Cairo University

Cairo University is Excellence in providing higher education services to meet the needs of the national, regional and international communities, and the effective continuous contribution in achieving Egypt’s social and economic development. Our mission is to be accomplished through a commitment to international standards of excellence in the fields of education, research and community service, as well as the integration of personnel, technology and business systems, and the development of the university’s human resource.


Cairo University is the oldest, biggest and the most famous University not only in Egypt but also in Africa and Middle East. Cairo University, a comprehensive institution of higher learning located in Giza, Egypt, is committed to preparing students for the challenges of a rapidly changing workplace. Through interactive learning and new information technologies, our graduates are poised to enter the work force with the skills needed to succeed in today's  global marketplace.

History & Origin

Cairo University in history: As a major offshoot of the national Egyptian movement that goes back to the beginning of the century, a number of national leaders, enlightenment pioneers and social thinkers called for the  establishment of an Egyptian university. In the beginning of this century, social thinkers like Mohammes abdoh, Mostafa Kamel, Mohammed Farid, Kazem Amin and Saad Zaghloul called for the establishment of an Egyptian University to act as a lighthouse of liberal thought and to be the basis of a comprehensive academic revival in all the fields of knowledge in order to be able to cope with the international scientific and academic advancement.
This national project however, was severely opposed by the British occupation authorities led by Lord Cromer, who knew that the establishment of the university in Cairo meant the creation of a class of enlightened. well  educated citizens who realized that independence was not only physical land liberation but also the emancipation of the Egyptian character and mind. This opposition did not, however, discourage the advocates of the idea who formed the committee of fervent supporter. The university finally came into being and it was officially inaugurated on December 21, 1908. A great ceremony was held at the Legislative Council Hall, attended by Khedive Abbas II and foreign heads of state.
Study began at the university in the evening of the inauguration day in the form of general lectures to be given in diverse places such as the Legislative Council Hall, High Schools Club and Dar AL-Garida.

Faculties & Institutes

The main Campus includes the Administrative Building, the Great Festival Hall, the Central Library, and the University Printing Center. It contains 27 faculties and institutes:
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Computers and Information System
  • Faculty of Pharmacology
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Economics and Political Science
  • Faculty of Mass Communication
  • Faculty of Archaeology
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Specialized Education
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Physiotherapy
  • Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty of Dar El-Ulum
  • Faculty of Kindergarten
  • Statistical Studies and Research Institute
  • African Studies and Research Institutes
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Faculty of Regional and Urban Planning
  • Institute of Educational Studies and Research
  • National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences (NILES)
  • Center of Open Education
  • Cairo center for Languages and Arabic Culture