BUE is Egypt’s major university delivering British Higher Education with students graduating with both Egyptian and UK degrees. It is the largest face-to-face provision of British Transnational Higher Education in the Middle East, leading in Educational Quality, the Student Experience, and Research and Enterprise.
The British University in Egypt - BUE Founded by British and Egyptian government initiatives, the British University in Egypt (BUE) was inaugurated on the 22nd of March, 2006, by their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The Mission of the BUE Founder was 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 British system of Higher Education was therefore adopted for the rigour of its Quality Assurance procedures and educational philosophy focusing on the development of graduates with independent learning and transferable employability skills.
The BUE welcomed its first cohort of students in 2005. They began their degree studies on a brand new state-of-the-art campus covering approximately 40 acres (feddans) of land. Environmental concerns were incorporated in the design of the campus. The architectural concept underlying the planning and construction of the campus conveys a traditional British model of buildings used by UK civic universities over a century ago. The columns of the main entrance, the dome over the auditorium and the treatment of windows throughout, carry forward themes that can be found in universities such as Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Leeds, together with universities forming part of the University of London.
In what was considered a ground breaking initiative, the BUE agreed a partnership with Loughborough University, one of the United Kingdom’s leading research universities. Partnerships with UK universities have now been widened to include those with London South Bank University as well as with Queen Margaret University and Edinburgh University. Most undergraduate programmes offered by the BUE are dual awards. Students who successfully complete all the requirements of our programmes, in accordance with the BUE University Regulations, graduate with two Bachelor’s Degrees: one from the British University in Egypt and the other from the UK partner university. This ensures that graduates receive national and international recognition for their academic achievements and qualifications, and as a result are targeted by leading Egyptian, Arab and international employers.
The University is committed to the development of high quality academic programmes and a comprehensive high quality student experience. 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. It focuses on teaching students «How to think not what to think». This encourages them to develop problem-solving and analytical skills through a personalised and independent approach to learning.
BUE students benefit from strong links with business partners in both Egypt and the United Kingdom, as well as with a range of exchange programmes, training opportunities, internships and employment in Egypt, the region and globally. But the BUE is not only an educational institution, it is also a thriving social and cultural centre with much to offer students of any nationality or social background. As a result the achievements of today’s graduates match in standard those of UK students and the best in the world.
The overall mission of the university is:
1. To provide a British-style of education of the highest quality supplying graduates that feed and stimulate industry, social and
public services and commercial activities of Egypt, the Middle East and beyond;
2. To produce graduates with degrees that are internationally recognized as equivalent to degrees awarded in the UK and who embrace
both professional standards and new technologies and concepts in a global context;
3. To undertake high quality basic and applied research of relevance to the economy of Egypt and the Middle East, and to provide the technical
and business skills that attract inward investment and satisfy the demand of labour markets in the new era of science and technology of the
twenty first century;
4. To use its unique position and international partnerships to contribute to social development and to facilitate dialogue and understanding across
British, Egyptian and other cultures.
5. To maintain an effective governance and management system which is primarily directed to build on the BUE comparative advantages and points
of strength in order to achieve its education, research and community services objectives, and develop sustainable human
resource including capable academic staff and efficient administrative employees.