The Faculty of Arts & Humanities has various types of international agreements and activities which have been established based on the purpose of the agreement.
International MOUs - BLCU Visit to the BUE and Faculty of Arts & Humanities
International MOUs – BLCU Visit to
the BUE and Faculty of Arts & Humanities
A delegation from Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), China, visited the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the British University in Egypt (BUE). The delegation consisted of Prof. Ni Haidong, the BLCU President, Prof. Luo Lin, Dean of Faculty of Middle East Research, Prof. Dong Chuan, Vice Manager of International Relationships Office, Dr. Zhou Xin, Manager of overseas students, Dr. Song Bo, Teaching Counsellor of Chinese Embassy in Egypt, Prof. Hassan Ragab, Dean of the Faculty of Alsun at Suez Canal University, and Dr. Zhu Tingting, Director of Confucius Institute at Suez Canal University.
The Delegation met with the BUE President Prof. Ahmed Hamad, H.E. Ambassador Mahmoud Karem, Special Advisor for the University for Foreign Relations, Prof. Yehia Bahei El Din, Vice President for Research and Post-graduate Studies, Prof. Shadia Fahim, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Dr. Mohamed Eid, the Director of the International Office, and the Faculty Deans.
Prof. Ahmed Hamad welcomed the delegation on behalf of the BUE and on behalf of Mr Farid Khamis, the Chair of the Board of Trustees. He highlighted the exceptional relations between China and Egypt and expressed BUE’s interest in international academic collaboration with BLCU in the areas of culture and languages based on the MOU signed with BLCU and on the fact that the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is on the threshold of inaugurating its Chinese Language Department.
During the visit, Prof. Hamad proposed a tripartite cooperation model between the BUE, China and Africa, where the BUE can serve as the gateway to Africa for future cooperation based on the One Belt One Road initiative (Silk Road Economic Belt). The BUE is the ideal partner for such an initiative as it is the first private institution to establish a Centre for Africa Studies on its campus and one of the first few academic institutions that takes the initiative for collaboration with African countries.
President of BLCU, Prof. Ni Haidong expressed a genuine delight in this visit not only because he has had the opportunity to visit the BUE which he considers one of the most outstanding private academic institutions in Egypt and the MENA region, but also because this was his first visit to Egypt.
Dr. Song Bo, the Teaching Counsellor of Chinese Embassy in Egypt, also conveyed his delight in the impression BUE has left on him and promised that the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Egypt will provide its full support to ensure that BLCU and the BUE enjoy fruitful cooperation for the benefit of the two nations China and Egypt.
The delegation’s visit concluded with a tour of the BUE campus and a meeting with the academic staff of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Before leaving the BUE, the delegation members expressed their appreciation of the overall impressive visit.
International Research Consultancy UNHCR and British Council UK
International Research Consultancy UNHCR and British Council UK
5 December 2017– till present
Name of the project: Perceptions of Young Adult Syrian Refugees on Higher Education in the MENA Region: Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq
Type: International Research Consultancy
Partners: UNHCR and British Council, UK
Total funding: $52,000 US Dollars
BUE representative: Academic staff from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities: Prof. Shadia Fahim (Dean), Dr. Mohamad Saad (Psychology Programme Director) and Dr. Rania M Rafik Khalil (Research Coordinator)
Start date: 5 December, 2017 – till present
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at The British University in Egypt (BUE) was selected through an open tender in December, 2017 by UNHCR and the British Council, UK as a partner to conduct an international research consultancy on their behalf in the MENA region on the Perceptions of Young Adult Syrian Refugees on Higher Education in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. The total funding of the research consultancy is US$ 52,000. The research team collected data and sample responses from focus groups in Lebanon and Jordan. The results were compiled into two reports which were reviewed by UNHCR. The research team have completed phase one of the consultancy (Lebanon and Jordan) and the results were successfully shared at the Going Global 2018 Conference organized by the British Council, UK which was held in Malaysia from 2-4 May, 2018. The second phase of the report has also been completed and the report is currently under review. The results of this phase are expected to be shared in a closed European Commission meeting in Brussels in November, 2018. This leaves the research team with the task of completing a final comparative report on the perceptions and provisions on higher education in the MENA region.
Dr. Mohamad Saad , Prof. Shadia Fahim, Dr. Rania M Rafik Khalil – UNHCR Office in Amman, Jordan
Michelene Esso, Dr. Rania M Rafik Khali and Dr. Mohamad Saad, British Council Office , Beirut, Lebanon
Scholarship Office, Jordan
Al Gharaa Scholarship Foundation Jordan
DAFi works with UNHCR to offer full scholarships to refugee Students *DAFI office in Tripoli, Lebanon
Going Global 2018
International Research Partnership BUE, UNHCR and British Council UK
Going Global 2018 Date: 2-4 May 2018 Venue:KLCC, Kuala, Lumpur
The BUE Research Team (Prof. Shadia Fahim, Dr. Mohamad Saad and Dr Rania M Rafik Khalil) were invited by the British Council, UK to participate in Going Global 2018 in Malaysia to share the initial findings of the research consultancy on the Perception of Syrian Refugees and Higher Education.
As an outcome of NICE Network membership, Dr. Nagwa Soliman was invited to International Project Week at Hochshule Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences
22-27 April, 2018.
Professional Development Day 2017 (Enhancing Teacher Knowledge and Empowering the Learner)
NileTESOL an affiliate of TESOL International Association
Professional Development Day Saturday 4th March, 2017
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of English Language and Literature, in cooperation with NileTESOL hosted and participated in a Professional Development Event on Saturday, 4th March 2017. The title of the event was “Enhancing Teachers’ Best Practice and Empowering the Learner”, with the objective of empowering teachers of English as a Foreign Language through professional assistance.
Four presenters delivered workshops on this day:
1. Designing Different Types of Assessment by Dr. Omnia El Kommos.
2. Making Learning Personalized and Relevant by Ms. Eman Samir.
3. Foreign Language Anxiety in the Egyptian ESL Classroom: Perceptions, Attitudes, and Solutions by Ms. Shaden Samir Attia.
4. Motivation and Academic Success in EAP by Ms. Mariam Rayan.
The event was attended by teachers from different backgrounds and institutions, including governmental and private universities, language centres and schools.
International Peer Review Week 14th September 2017
2-4 pm Cultural Room – BUE Library
In recognition of the key role played by Peer Review in the process of research publication and the importance of transparency in the process, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities held an awareness Seminar titled “Transparency in Peer Review and High Impact Research.” Prof. Shadia Fahim facilitated the global event and Prof. Yehia Bahie El Din and Prof. Eman El Mahalawy took part in the seminar. The seminar was video recorded and shared with the wider global community.
NICE-network is an inter-university network which stands for New Initiatives and Challenges in Europe. It has over 32 partner institutions from 20 countries in Europe, Middle East, Australia and Asia. The BUE is a member of the Nice Network.
26th NICE Network Annual Members Meeting – Krems, Austria
International Project Week at Hochschule Nordhausen - Germany 2016
International Project Week at Hochschule Nordhausen – Germany
Prof. Shadia Fahim – Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities initiated the contact between Dr. Ayman Mohamed Salaheldin and Hochschule Nordhausen in Germany through the NiceNetwork (New Initiatives and Challenges in Europe). The NiceNetwork, established in 1992 in France, is a network comprising of 45 Higher Education Institutions from 29 countries across Europe, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Prof. Fahim is the BUE representative in the NiceNetwork.
Hochschule Nordhausen, has offered to cover the travel expenses and accommodation costs related to Dr. Ayman’s teaching activities from 14.05.2017 to 19.05.2017 as there is no ERASMUS+ Inter-Institutional-Agreement between BUE and Nordhausen. The name of the project which will be shared by Dr. Ayman in Germany is: “Video Presentation Techniques for Demonstrating the Shape, Functionality and Sustainability Studies of Technical Products.”
30th May – 3rd June, 2016
International Staff Week – HTW Dresden
Prof. Shadia Fahim – Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities participated in the Dresden International Staff Week organized by Hochschule fur Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden (HTW Dresden) Dresden, Germany.
The visit of Prof. Waheeda Khan, the Dean of Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, SGT University, India
International Guest Speaker Visit
SGT University, India Visit
November 15th, 2016
The visit of Prof. Waheeda Khan, the Dean of Faculty of Behavioral Sciences- SGT University, India.
Prof. Waheeda Khan, the Dean of Faculty of Behavioral Sciences- SGT University, India, presented a lecture titled “The Recent Trends in Positive Psychology: Cross cultural Perspective”. The visit took place on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016. Prof. Klan has over 24 years of experience in teaching, research and clinical practice. She has been a visiting professor in many countries including: USA (Universities of New York, Minnesota, San Francisco & Portland), Canada, UK (Universities of Plymouth, Exeter & Open), China, Australia, Sweden, France, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Prof. Shadia Fahim Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the BUE and Prof. Khan discussed several issues including the possible aspects of collaboration in research, teaching and community service.