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Cairo University

The modern educational system derived its students from Quran schools and Al-Azhar at its emergence, as there were committees that roam the country to visit Quran schools and select distinctive students to join modern schools, distinctive students of Al-Azhar were also selected to join high schools at their establishment, but rather some were lucky to join the mission dispatched by Mohammed to study in France.

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King Farouk laid the foundation stone on February 12, 1949. University hostels and playground occupy 46 acres of university land which overlooks Tharwat Street.The first thought of constructing residence to the students of Cairo University has been issued from the university's committee, which was formed in 1917.


You can choose from 27 Faculties and Institutes.


The Public Opinion Research Center was founded in 1982 as a special scientific and consultative research and training unit to be affiliated with the Faculty of Mass Communications at Cairo University. The center is a technically, financially and administratively independent entity and was established in the context of the Cairo Universitys taking direction into reviving research into the public opinion, taking an interest in the peoples issues, and organizing research efforts to be integrated and harmonious with one another in order to create a tightly-knit atmosphere that will help increase the scientific output of researchers and Cairo University as a whole.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

Living and working in a foreign country may be a great challenge at many sides. Fortunately, all of Cairo's newcomers can depend on the warm reception. Cairo University cooperates with several organizations to enable newcomers to explore the city. Shortly, you and your family will feel domesticity in Cairo as if you are at home.

Library services

CU library stems its objectives from its educational institution. The success of the university in accomplishing its message depends on the validity of its libraries, which are responsible for the educational and research process at the university. The mission of the library is part and parcel of the message of the university as being centered on education, research and community service.

Medical services

Cairo University's hospitals are the oldest educational and medical hospitals and the largest in Egypt and the Middle East. It is the citadel of medicine in the Arab region. Thanks for Cairo University's hospitals, the world is being supplied with the most skilled physicians. Cairo University's hospitals include a group of educational and medical hospitals in all the branches of medicine.

Student Life

Campus life

University is not only for studying, it is also for stimulating talents and letting latent energy of students out in cultural, social, artistic, athletic, and Gawala fields. Cairo University aims at developing students' characters, enriching their characters, and enlightening them with the nature of society and the role of culture in the process of development whether motherland-development, self-development, abilities-development, as well as spreading cultural, literary, and artistic awareness.

Sports facilities

  • Futsal
  • Basketball
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Arbitration
  • Awards