OUR STORY

Badr University in Cairo BUC is the first University under CIRA.

(Cairo for Investment & Real Estate Development) is one of the largest educational groups in the region, with more than 20 operating schools such as Futures Schools and British Colombia Canadian International Schools.

In 2010 a group of our high school students graduating from the futures schools came to Dr. Hassan El Kalla (Chairman of CIRA) and proposed that he would consider establishing a university that matches the outstanding learning experience they had at their schools.

There and then the idea of BUC was born and it was put into immediate action. The sole mission behind BUC was to create an educational institute aims to serve the Egyptian middle class with highest educational quality at an affordable cost.

In 2012 BUC was established, to become the largest private university in Egypt and the fastest growing to offer various programs and degrees that are accredited by the Egyptian Supreme Council. BUC encompasses sixteen schools (Pharmacy, Medicine, Engineering & Technology, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Linguistics & Translation, Nursing, Business & Economics, Performing Arts & Theatre, Applied Arts, Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology, School of Applied Medical Sciences, School of Law, School of Political Sciences, and School of Humanities & Social Sciences).

Furthermore, BUC Science Academy has been recently established aiming to be internationally leading and impactful through a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that can provide solutions to global challenges related to health, science and humanities.  Research and innovation at BUC will define frontiers of science and knowledge, and will have an impact on the society through a Technology, Innovation, and Commercialization Office (TICO) that supports transformative knowledge and research.  Partnership between BUC and multiple global organizations is growing enormously to improve quality of education and research offered at BUC.

Chairman’s Message

Dr. Hassan El Kalla
Dr. Hassan El Kalla

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.

Vision

  • Unleashing Human Potential
  • Innovation
  • Restructuring the community

 

Mission

  • Create an academic institute that would provide students with high quality education at an affordable cost, so we can give back to society our graduates: a highly educated middle class Egyptians.
  • Provide our students with state of the art curriculums, labs, workshops, art studios and many facilities in parallel with top talented professors.
  • Ensure that education at BUC includes hands on experience through market linkage and access to local industries.
  • Ensure that BUC graduates have strong skills to match employment needs.

 

Goals

  • Excellence in education to stimulate our students’ lifelong needs for knowledge and learning and to encourage innovative.
  • Excellence in research to foster a vibrant, successful and interactive research community that generates ideas and discoveries, creates new fields of knowledge and makes a difference to the societal, cultural, environmental and health.
  • Excellence in community service & engagement to create the conditions under which our students, staff and the wider community are inspired and supported to contribute to social responsibility and community development.
  • Internationalization: to think global and act local in order to meet the aspirations of our university, community and society to utilize international standards.
Prof. Dr. Mostafa Kamel
Prof. Dr. Mostafa Kamel

It fills me with immense pleasure to greet you all. I am honored to be the president to such a privileged educational beacon in the region, At Badr University in Cairo (BUC) strives to meet the expectations and aspirations of our society by adhering to the highest institutional standards and ethics. We strongly respect diverse values, heritage, cultural diversity, integrity, transparency, teamwork, leadership, entrepreneurship, and effective communication.

Despite the fact that we are among the newest private universities in Egypt, I take great pride in the achievements of our team during the last few years, whether on the intellectual level or in providing state of the art facilities such as classrooms, laboratories, workshops, and buildings.

The core of every great learning institution is its faculties which we built and equipped carefully. We chose to make the BUC as one of the leading research facilities in the region armed with a new level of educational excellence.

None of all that would be possible without the dedication of all BUC’s team and our sincere students and continued devotion as alumni.

Please join our journey and let’s build the future together.

Prof. Dr. Mostafa Kamel

The President, Badr University in Cairo

Prof. Dr. Hassan El Kalla
Prof. Dr. Hassan El Kalla
Prof. Dr. Mostafa
Prof. Dr. Mostafa
Prof. Said Abdel-Khalik
Prof. Said Abdel-Khalik
Prof. Huda Zaki
Prof. Huda Zaki
Prof. Fouad Ali Elnawawy
Prof. Fouad Ali Elnawawy
General. Osama Mandouh
General. Osama Mandouh
Prof. Dr. Ahmed MOUSSA
Prof. Dr. Ahmed MOUSSA
Former. Sheikh Ali Gomaa
Sheikh Ali Gomaa
Ambassador. Mohamed Alorabi
Ambassador. Mohamed Alorabi
Dr.Ahmed Darwish
Dr.Ahmed Darwish
Prof. Amr Ezzat Salama
Prof. Amr Ezzat Salama
HE.Eng. Ibrahim Mahlab
HE.Eng. Ibrahim Mahlab