The Cairo University is among the topmost open universities, founded in December 1908. It lies in Giza, Egypt, and stands overlooking the Nile river. It was established and funded as the Egyptian University by a private citizens' committee with royal patronage in 1908 and 1925, it became a state institution under King Fuad I. So, initially from 1908 to 1940 it was known as the Egyptian University. Then, from 1940 to 1952 it was known as King Fuad I University. The Al Azhar University is the second-oldest institution of higher education in Egypt. The Cairo University is an extensive higher education institute with over 24 faculties and institutions in various fields. The University is successfully engaged in delivering quality education over the years.
The Cairo University exhibits excellence in providing its services for higher education to fulfill the needs of the national, international, and regional communities. It has a significant and constant contribution to achieving social and economic growth in Egypt. The Cairo University is committed to international standards of superiority in the areas of education, research and community service, integration of personnel with technology and business systems, and the development of the university's human resources. The university prepares its students for the obstacles of a fast-paced dynamic workplace. With interactive learning and information technologies, CU graduates enter the work fields with all the skills required to work competently in the present era.
The Cairo University offers more than 300 courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students. There are over 24 faculties in this university. The major faculties offering courses in different domains are listed below:
Faculty of Archaeology:
Egyptology, Islamic Archaeology, Conservation of Organic Materials, Conservation of Inorganic Materials, and 2 others
Arabic, English, French, German, Greek and Latin, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Psychology, Philosophy, Geography, and others.
Decision-support (DS), Information technology (IT), Information Systems (IS), Computer science (CS)
Basic science, Biomechanics, P.T. in six specializations
Economics, Statistics, Political science
Faculty of Engineering: 14 domains
Faculty of commerce
Business administration, Accounting, Insurance
Faculty of law LLB
Faculty of Oral Medicine and Dentistry
Faculty of Specific Education
Art and Music Education
Educational and Psychological Science
Faculty of Agriculture: 18 domains
Faculty of Mass Communications: 5 domains
Faculty of Nursing: 10 domains
Faculty of Medicine: 33 domains
Faculty of Science: 7 domains
Faculty of Pharmacy: 9 domains
Faculty of Graduate Studies for Statistical Research: 6 domains
Faculty of Urban Planning: 4 domains
Faculty of Veterinary Science: 20 domains
The Cairo University is located in the nucleus of Great Cairo, with all services and entertainment sites lying near about. The Cairo University has the best professors and scientists in various educational and scientific fields. It includes over 24 faculties and institutions along with specialized research centers embracing laboratories equipped with modern scientific equipment. There are University Student Hostels for accommodation that occupies 46 acres of university land. Currently, there is a monthly fee of five pounds per month for accommodation and food in the university hostel (as decided by the Supreme Council of Universities).
The Cairo University collaborates with several organizations to empower the students to explore the city. The University focuses on developing students' characters and enlightening them with social values and the role of culture in the process of self-development. Other than academics, the university stimulates talent in students in cultural, social, artistic, athletic activities also. Athletic activities include Futsal, Squash, Basketball, Tennis, etc. Moreover, the students live in a safe environment as security is among the most important things at Cairo University.