Last week, on Wednesday 8 April 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed, between the British Council and the British University in Egypt (BUE). The MOU, signed by the President of BUE, Professor Ahmed Hamad, and Director British Council Egypt, Mark Stephens will launch a new phase of major expansion in their cooperation.
This agreement builds on a long standing relationship, in which the British Council – the UK’s international organisation for cultural and educational opportunities - and the BUE have been working together to provide educational opportunities for young Egyptians.
The signed MOU will lead to an expansion of cooperation that includes:
- Supporting the improvement of graduate employability skills;
- Collaborating on English language and skills training provision for students, University staff and the wider community;
- Promoting UK qualifications and assessment, obtained both in Egypt and the UK;
- Providing administration of UK qualifications on campus;
- Establishing recognition and endorsement of the business community for UK qualifications;
- Supporting the University in the establishment of international higher education partnerships;
- Supporting the University in strengthening research synergies with UK higher education and other activities;
- Supporting the University in the development of its strategic planning and development.
An additional agreement was also signed by both parties for the Supply of the British Council’s English Language Testing Services (APTIS).