the Cairo Celebration Choir, at the BUE theatre on Sunday the 18th of November, 2018.

Maestro Nayer, in complete harmony with his Choir, successfully introduced his glorious masterpiece “Aghany Bel Araby,” a compilation of folkloric songs by highly-regarded Egyptian composers such as Sayed Darwish & Gamal Abd el Reheem.

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis, the BUE President Professor Ahmed Hamad, Board members, Deans of the Faculties, staff and students attended the event and all enjoyed listening to the Egyptian Folklore songs that were presented in an innovative way developing a cross cultural taste for music.

Professor Shadia Fahim, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, along with the BUE President Professor Ahmed Hamad honoured the guest by presenting the University Shield of Honour, thanking him and the Choir for their exquisite performance, and acknowledging all the Student Union members for their collaboration that made this masterpiece accessible to BUE students.


New achievement by Noha Abdel Rahman.

The British University in Egypt would like to Congratulate Noha Abdel Rahman, Assistant Lecturer at the Business Administration Department, BAEPS Faculty, for being awarded on her Best Paper and Best Student Paper that was presented in the International Research Conference, for Sustainable Development and Social Responsibilities.

The Conference took place in the American University in Emirates (AUE), on November 13-15, 2018 Dubai, UAE. This was under the supervision of Professor Kenneth D’Silva, London South Bank University (LSBU) and Associate Professor Mohamed H. Rashwan, British University in Egypt (BUE). It was funded by London South Bank University as a part of the PhD Programme which she is currently working on it at LSBU.

The President of the British University in Egypt Professor Ahmed Hamad would like to congratulate the newly elected Student Union members & their President Mohamed Lofty Arafa and his deputy, Ahmed Mohamed Soliman.

The elections took place in the University on Wednesday 7th of November, 2018. BUE students voted in a democratic atmosphere, in the presence of the University President, Professor Ahmed Hamad, and the General Secretary Mr. Hassan Ammar, Director of the Student Activities and Welfare Department Mrs. Hanan El Saadawi, in addition to many academics and administrative staff members.

Professor Ahmed Hamad praised the attendance and the voting process, and gave a speech to the elected students following the announcement of the winners where he stressed & encouraged on the need of the extracurricular activities in addition to the educational system.

The British University in Egypt is proud to announce that two of its students were selected to represent the BUE at the World Youth Forum which was held in Sharm EL Sheikh under the supervision of the auspices of H.E. President Mohamed Abdelfattah El Sisy.
Mahmoud Khaled student from the Faculty of Communication and Mass Media (prep year) and Ganna Saied student from the Faculty of Business Administration, Economics & Political Science (first year after prep) participated in this esteemed Forum.

World Youth Forum is a platform built by promising youth. It sends a message of peace, prosperity, harmony, and progress to the entire world. It engages youth from around the globe in an enriching set-up, allowing them to exchange views and recommend initiatives to decision-makers and influential figures. The forum is a chance for you to engage with top policymakers, network with promising youth from the region and the world that are determined to make our world a better place for everyone.

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 British University in Egypt hosted Mr. Enan Galaly, Ambassador of Historical Relations Middle East and holder of the first Degree Knight of Dannnebrog, on Sunday 14th of October, 2018. Under the patronage of Mr Farid Khamis Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Professor Ahmed Hamad the president of the British University in Egypt.

During the seminar, Annan spoke about his life experience and how he founded Helnan Hotels Group and the difficulties he faced in Europe.
He advised young students to take advantage of the opportunities, as well, he believed that science and education complete each other, he also mentioned how students should be grateful that they are already receiving a very good quality of education where they can be prepared for employability.
His speech was so inspiring and persuasive, giving all the BUE staff members and students an optimistic and positive vibes.

14th of October, 2018. Cairo, Egypt—The British University in Egypt (BUE) today celebrated its Research & Innovation Grand Eventwith the launch of its Business Incubator and National Renewable Energy Alliance Exhibit. Attending the summit were Prof. Mohamed El Khayyat, Director of the New and Renewable Energy Authority, Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at BUE, and Prof.. Ahmed Hamad, President of the British University in Egypt, who welcomed a host of key leading figures from universities, research centres and prominent business organizations from all over Egypt.

The achievement falls in line with the BUE’s commitment to support Egypt’s 2030 strategy and UN sustainable development goals, with BUE leading a number of renewable energy initiatives. BUE is the Coordinator of the National Alliance for Renewable Energy, which is sponsored by the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology and aims to localize the energy and renewable energy industry in Egypt.

Within one year of its launch—and with the cooperation of the New and Renewable Energy Authority, the Arab Organization for Industrialization, Central Metallurgical Research Institute and National Research Center, and Assiut, Fayoum and Cairo Universities—the collaboration has resulted in locally manufactured wind turbine and solar station products and components guaranteeing the sustainability of low-cost energy production. These are expected to feed into the national electricity grid or power undeveloped areas and national agricultural development and industrial projects that require mechanical and electrical spare parts, and electric transformers for full wind turbines.

With a firm belief in the importance of business innovation and leadership, BUE launched the Business Incubator on Research & Innovation Grand Event. BUE aims to enhance its graduates’ academic qualities with academic research skills and to prepare them to become business leaders and innovators so they can lead economic development initiatives whereby they can operate from within the Science Park as independent companies, which scheduled to open at the beginning of December 2018. BUE Business Incubator is a collaborative effort with the US Agency for International Development and Chinese holding company "TusHolding", which is founded by Tsinghua University.

Welcomed at the event were Ms. Annie Steed, Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Growth at USAID/Egypt, and Dr. Herbert Chen, CEO of TusHoldings.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis reiterated that BUE is a nonprofit organization providing funding to enhance scientific research and business leadership and innovation in parallel with distinguished academic services, and that this stems from its belief that scientific research and technology transfer are the foundations of development and growth.

Prof. Ahmed Hamad, President of the British University in Egypt, added that preparing students for the international job market and teaching them to think and work out of the box were the most important features of a BUE education, facilitated by cooperation with UK universities in academics and scientific research and international organizations in business leadership and innovation, enhancing student experience and giving them the opportunity to spend some study time abroad during their academic studies.

Prof. Yehia Bahei-El-Din, Vice President for Research and Postgraduate Studies, added that startup companies operating from within the Science Park were chosen through the BUE Innovate competition which is organized annually by the BUE TICO Office. The TICO Office, sponsored by the Academy of Scientific Research, supports innovation and facilitates transfer and marketing of technology. Wind turbines and solar energy products and spare parts produced by the National Alliance for Renewable Energy are expected to be produced at the BUE Science Park with support from startups working in new and renewable energy.

The British University in Egypt welcomed H.E. Jeffery Adams, the British Ambassador to Egypt on Monday 8th of October 2018. The Ambassador met the Chairman of the Board of Trustees Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis, the BUE President, Professor Ahmed Hamad, VPs, Deans, Academic Staff, and Student Representatives.

H.E. Jeffery Adams was impressed by the University’s advanced educational system, which is no different than its peers in the UK.

During the visit, Mr. Khamis said that the University is convinced of the importance of research centres in all Faculties, as it does not offer educational services in theoretical terms but is interested in providing students with viable experience.

On his part, Professor Hamad expressed that Science is an engine to advance individuals and research as it is the thruway for the renaissance of nations.

During the visit, the Ambassador made a tour to the University library, Faculty of Dentistry and the Faculty of Media & Mass Communication and expressed his admiration to the campus facilities & the quality of education in the BUE.

The British University in Egypt’s Society of Petroleum Engineers student Chapter (SPE) has received the 2017 – 2018 Outstanding Award for the Fifth year in a row.
The award recognizes the chapter’s overall achievements for the year 2017 - 2018. This great accomplishment was made possible by the hard work of the team led by the BUE student Ayman Mamdouh the Chapter’s President and the chapter’s Vice President Ibrahim Essam who received the prize on the sidelines of the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of Technologies (ATCE) in September in Dallas Petroleum Conference.
SPE BUE Student chapter consists of 170 members from different majors in the University and is the only branch in the world that won this award for five consecutive years.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is the largest individual – member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry. SPE is a key source for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources.


Appreciation Awards Day at the BUE

On Tuesday 25th of September 2018, the British University in Egypt held its third Appreciation Awards Ceremony to honour the outstanding efforts, dedication, and contribution of its academic, administrative and support staff.

The Appreciation Awards Day is an annual event honouring the dedicated service and commitment of staff to the university. It provides an opportunity to congratulate all staff for their service and to show them how much they are appreciated for their individual and collective contributions to its success.

The event was held in the presence of Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the British University in Egypt, Professor Ahmed Hamad, the BUE President and a number of faculty members and administrative staff.

During his speech, Professor Hamad, the BUE President said that the honouring ceremony came in the context of appreciating the distinguished employees and honouring them for their efforts and dedication to the university.

From his part Mr. Farid Khamis, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the BUE, stated that this appreciation ceremony will lead all the BUE employees to perform their duties without limitations, bringing up that he will always provide all the support, efforts and money to cultivate the educational system.

The BUE President Professor Ahmed Hamad then handed the awards as a part of the annual Recognition for those who have worked in the BUE to reward their achievements and contributions in a number of the following categories:

- 97 honoured employees in the category of 10 Years’ Service.

- 143 honoured employee in the category of Promotions for the year 2017- 2018.

- 121 honoured employees in the category of promotions for the year 2016-2017.

- 10 honoured employees in the Category of Staff development.

- 19 honoured employees in the category of Participation in obtaining NAQAAE Accreditation for the Faculty of Engineering

-19 Best Admin Employees from all over the university.

The BUE looks forward to many more good years to come.