Alexandria University

Alexandria University Faculty Of Science
جامعة الاسكندرية

University emblem
Former names
Farouk I University (1938–1952)
Type Public
Established 1938
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 146,213
Postgraduates 19,510
Location Alexandria, Egypt
Campus Urban

Alexandria University (Arabic: جامعة الإسكندرية) is a public research university in Alexandria, Egypt. It was established in 1938 as a satellite of Fuad University (the name of which was later changed to Cairo University), becoming an independent entity in 1942. It was known as Farouk University until the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 when its name was changed to the University of Alexandria. Taha Hussein was the founding rector of Alexandria University. It is now the second largest university in Egypt and has many affiliations to various universities for ongoing research.


Administration building, Alexandria University

At the time it became an independent institution in 1942, it had the following faculties:

A number of institutional entities were established as follows:

In 1989, four faculties, located in Alexandria and administered by Helwan University, were annexed to Alexandria University. These are the faculties of Agriculture, Fine Arts, Physical Education for Boys and Physical Education for Girls.

Notable alumni and faculty

University leadership for academic year 2012/2013

Vice Presidents


Prof. Dr. Osama Ibrahim Al-Sayed Ahmad Al Zengery was elected President of Alexandria University in December 2011. This was the first time in Egypt to have presidential elections.

The Damanhour branch was separated from the university by Presidential decree in 2010, and is now the independent Damanhour University.


Alexandria University was ranked 147th worldwide based on Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2010–2011.[5] The 2010 rankings were controversial, as a single professor's practice of publishing a great number of articles in a journal of which he himself was the editor was identified as a crucial contributing factor for the high rating of Alexandra University.[6] Alexandria University is ranked 301+ worldwide based on Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2011–2012.[7] Alexandria University is ranked 601+ worldwide based on QS World University Rankings 2011/12.[8] It was ranked 701+ in the QS World University Rankings 2014/2015.

According to Webometrics' ranking of world universities, it is 1223rd worldwide and 4th in Egypt.[9]

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Coordinates: 31°12′07″N 29°54′19″E / 31.20194°N 29.90528°E / 31.20194; 29.90528

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