|Azez I University (1938-1952)|
|President||Dr. Essam El-Kurdi|
|Number Of Faculties||23|
Alexandria University (Arabic: ?) is a public university in Alexandria, Egypt. It was established in 1938 as a satellite of Fouad 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.
Alexandria University is one of the largest universities in Egypt, and the third university established after Cairo University and the American University in Cairo. Alexandria University has 21 faculties and 3 institutes that teach different types of social, medical, engineering, mathematics and other science. The university had other branches in Egypt outside Alexandria in Damanhour and Matrouh  which later became two independent universities. Other branches have been set up outside Egypt in Juba, South Sudan, and in N'Djamena, the capital of the Republic of Chad.
At the time it became an independent institution in 1942, it had the following faculties:
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.
Alexandria University Holds now 24 Faculties and Institutes as follows:
Alexandria University Also opened branches in African and Middle-Eastern Countries:
|Global - Overall|
|ARWU World||701-800 (2020)|
|QS World||801-1000 (2021)|
|THE World||1001+ (2020)|
Alexandria University was ranked 147th worldwide based on Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2010-2011. 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 Alexandria University. Alexandria University is ranked 1001+ worldwide based on Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2020. Alexandria University is ranked 801-1000+ worldwide based on QS World University Rankings 2021. It is ranked 701-800 worldwide and 2nd in Egypt based on Shanghai ranking 2020.