Dr. Bassam Ayoub, Lecturer of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at BUE, has been honoured at the Science Day Ceremony, with the honourable attendance of President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi, for winning the “STATE INCENTIVE AWARD”


CAIRO, Aug. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its reputation as a leader in the use of digital technology for instruction, The British University in Egypt (BUE) is expanding its work with McGraw-Hill to deploy digital courseware to more than 20,000 students in 2019.

Since 2017, BUE and McGraw-Hill have worked together to support the university's transition towards digital, which has involved changing the traditional mindset at the university and transforming teaching methodologies through engagement and a focus on student outcomes. The initial success of this program was evident in the results of a large survey of students and instructors at BUE that showed widespread satisfaction with the McGraw-Hill Connect® interactive learning platform. In all, 83 percent said they were satisfied with Connect. Use of Connect has resulted in a positive impact on the learning process at the university and led to an increase in student engagement, motivation, knowledge retention and better student performance and grades.
As part of its transition toward digital, on April 7th BUE and McGraw-Hill held an interactive learning day attended by senior members of the university, including the President, Vice Deans for Teaching and Learning, eLearning Coordinators and other esteemed faculty members. The learning day featured interactive discussions about education and encouraged the sharing of success stories and other best practices from The British University and other international universities like University of Pretoria, South Africa and University of Westminster, UK. Both BUE and McGraw-Hill plan to make the interactive learning day an annual event to strengthen the partnership and collaboration between these two major educational organisations.

"The university is happy to be on this technological path, which has proven to be successful in other parts of the world," said Ahmed Hamad, BUE President. "Our students are adapting well and embracing the technology, which widens the horizon of each student and enhances his or her personal experience. We are looking forward to more expansion in the future."

"We're proud of the success we've seen in the first two years of our work with BUE," said Murray St. Leger, Managing Director of McGraw-Hill's business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. "As a partner worldwide to institutions looking to embrace digital learning and instruction, it's thrilling to see leaders, faculty and students welcome our solutions and help move higher education toward the digital future."

The BUE has a vision of becoming a leader in education by using technology to transform the traditional one-way lecture class into an exciting, interactive learning environment for students. BUE aims to combine lectures and interactive problem-solving techniques in the classroom to assist students in becoming life-long, independent learners.

To achieve this goal, BUE viewed McGraw-Hill as the ideal partner, providing its award-winning platform, Connect, which leverages cutting edge technology and learning science to improve grades, increase retention and reduce faculty time spent on course administration. Benefits include actionable insights and measurable results for faculty and improved outcomes for students. There is continuous support to help faculty effectively implement interactive learning practices, and onboarding support to help faculty manage technical issues and implementation.

McGraw-Hill Connect uses adaptive technology to personalize the learning experience for students and help instructors become more effective. It is used by millions of students globally and gives instructors the flexibility to teach their course their way, while providing students with affordable, engaging materials that help them achieve positive learning outcomes.

About British University of Egypt
Founded by British and Egyptian government initiatives, a pioneer in digital education, the British University in Egypt (BUE) was inaugurated in March 2006, by their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. The mission of the BUE is to create a quality educational institution that would produce graduates with the skills and knowledge to contribute effectively to the development of Egypt, the MENA region and beyond. The BUE operates within the framework of the UK Quality Assurance Agency and provides teaching in a style and to the standards equiv­alent to those in UK universities.

BUE is now considered the largest face-to-face provider of British Transnational Higher Education in the Middle East and a leading university in Egypt in the use of interactive learning.

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SPE -BUE Student Chapter Outstanding Award.

The British University in Egypt’s Society of Petroleum Engineers student Chapter (SPE) has received the 2018 – 2019 Outstanding Award for the Sixth year in a row. The award recognizes the chapter’s overall achievements for the year 2018 - 2019. This great accomplishment was made possible by the hard work of the team led by the BUE student Mahmoud Mohsen the Chapter’s President and the chapter’s Vice President Mohamed Radwan who will receive the prize on the sidelines of the annual conference and exhibition of technologies in October in Canada 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 Six 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.

Under the Supervision of Mr Mohamed Farid Khamis the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the BUE President Professor Ahmed Hamad, and Professor Mohamed Shouman Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Mass Media recently awarded BUE students in the “Peace and War ” photography competition that was held in the University.

BUE students from the Prep year submitted 200 photos, while Students from the final year submitted 150 photos , in which the photos were judged by Mr Amr Nabil Photojournalist at the Associated Press Agency, Professor Reda Abdel Salam famous visual artist and Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, the famous Cinema Photographer Mr Ahmed Hussein , Dr. Fatma Hamdy Module Leader of Photography and exhibition organiser.

The competition was attended and hosted by Professor Ahmed Hamad the BUE President, Professor Mohamed Shouman Dean of Faculty Communication and Mass Media, Dr Adel Saleh, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Mass Media and many distinguished guests.

The First three winners from Prep year were Aya Sameh, Amr Ahmed and Ahmed Diaa, while the first three winners from the final year were Nada Mohamed, Merna Ahmed and Mohamed Ayman.

From his side Professor Mohamed Shouman Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Mass Media ,stated that the University has been holding this competition for Six years, as the Faculty is always keen to develop the practical side of its students, pointing out that the winners have high levels of Professionalism and the ability to compete and win internationally.

Also Dr Fatma Hamdy the competition supervisor stressed on the importance of holding such exhibitions as they encourage students to innovate and be creative.

At the end of the competition students from the Faculty of Communication and Mass Media performed outstandingly a song about War and Peace composed by them.

The Legendary Amr Diab performed a very successful concert for the first time at the British University in Egypt on Sunday the 28th of April. The Megastar was keen to mark the BUE Farewell party with a full house concert, where he mentioned on his Facebook page “Another amazing full house venue! Thanks, BUE for the perfect night.”

The massive concert was attended by, many staff members and students, where the multiple award winner performed tunes from his famous hits.

The BUE honoured the Legend by presenting the University Shield, thanking him and his band for their exquisite performance, and acknowledging the Student Activities Department & the Student Union for their collaboration for making such an eventful night.

The Legendary Composer Omar Khairat, performed a dazzling classical musical night for the first time at the British University in Egypt on Thursday the 11th of April,2019.

The massive concert was attended by the BUE President, Professor Ahmed Hamad and the BUE Vice President for Research and Post Graduate Studies, Professor Yehia Bahi El Din who both welcomed the honourable guests, H.E Nabila Makram, Minister of Immigration, H.E Mohamed Safaan the Minister of Manpower and Captain Hossam Ghali former Egyptian Football player, along with Deans of the Faculties, many staff members and students.

In complete harmony and with blended music style and an incredible Orchestra, the Legendary composer played an outstanding performance, where the veteran musician Omar Khairat played his famous masterpieces, such as “ Dameer Abla Hikmat”, among others.

Professor Ahmed Hamad, the BUE President, along with Mrs Hanan El Saadawi honoured the Legendary composer by presenting the University Shield of Honour, thanking him and his Orchestra for their exquisite performance, and acknowledging all the Student Union, Smoove club members for their collaboration for making such a dream come true.

The British University in Egypt (BUE) in cooperation with the Arab Pharmacists Union, organized an event in celebration of the Arab Pharmacist Day. In addition to launching the Arab Academy for Development of Pharmaceutical Skills (ADPS) under the Presidency of Prof. Mohey Elmazar, the founder and Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy at the British University in Egypt. The event was held on May 4th, 2019, at BUE Auditorium.

several Deans from of Pharmacy, members of syndicates from different parts of the Arab World and the representative of the Arab League attended the event.

A cooperation protocol was signed between the British University in Egypt (BUE) and the Arab Academy for Development of Pharmaceutical Skills (ADPS) and also another protocol was signed between ADPS and the Libyan International Medical University (LIMU).


The BUE Celebrates Egypt’s 1919 Revolution.

The British University in Egypt in a collaboration with the Sherouk Academy and Al Ahram Institution celebrated Egypt’s 1919 Revolution Centennial at the BUE auditorium, under the title of “Revolution of the People and the Renaissance of a Nation.”

The Ceremony started with an art exhibition with several photos reflecting the revolution history and it’s leader Saad Zaghlol, icons and symbols from the revolution.

Mr Mohamed Farid Khamis and the BUE President Professor Ahmed Hamad, had received the leaders who represented the Wafd Party, Dr. Hany Seri El Din, member of the Supreme Committee of the Wafd Party, Mr Abdel Aziz Al Nahas, Vice President of the Wafd Party, General Nour Nour, member of the Supreme Committee of El Wafd party, in addition to Dr Hany Seri El Din, as well as, HE Doria Sharaf El Din, Former Minister of Information.
The event started by a speech from the BUE President followed by a speech by Mr. Khamis, afterwards Dr. Osman al – Qyati, the grandson of Sheikh Mustafa al – Qayati, one of the revolution leaders, Dr Edward Sergius, the grandson of Sargius of the preacher of the revolution, and Dr Alaa al – Shawali, the grandson of Saad Zaghlol, were honored and received the BUE Shields. Many more of the dignitaries had a small speeches regarding revolution documentaries shown to the audience.

The ceremony ended by a compilation of the most influential songs that was written during the revolution, sang by our BUE students and Sayed Darwish choir .


One Belt, One Road Initiative Workshop

Cairo, March 17, 2019- The British University in Egypt organized a high-level workshop aimed to bring together government officials, diplomats, academics and policy-oriented experts from both Egypt and China to present their views and visions on this important Initiative that will connect Asia to Africa and Europe along the lines of the old Silk Road. Among the invited guests by the BUE were keynote speakers such as HE Ambassador Khaled Tharwat, Assistant Foreign Minister for Asian Affairs, Dr. Ahmed Kamali; Deputy Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform; HE Mr. Li Dong; Minister Counselor; Embassy of the People’s Republic of China; Prof. He Wenping; representing the Chinese government and the Chinese Academy for Social Science, Prof. Long Ding; University of International Business and Economics (China),Dr. Ahmed Antar; Deputy Minister for Trade, and Professor Dr. Ali El Din Helal who chaired and moderated the second session.

At the outset of the event, Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University made a statement and distributed some important working documents and statistics explaining and focusing on measures to maximize Egypt’s benefits from this initiative.

The speakers throughout the panels, presented their perspectives on China’s Initiative in terms of its origins, motivations, its potential implications for Egypt with regard to opportunities and/or challenges, as well as its implications for an emerging Egyptian-Chinese strategic partnership. At the end of the workshop, a positive interactive feedback was received from all participants who concluded the sessions with fruitful outcomes and a plethora of recommendations.

The Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Political Science (BAEPS), headed by Dean Wadouda Badran, incorporating the faculty and students are preparing a summary of this workshop including a synopsis of the recommendations and conclusions. The Centre for Egypt and Middle East (CEMES) is proud to assist in the organization and thematic arrangement of this workshop.

Cairo, March 12, 2019, the BUE welcomed HE Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the Secretary General of the League of Arab States (LAS), in the presence of Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis; Chairman of the BUE Board of Trustees, Several Board Members, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Hamad, President of BUE, Vice Presidents, as well as dignitaries and some representatives from Arab Embassies. During this welcome meeting, the Secretary General Mr. Aboul Gheit listened to several presentations on BUE’s recent accomplishments, BUE annual participation in the LAS summer training and simulation modules, showcased his two books” My Testimony” and “Witness on War & Peace”. He kindly dedicated a special signed edition of his two books to the Library of the British University in Egypt.

Later on the Secretary General held an open discussion with Political Science Students in an open and interactive environment, where he discussed the challenges that face the League of Arab States especially after the Arab Spring, efforts to forge Arab consensus, face extra regional challenges , and pointed out the differences between the Arab League and several other regional organizations such as the European Union. At the end of the discussion, he urged BUE students to chase their dreams, read extensively, study hard, and uphold research, keeping in mind that today’s youth will soon shape the future of our nation. The discussion was arranged by Ambassador Dr. Mahmoud Karem, Director of the Centre for Egypt and E Studies, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Wadouda Badran; Dean of the Faculty of BAEPS and moderated by Dr. Amany Ismail; Head of the Political Science Department.

On March 10, 2019, The British University in Egypt welcomed HE Mr. Julius Georg Luy, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Egypt in the presence of Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis, Chairman of the BUE Board of Trustees, Professor Dr. Ahmed Hamad, the President of BUE, Vice Presidents, Deans, Ambassador Dr. Mahmoud Karem, Director of CEMES, where they discussed collaboration opportunities between the BUE and the outstanding research institutions in Germany.

The Ambassador of Germany inaugurated the Max Planck Alumni Association – Egypt Group, one of the leading research institutions in Germany and Worldwide. The chapter is now hosted by the British University in Egypt. The meeting was attended by Dr. Filippo Guarineri, the MPSS Founder and Chairman, and Dr. Amal Kasry, Founder of the Max Planck Association in Egypt, the office director of DAAD, (the German Academic exchange services), Mrs. Isabell Mering also attended.
HE Mr. Luy said that “he was delighted to visit the British University in Egypt for the First time.”

Afterward, the Ambassador delivered a lecture to Political Science Students entitled “German Cooperation with Egypt: Goals & Challenges.” His Excellency pinpointed the achievements and the economic reforms Egypt accomplished in the last four years. After the lecture, students engaged in a robust discussion with the Ambassador on water security, management, SME’s and environmental challenges.

It is worth mentioning that the lecture was organized by the Centre for Egypt and ME Studies in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Wadouda Badran; Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Political Science.

The British University in Egypt had the honour to host HH Pope Twadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, HE Dr. Mohamed Mokhtar Juma, Minister of Awqaf and a prominent delegation from the Egyptian Coptic Churches that included Senior figures led by General Bishop Ermia, General Bishop of the Cathedral Church in addition to the presence of a high level delegation from Al-Azhar Institute.

This visit came as a confirmation of the national unity, where the Pope delivered a speech about love and tolerance and their impact on building nations and societies.

HE Dr Mohamed Mokhtar Juma, Minister of Awqaf expressed his happiness about participating in this Ceremony and about meeting with the Holy Pope Twadros II, pointing out that Pope Twadros II is a national symbol to all Egyptians and the Coptic world.

During the ceremony, a full presentation was displayed about the renovation of the Monastery of ST. Demiana led by Professor Khaled Dewidar and his team.

Mr Mohamed Farid Khamis, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Professor Ahmed Hamad, President of the University, in the presence of Vice Presidents and University Deans, welcomed the honourable guests.

The delegation visited the Central Library, the Dental Hospital, and the Faculty of Pharmacy, and it had a tour of the Campus.