Cairo University

Cairo University (CU) is the second-oldest institution of higher education in Egypt, after Al-Azhar University.

The history of Cairo University dates back to 1908, when it was founded as a private institution called the Egyptian University. The university was founded by a committee of private citizens with royal patronage, and its early founding and location made it a model for later universities throughout the Arab world.

In 1925, King Fuad I took over the university and transformed it into a major state institution, with colleges of arts, science, law, and engineering. The university was renamed King Fuad I University in 1940, and Cairo University in 1954.

Cairo University has played a significant role in Egyptian history, and many of its alumni have become prominent leaders in government, business, and academia. The university has also been a major center for research and innovation, and its contributions to Egyptian society have been immense.

Cairo University is committed to providing its students with a high-quality education and preparing them to be leaders in their chosen fields. The university is also committed to serving the Egyptian community and contributing to the development of the country.

Based on the QS World University Rankings of 2024, Cairo University is positioned as the #371 top university in the world, which makes it the #1 top university in Egypt.

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2024 Ranking #1
University Name Cairo University
Name in Local Language جامعة القاهرة
Acronym CU
Year Established 1908


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Address 5th Ahmed Zewail st. (Tharwat st.) - Dokki, Giza, Giza, Egypt
Phone +20 (2) 3335 5356
Fax +20 (2) 568 8884
Website Cairo University Website
Email Click here to send email
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Bachelor's Degrees Master's Degrees Doctorate Degrees Diplomas
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International Students Allowed Yes
Student Body Men and Women

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