The formation of the British University in Egypt (BUE) arose from a 1998 Memorandum of Cooperation between the UK and Egyptian governments. It was envisaged that such an institution would produce graduates of UK standards for key sectors of the Egyptian economy, particularly in the areas of engineering, computer science and business studies. The academic staff consists of highly qualified British, Egyptian and international academics experienced in the British system of higher education. BUE is not only an educational institution, but also an academic, social and cultural centre with much to offer students of any age, nationality or social background. The university operates within the framework of the UK Quality Assurance Agency and provides degrees in a similar style and to an equivalent standard to UK programmes. BUE, Loughborough University (LU), Queen Margaret University (QMU) and London South Bank University (LSBU) have developed formal partnerships, under which the three universities validate BUE’s undergraduate programmes. BUE is now firmly established and well placed to establish a global reputation as a high quality teaching and research institution.