British Council

84 years since its founding: What is the role of the British Council in Egypt?

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 - 12:46 GMT

The British Council first opened its doors outside the UK in 1938 - in Bucharest and here in Cairo.

A Talk With The British Council Egypt’s Country Director, Elizabeth White

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 - 12:46 GMT

With 84 years of history in Egypt, the British Council has played an impactful role in supporting the development of education, arts, and culture here in Egypt.

British Council Egypt brings together school leaders to celebrate the success of its Partner Schools

Tue, 14 Jun 2022 - 09:37 GMT

The British Council Egypt hosted a schools’ conference on June 12 to 13 gathering some of the most influential leaders from within the Egypt’s education system to share ideas as well as opportunities for growth and success with each other.

British Council reviews achievements of DICE programme to support start-ups and innovators

Mon, 24 May 2021 - 07:57 GMT

The British Council in Egypt has held a virtual panel discussion to review the most prominent achievements of its “Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies” (DICE) programme to support start-ups and innovators in small and micro-industries.

British Council selects 55 Egyptian scholars to receive Newton Mosharafa PhD scholarships

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 - 09:03 GMT

The British Council, in partnership with the Central department of Missions, jointly selected 55 PhD scholars to be funded by the Newton Mosharafa programme

British Council in Egypt extends efforts to fight violence against women, defines forms of violence

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 - 10:37 GMT

An online discussion titled 'Violence against Women and the Role of The Media and Social Media' took place last week as part of the British Council’s society program ‘A Safe Campus Community for All’.

British Council in Egypt launches huge, free digital library

Wed, 06 May 2020 - 02:13 GMT

The British Council in Cairo has announced the launch of a huge digital library for readers, free of charge. The British Council owns one of the largest and most valuable English libraries in Egypt.

Reem Haitham wins British Council’s National Science Stars Competition

Sun, 23 Feb 2020 - 10:43 GMT

Eight out of the ten shortlisted students at the finals were female.

Magdi Yacoub, 9 Egyptians to receive Alumni Awards

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 - 02:21 GMT

British-Egyptian surgeon Magdi Yacoub, also will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony according to the statement.

EUNIC delivers creative economy maps for Egypt after a two-year project

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 - 05:01 GMT

The European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC) celebrated on Saturday, January 2020, the completion of a two-year project, implemented by the British Council in Egypt, titled “Towards a Creative Economy Framework”

British Council announces its first“ScienceStars”competition at its annual Principals’Forum

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 - 09:59 GMT

The British Council announced its first science competition for 14-16-year-old students attending its partner schools.

FameLab, UK’s biggest search for Science voices launching it’s 11th season.

Sun, 29 Sep 2019 - 10:48 GMT

Considered the largest science competition in the world.

British Council completes social enterprise training to 8 ministries, 4 institutes, 3 universities

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 - 10:24 GMT

Almost 250 key stakeholders from different government agencies attended the programme’s information sessions or engaged in focused training workshops.

The British Council in Egypt celebrating 80 Years

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 - 10:26 GMT

The first-ever British Council was established in Egypt 80 years ago and has come a long way in promoting cooperation between Egypt and the UK. We look back at the decades of successful partnership.

UK invests in Egypt’s future generation with new education agreements

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 - 02:11 GMT

Minister of State and the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Undersecretary of Al-Azhar Saleh Abbas Saleh, which aims to strengthen the ongoing co

Apply for British Council's Study UK Alumni Awards now

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 - 05:40 GMT

Applications have opened for the British Council’s Study UK Alumni Awards 2019.

UK to launch creative economies program in Egypt

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 - 02:11 GMT

Egypt is among five countries where the pilot project takes place.

Cairo Uni. President discusses cooperation with British Council

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 - 12:53 GMT

Khasht met with Director of the British Council in Egypt Elizabeth White to discuss ways of cooperation between Cairo University and the British Council.

The road towards stronger Egyptian-UK cultural links

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 - 09:56 GMT

A glance into the different programs the British Council has rolled-out in Egypt to bridge connections between Egypt and the UK.

Fatima Farag, first Arab woman to join WAN-IFRA's board

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 - 09:47 GMT

WAN-IFRA announced Wednesday appointing Fatima Farag to the association’s board of directors and executive committee.