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University of Alexandria
Alexandria University
Alexandria University logo.jpg
Former names
Azez I University (1938-1952)
TypePublic
Established1938
PresidentDr. Essam El-Kurdi
Administrative staff
7,402
Students182,129
Undergraduates143,553
Postgraduates8,752
Location,
CampusUrban
Number Of Faculties23
Websitealexu.edu.eg

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[1] that teach different types of social, medical, engineering, mathematics and other science. The university had other branches in Egypt outside Alexandria in Damanhour[2] and Matrouh [3] which later became two independent universities. Other branches have been set up outside Egypt in Juba, South Sudan,[4] and in N'Djamena,[5] the capital of the Republic of Chad.

Administration

  • Dr. Essam El-Kurdi, President of Alexandria University
  • Dr. Hisham Gaber, Vice President for Education and Student Affairs
  • Dr. Alaa Ramadan, Vice President for Community Service and Environmental Development

Faculties

Administration building, Alexandria University

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:

  • Faculty of Arts (1938)
  • Faculty of Law (1938)
  • Faculty of Commerce (1942)
  • Faculty of Engineering (1942)
  • Faculty of Science (1942)
  • Faculty of Agriculture (1942)
  • Faculty of Medicine (1942)
  • Faculty of Pharmacy (1947)
  • Faculty of Nursing (1954)
  • Faculty of Physical Education for Girls (1954)
  • Faculty of Physical Education for Boys (1955)
  • High Institute of Public Health (1956)
  • Faculty of Fine Arts (1957)
  • Faculty of Agriculture (Saba Basha) (1959)
  • Faculty of Education (1966)
  • Faculty of Dentistry (1970)
  • Institute of Graduate Studies and Research (1972)
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (1975)
  • Institute of Medical Research (1975)
  • Faculty of Tourism and Hotels (1982)
  • Faculty of Specific Education (1988)
  • Faculty of Education for Early Childhood (1989) [6]
  • Faculty of Economic Studies & Political Science (2014)
  • Faculty of Computing and Data Science (2019)[7]

Alexandria University Also opened branches in African and Middle-Eastern Countries:

  • Chad Branch
  • Iraq Branch
  • South Sudan Branch

Notable alumni and faculty

  • William Linn Westermann (Visiting Professor 1948) - American papyrologist
  • Yahya El Mashad (Faculty of Engineering, 1952) - Egyptian nuclear physicist
  • Mohamed Hashish (Faculty of Engineering) - research scientist best known as the father of the abrasive water jet cutter
  • Mohammed Aboul-Fotouh Hassab (1913-2000) - professor of gastro-intestinal surgery; creator of surgical procedure known as Hassab's decongestion operation
  • Mo Ibrahim (Faculty of Engineering) - Sudanese-British mobile communications entrepreneur and billionaire
  • Tawfiq Saleh (English literature, 1949) - film director[8]
  • Boshra Salem - professor, founder and the Chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences[9]
  • Ahmed Zewail (Faculty of Science, 1967) - Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1999[10]
  • Azer Bestavros (Faculty of Engineering, 1984) - Warren Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Boston University, Boston, US
  • Rebecca Joshua Okwaci (English language, literature, and translation) - South Sudanese politician, and the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services in the Government of the Republic of South Sudan
  • Moustafa Youssef (Faculty of Engineering, 1997) - Egyptian Computer Scientist and Engineer. First and only ACM Fellow in the Middle East and Africa.

Ranking

University rankings
Global - Overall
ARWU World[11]701-800 (2020)
QS World[12]801-1000 (2021)
THE World[13]1001+ (2020)

Alexandria University was ranked 147th worldwide based on Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2010-2011.[14] 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.[15] Alexandria University is ranked 1001+ worldwide based on Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2020.[16] Alexandria University is ranked 801-1000+ worldwide based on QS World University Rankings 2021.[17] It is ranked 701-800 worldwide and 2nd in Egypt based on Shanghai ranking 2020.[18]

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.alexu.edu.eg/index.php/en/faculties-centers Alexandria University's faculties
  2. ^ http://damanhour.edu.eg/En/Pages/Page.aspx?id=15 Damanhour Branch
  3. ^ https://www.youm7.com/story/2017/9/25/%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%88%D8%B1-%D9%85%D8%AD%D8%A7%D9%81%D8%B8-%D9%85%D8%B7%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%AD-%D8%A7%D9%81%D8%AA%D8%AA%D8%A7%D8%AD-%D8%AC%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%B9%D8%A9-%D9%85%D8%B7%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%AD-%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%A7-%D9%8A%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%82%D8%A8%D9%84/3428922 Matrouh separated from Alexandria University and turned into an independent university-Arabic source
  4. ^ https://www.jubamonitor.com/egypt-to-open-alexandria-university-branch-in-s-sudan/ Juba Branch
  5. ^ https://www.alexu.edu.eg/index.php/en/2015-11-24-10-38-07/au-media/au-news/4665-n-djamena-branch-celebrates-the-graduation-of-a-new-batch N'djamena branch
  6. ^ http://kindg.alexu.edu.eg/index.php/en/ The Faculty of Kindergarten changed its name to the Faculty of Education for Early Childhood
  7. ^ https://akhbarelyom.com/news/newdetails/2890665/1/%D8%A5%D9%86%D8%B4%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D9%83%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D9%84%D9%84%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D9%88%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%88%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A8%D8%AC%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%B9%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B3%D9%83%D9%86%D8%AF%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%A9 Establishment of the Faculty of Computing and Data Science-Arabic source
  8. ^ "Egyptian renowned film director Tawfiq Saleh dies at 87". Al-Ahram. 2013-08-18. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Dr. Boshra Salem inducted into U.S. Department of State's Women in Science Hall of Fame". International Council for Science. Archived from the original on 19 August 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1999". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved .
  11. ^ [Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020 http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2020.html]
  12. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2021". Top Universities. 2020-05-28. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "World University Rankings". Times Higher Education (THE). 2019-08-20. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "World University Rankings 2010-2011". Timeshighereducation.co.uk. Retrieved .
  15. ^ Questionable Science Behind Academic Rankings, The New York Times 14 November 2010.
  16. ^ "World University Rankings". Times Higher Education (THE). 2019-08-20. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2021". Top Universities. 2020-05-28. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "ARWU World University Rankings 2020 | Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020 | Top 1000 universities | Shanghai Ranking - 2020". www.shanghairanking.com. Retrieved .

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