University of Alexandria
Alexandria University - YOUM7/Ahmed Arab

Arabic: جامعة الاسكندرية

Established: 1938

Founded by Taha Hussein, the University of Alexandria began as a satellite campus of Fuad University (later called Cairo University) in 1938. In 1942, it became an independent public university and was called Farouk University.

After the 1952 Revolution, the university’s name was changed to the University of Alexandria.

In 2009 the university appointed its first female president, Hend Mamdouh Hanafi. Hanafi was the first female university president in Egypt.

Currently, the University of Alexandria is the second largest university in Egypt, following Cairo University. The university boasts over 175,000 undergraduate students and 20,000 post-graduate students.

Its studies focus primarily on the arts, law, and medicine.


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