The Chairman

Chairman’s Message

The Chairman - Badr University in Cairo

Since its inception, Badr University in Cairo (BUC) has had a strong vision to become among the leaders of higher education in Egypt and the region, and later on in the world. This vision has guided us at BUC throughout all stages of development and has become our guiding beacon. At BUC we strive to provide the best learning environment in order to become leaders in the national and regional levels with international standards. We also strive to provide accredited academic programs. In order to enrich our undergraduate programs, we must keep pace with rapid changes in society and in the labor market, which needs national graduates equipped with proper skills and capable of meeting the challenges of today and the future. Therefore, continuous development, in terms of scientific research, is pivotal in order to create an environment that sustains innovation and creation that we aspire for. The university has already started various plans in order to reach international standards of excellence in its learning and teaching as well as its scientific research practices. I would like to seize this opportunity to thank our prestigious Board of Trustees for their vision and guidance, and the University administration for their enthusiasm and dedication to achieve our vision. I would also like to thank our outstanding faculty members who helped shaping our educational frontiers, and, last but not least, our students to whom I promise continuous dedication and commitment in helping them shape up their future dreams and become the ambassadors of our university. Dr. Hassan El Kalla Chairman, Board of Trustees


Chairman Biography

Prof. Dr. Hassan El Kalla is an internationally recognized leader in public health, education, and business development. He is the Founder and Chairman of Cairo for Investment and Real Estate Development (CIRA): A registered company on the Egyptian Stock Market. The company is a partner in the Global Compact, an initiative of the former United Nations Secretary General, the Honorable Kofi Anan. He is the founder and chairman of Futures Educational Systems (FES): A consortium of schools that were initiated with a mission to help enhance quality and equity of education in Egypt, the schools serve more than 17,000 students across Egypt. He is the founder and chairman of Edu Systems International (ESI) and Badr University in Cairo (BUC), which was built to utilize his efforts to provide his beloved Egypt with a wholesome educational offering. He is also the Founder and President of the Egyptian Society for Quality in Health Care (ESQUA), and President of GS1 Egypt. Dr. Hassan was the First Undersecretary of the Curative Care Sector of the Ministry of Health and Population in Egypt. He was a key member of the Health Policy Committee which laid the foundation for health sector reform and the re-engineering for the Ministry of Health and Population. He successfully supervised the implementation of the Primary Health Care Benefit Package in Egypt. The voluntary work of which he is most proud; was accomplished by the Egyptian Society of Cultural Exchange (AFS Egypt): an organization which provides about twelve thousand grants annually to facilitate the achievement of peace, brotherhood and enlightened dialogues around the world. Dr. Hassan was a prominent member of the AFS International Board of Trustees.

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