The Faculty of Law in the British University in Egypt with the cooperation with of United Nations Regional Office for Combating Drugs and Crime (UNODC) organized a conference under the title of "Sustainable Development and Organized Crime in the Light of Egypt's Vision 2030".

During the conference, a cooperation protocol was signed between the Faculty of Law and the Regional Office that intended to create and address many academic and educational activities related to community service.

The conference was held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, in the presence of Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis – Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the BUE, Professor Ahmed Hamad the BUE , Professor Hassan Abdelhamid – Dean of the Faculty of Law at the BUE, Mr. Ali Al-Barir, Deputy Regional Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Ms. Randa Abulhassan, Regional Representative of the United Nations Development Program in the Arab Republic of Egypt, Professor Sayed Abdul-Khaliq, former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Head of the Legal Sector of the Supreme Council of Universities, Dr. Howaida Barakat, Undersecretary & Head of Sustainable Development Unit, Minister Ahmed Darwish, Former Minister of Administrative Development, Professor Laila Iskandar, Former Minister of State for Urban Development and Slums, Judge Dr. Khaled Al-Qadi, Head of the Law Awareness Center, Ambassador Naila Gabr, Head of National Committee to combat and prevent illegal immigration and human trafficking, Dr. Ashraf Helal – Head of Cairo Court of Appeal, Dr. Mohamed El Guindy, Expert at the UN and a member of the Teaching Staff at the British University in Egypt, Colonel Dr. Hesham Zalouk, Head of Anti-Corruption Academy at the Administrative Control Authority, Major Ahmed Adel Basha, Organized Crime Unit Secret Service-Administrative Control Authority, Judge KamelSamir, Head of International Cooperation at the Office of the Attorney General, Dr. Khalid Serry Siam head of the Judicial and Legal Studies Institute, Kingdom of Bahrain & Professor of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, British University, Professor Dr. Fathy Serour, Professor of Criminal law at Cairo University, Judge Ahmed Abo El Enein, Head of International Cooperation Office at the Court of Cassation, Dr. Mostafa Abd El Kader – Former Head of Egyptian Tax Authority, Mr. Amr Rashed, Head of International Cooperation Office at Money Laundering Unit at the Central Bank of Egypt. Among the attendees were Dr. Abdul Aziz Salman, Vice-President of the Supreme Constitutional Court, judges from the Egyptian Court of Cassation, the State Council, in addition to academics and faculty members from many universities.

Professor Shadia Fahim, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the British University in Egypt, participated in the Women Economic Forum, held from 23rd -24th January 2019 in Tunisia in support of the role of arts, culture, creativity and women’s leadership in the development of nations.

Professor Fahim delivered two highly motivational speeches which revolved around her journey as a leading career woman in the field of arts and education and around the support she had from her country, especially that Egypt is a nation where strong women leaders from Hatshepsut to Nefertity and Cleopatra have shaped society’s perceptions of women in power until today.

She highlighted the unprecedented strong presence of women’s leadership in the Egyptian cabinet, where women ministers form around 20% of the appointed ministers despite the many challenges following the Arab Spring in the MENA region. She further highlighted that this strong female leadership presence is echoed in a number of other arenas. At the BUE, for example, three out of a total of nine faculties are led by women Deans.

Prof. Fahim moved on to refer to the strong influence culture, arts and creativity have had throughout history in the shaping and development of civilisations as well as in contributing to social cohesion and nation-building. She emphasised that nations, especially in developing countries, should therefore not lose sight of the unique intrinsic value that arts and culture generate. It is true that non-materialistic values are difficult to measure in monetary terms, but they are just as important as other factors contributing to the development of any nation. An indication of the importance of such values is that the UNESCO has developed guidelines on how to measure and collect statistics about the impact of the cultural industries on a nation’s economic development. Women empowerment as well as art, creativity, and culture have become important parameters in measuring a nation’s civilisation and development.

She concluded by saying that women, as well as men, have strived across centuries to leave a strong legacy in the arts and creativity sectors, albeit the fact that women have had a dual challenge to make a mark in this field. A woman has to find her own voice to write ‘her story’ to complement and complete ‘history’! She closed her speech by quoting Helen Cixous: “Woman must put herself into the text – as into the world and into history—by her own Movement.”

Professor Fahim was granted the WEF Tunisia 2019 Award of “Exceptional Women of Excellence.” The Forum was Under the Patronage of the Tunisian Minister of Women, Childhood and Elderly Dr.Naziha el Abeidi and Dr.Harbeen Arora, Global Chairperson of the Conference.

The British University in Egypt (BUE) is proud to announce that two of its students, Feras El Shawarby and Mohamed Sakr, were selected by the Training Department in the League of Arab States (LAS) to participate in the seminar hosted in the Book Fair on Friday, 1st of February, 2019. The seminar aimed to present the Training Department’s cooperation with youth and their experience in the summer internship programme at LAS, as well as highlighting their initiatives, particularly the League of Arab States Integrated Model (LASIM) and the “Arab Youth Forum I”.

El Shawarby and Sakr are Degree Year two Political Science students from the Faculty of Business Administration, Economic and Political Science. They contributed to the seminar as former interns at LAS headquarters, participants of the “Arab Youth Forum I”, and current President and Vice President of LASIM at the BUE.

Sakr gave a speech about his experience as a moderator of the youth forum’s economic session. Moreover, El Shawarby gave a talk about the development of LASIM and its efforts in promoting cooperation between youth and LAS.

Under the Patronage of Mr Mohamed Farid Khamis the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the BUE and the BUE President Professor Ahmed Hamad. The Ambassador Aly El-Hefny, Director of Egypt/Africa Centre at the BUE cooperation with Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies organised a seminar to discuss the latest issues and interactions between Egypt and Africa, which was held at Boutros – Ghali Hall on the 28th of January, 2019.

During the session important topics were discussed including:

- International and African initiatives opportunities and challenges.

- Egyptian African economic cooperation and the African Union vision for 2063 including the Chinese development mechanism worldwide.

- challenges related to water sacristy along with the role of Egyptian Academia and research centres in the development of relations with their peers in Africa.

- Egyptian African media cooperation and the role of Egyptian relief agencies in the African continent.

The session was attended by Dr Osama El-Zaher, President of the Central Department of the Minister of water resources and irrigation office affairs, H.E. Ambassador Khaled Emara, Assistant foreign minister, Dr. Amani El-Tawil, Assistant Director of Al-Ahram centre for political and strategic studies and a gathering of public figures and politicians.

The British University President Professor Ahmed Hamad would like to Congratulate Professor Shadia Fahim Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities for receiving the award of the Exceptional Women of Excellence presented at the Women Economic Forum that was held in Tunisia on the 23rd-24th of January, 2019.

The Forum was Under the Patronage of the Tunisian Minister of Women, Childhood and Elderly Dr.Naziha el Abeidi and Dr.Harbeen Arora Global Chair Person of the Conference.

The British University in Egypt celebrated the opening of the First building of the Science and Innovation Park on the 8th of December. This is considered as the first - connected Science Park among Universities in Egypt and the district, occupying a total area of 14,000 m2.
The inauguration started with a keynote speeches by prominent figures from the university and key partners, followed by short presentation about the new building and a visit to some of the Nanotechnology Research Centre labs and the Science Park facilities.
Science and Innovation Park mission is to offer world-class environment for academics, organizations and entrepreneurs to effectively participate in advanced innovations, share information and make chances to drive enterprise in multidisciplinary divisions.
The Park as well contains one of the best Nano-technology Centre, including several labs divided into a Nanomaterials Synthesis Units, a Characterization Unit, and a Biological Applications Unit. The centre will offer its services to all clients who are keen on making, creating or applying nanotechnology to research and industrial segments aligned with national needs and R&D priorities.
The event was attended by distinguished members of BUE Board of Trustees and dignitaries including H.E. Mrs. Laura Kansikas, Ambassador of Finland to Egypt, Prof. Mahmoud Sakr, President of Academy of Scientific Research, Prof. Seddik Abd-Elsalam, Secretary of the Supreme Council of Private Universities, Mr. Lidong, Minister Counselor and Chief of Mission, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Egypt, Mr. Li Zhiqiang, Party Secretary and Vice Chairman of Tus-Holdings Co., Deans and Academic staff members.
This achievement is the result of a long collaboration with Tsinghua University TusHoldings group, the largest international innovation network operating with more than 300 innovation bases in China and worldwide.
TusHoldings manages TusPark which is considered the largest university-linked science park worldwide, with total area 770,000 m2 and more than 1500 enterprises

The President of the British University in Egypt Professor Ahmed Hamad, has the immense pleasure to announce that the BUE has won the first place in the field of physics according to Shanghai Ranking Consultancy (ARWU), among 500 Universities of the world, outclassing all the Egyptian Government and Private Universities. This is considered as a confirmation of the University's mission in the field of scientific research.

From his part, Mr Mohamed Farid Khamis, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The British University in Egypt, congratulated the University President, students, administrative and academic staff members on this accomplishment and stressing on the continuation in supporting the scientific research process at the University.

Professor Hamad pointed out that the British University in Egypt is committed to the quality of education, which made the University won the primary spot among private and public universities in Egypt for four consecutive years, according to the classification of QS and US News.

The event was attended by 300 candidates and was held on three consecutive days, where clinical live recordings with simulated clinical conditions focused on all the therapeutic stages that could be confronted and how to illuminate it.

The first two days were specialized for who were facing mishaps, the third day was a hands-on workshop that included 100 participants who were monitored by over 20 specialized doctors that were assigned from the Faculty of Dentistry at the BUE.

Feedback from this amazing event was prominent as participants were able to share problems, concerns and even professional development management with the lecturing professors.

This was a successful event by all means and one of the best Endodontic meetings hosted by the BUE, where it focused on hosting fine highly specialised educational participants who helped in spreading the latest of the technological advances and innovations, along with the elite of experienced professors that helped to convey the message to postgraduate and undergraduate students.

In a ceremony hosted at the BUE’s campus in Sherouk and in the presence of the University President, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Andersen Tax & Legal Managing Director and esteemed members as well as a number of lawyers and economists, a cooperation protocol was signed between the Faculty of Law and Andersen Tax & Legal to exchange research activities in relevant areas. This includes providing faculty students with training courses by Andersen Tax & Legal to prepare them for joining the practical legal world.

The BUE Faculty of Law will soon be graduating its first class of distinguished students who will receive a bachelor’s degree in law from Egypt, as well as the LLB degree from the University of London South Bank in England. The University aims at graduating distinguished students through supporting them with the needed research tools and training given by legal experts from internationally renowned law firms.

Andersen Tax & Legal in Egypt will enable students of the Faculty of Law to train in its office in Egypt or one of its offices around the world. The students would benefit from the experts and specialists in all areas of law. In addition, job opportunities will be offered to distinguished graduates.

Andersen Tax & Legal is one of the most leading firms providing a wide range of legal, tax and financial advisory in Egypt. It is a member firm of Andersen Global that has 122 locations around the world and more than 3500 distinguished legal, tax and economic experts as well as 502 partners.

The Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Hassaan Abd Elhamid, stated that the Faculty of Law was established as per the constitutional law no. 344 for the year 2015 and the academic program was designed in collaboration with London South Bank University on the basis of the concept of “practical legal application” owing to the fact that the Faculty of Law is originally of a practical nature. Therefore, the program was designed to develop the students’ knowledge and skills in the fields of Egyptian law, English law and International law in both Arabic and English languages in addition to the compulsory students’ training. All these elements combine to graduate competent calibers who are ready to work immediately after graduation.
The Faculty of Law seeks to be a pioneer in the legal research field, accordingly the Law and Advanced Technology Research Centre has been established to become a scientific entity specialised in researching and solving the contemporary legal questions resulting from the 21st century digital revolution to cope with future changes.

This protocol complements the training scheme sought by the BUE Faculty of Law.

The President of the International Federation of Dentistry FDI, Dr. Kathryn Kell and the former Saudi Dental Syndicate visited the BUE on the 15th of December, 2018.

The honourable guests were welcomed by Professor Ahmed Hamad the BUE President, Professor Tarek Abbas Dean of Dentistry Faculty and many Academic Staff members.

Dr kell visited the Faculty of Dentistry in the British University of Egypt upon an invitation from Professor Abbas, her program included a tour to the library followed by a visit to the dental hospital where she was fascinated by the outstanding dental clinics equipped with the most updated dental units. She also visited the Radiology Centre, the Central sterilization unit and the operating theatre where she was impressed by the highest technology of machines and equipments. During her visit, she had the opportunity to watch our students working with patients and she was amazed by the excellent free dental service offered to a huge number of patients visiting the dental hospital on daily basis.


The BUE Graduation Ceremonies 2018

On the 8th ,9th and 10th of December 2018, The British University in Egypt held its 10th Annual graduation ceremonies, at the BUE Auditorium, celebrating the achievements of more than 1400 granduands with their graduation; including the first cohort from the Faculty of Communication and Mass Media, second from the Faculties of Pharmacy and Dentistry, the ninth from the Faculty in Engineering, the seventh from the Faculty of Nursing, tenth from both Faculties of Business Administration, Economics & Political Science and Informatics & Computer Science.

The BUE was particularly honoured to have keynote speakers such as H.E Dr. Ashraf Subhi, Minister of Youth and Sports, Professor Farouk El Baz, Sir Magdy Yacoub and H.E Amr Moussa. During the BUE President 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.”

Many dignitaries attended several ceremonies including, the UK Ambassador Sir Geoffrey Adams, Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, Baroness Pauline Perry, Mrs. Elizabeth White, Director of the British Council, Professor Mustafa El Fiki, Sir Charles Clarke and the Honourable Charles Ottway, Deans of the Faculties and Academic staff members.


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.