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28 March 2023

King's signs Memorandum of Understanding with The British University in Egypt

Agreement signifies shared ambitions and possibilities for the future of dentistry and global oral health graduates.

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A Memorandum of Understanding between King’s College London and The British University in Egypt (BUE) was signed last week at a ceremony held on BUE’s campus in Cairo.

FoDOCS Executive Dean Professor Michael Escudier signed the document with BUE’s Provost, Professor Guy Daly and Dean of BUE’s Faculty of Dentistry, Professor Tarek Abbas. The goal of the memorandum is to develop a mutually beneficial relationship between the two universities, opening up the door for prospective transnational educational collaborations and study-abroad opportunities, as well as research and knowledge transfer.

It also reflects a shared ambition to prepare students to practice dentistry in the 21st century with knowledge and understanding of dental specialties and varied practice settings, as well as the challenges both locally and globally.

I’m delighted to have had the opportunity to visit the British University in Egypt on the occasion of signing of this Memorandum of Understanding, which will provide a firm foundation for ongoing collaboration and development.

Professor Michael Escudier, FoDOCS  Executive Dean
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During the visit, Professor Escudier and Mr Bill Sharpling (FoDOCS Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development) met with the BUE President & Vice-Chancellor Professor Mohamed Loutfi, toured some of the dental facilities at the faculty, and met with some BUE students and academics.

It was a real pleasure to visit this innovative University and to see this MoU come to fruition. I look forward to welcoming more BUE interns and staff back to LonDEC.

Mr Bill Sharpling Associate Dean (Continuing Professional Development) & Director of the London Dental Education Centre (LonDEC)

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with BUE will allow both institutions to explore possibilities and collaborative opportunities including student exchanges, and continuing the education and lifelong learning journey for qualified trainee dentists.

King’s Vision 2029 sets out an ambition to be part of an international community that serves the world. Crucial to this is to engage and work collaboratively with like-minded institutions across the globe, and engagement with key regional and national stakeholders. These global partnerships can provide diverse and enriching educational experiences for our students.

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