Index / Education
Egypt / Education /
Egypt has 34 universities, corresponding to a university density of 1:2,400,000 inhabitants, placing Egypt as no. 21 of 22 in the MENA region.
Half of the universities are private universities are indicated, all others are public. Egypt suffers from extreme differences in quality between institutions.
As many as 9 institutions make it to the World Top 6000 list with Webometrics: Cairo University is no. 1219 in the world; American University in Cairo 1334; Ain Shams University 2785; Mansoura University 2943. In this respect, Egypt is with 26% of its universities on this list, ranked 9 of 22 in MENA.
Higher education in Egypt scores moderately, while the country is quite capable of producing candidates that easily can find work abroad, efforts in establishing general high quality is yet to be undertaken. The extremely low university density must be considered with care, as Egypt has an overproduction of candidates with higher education.
Cairo and aroundAin Shams University. Est. 1950
Al-Azhar University. Est. 975. Website Arabic only
Ahram Canadian University (ACU), Giza. Private, est. 2005
American University in Cairo (AUC). Private, est. 1919
Arab Open University (AOU). Private, est. 2002
Cairo University, Giza. Est. 1908
The British University in Egypt (BUE), Al-Shorouk. Private, est. 2005
Egyptian Russian University (ERU), Badr City. Private, est. 2006
Future University in Egypt (FUE), New Cairo. Private, est. 2006
Université Française d'Égypte (UFE), Al-Shorouk. Private, est. 2002
German University in Cairo (GUC), New Cairo. Private, est. 2003
Heliopolis University, Heliopolis. Private, est. 2008
Helwan University, Helwan. Est. 1975
Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST), 6th of October City. Private, est. 1996
Misr International University (MIU), Heliopolis. Private, est. 1996
Modern Sciences and Arts University (MSA), 6th of October City. Private, est. 1996
Nile University. Giza. Private, est. 2006
October 6 University, 6th of October City. Private, est. 1996
AlexandriaAlexandria University, Alexandria. Est. 1942
Pharos University in Alexandria (PUA). Private, est. 2006
Nile DeltaBenha University, Banha. Est. 2005
Mansoura University, Mansura. Est. 1972
Menofia University, Shibin al-Kawm. Est. 1976
Tanta University, Tanta. Est. 1972
Zagazig University, Zagazig. Est. 1974
Northern EgyptAl-Fayuom University, Fayoum. Est. 2005
Beni-Suef University, Beni Suef. Est. 2005
Nahda University, Beni Suef. Private, est. 2006
Suez Canal University, Port Said/Ismailia/Suez/Al-Arish. Est. 1976. Website Arabic only
Sinai University, El-Arish. Private, est. 2006
Middle EgyptAl-Minya University, Minya. Est. 1976. Website Arabic only
Assiut University, Assyut. Est. 1957
Sohag University, Sohag. Est. 2006
Southern EgyptSouth Valley University, Qena. Est. 1994. The university has branches in Hurghada, Luxor and Aswan.