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    Cairo University

    (Since 1908)





1- Introduction

2- History & Origin

3- Faculties & Institutes

      See also:       About Us -   Kasr Alaini Medical Faculty & Hospitals

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 1. Introduction:


Cairo University is the oldest, biggest and the most famous University not only in Egypt but also in Africa and Middle East.  Cairo University, a comprehensive institution of higher learning located in Giza, Egypt, is committed to preparing students for the challenges of a rapidly changing workplace. Through interactive learning and new information technologies, our graduates are poised to enter the work force with the skills needed to succeed in today's global marketplace.


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 2. History & Origin:


Cairo University in history: As a major offshoot of the national Egyptian movement that goes back to the beginning of the century, a number of national leaders, enlightenment pioneers and social thinkers called for the establishment of an Egyptian university. In the beginning of this century, social thinkers like Mohammes abdoh, Mostafa Kamel, Mohammed Farid, Kazem Amin and Saad Zaghloul called for the establishment of an Egyptian University to act as a lighthouse of liberal thought and to be the basis of a comprehensive academic revival in all the fields of knowledge in order to be able to cope with the international scientific and academic advancement.


This national project however, was severely opposed by the British occupation authorities led by Lord Cromer, who knew that the establishment of the university in Cairo meant the creation of a class of enlightened. well educated citizens who realized that independence was not only physical land liberation but also the emancipation of the Egyptian character and mind. This opposition did not, however, discourage the advocates of the idea who formed the committee of fervent supporter.


The university finally came into being and it was officially inaugurated on December 21, 1908. A great ceremony was held at the Legislative Council Hall, attended by Khedive Abbas II and foreign heads of state. Study began at the university in the evening of the inauguration day in the form of general lectures to be given in diverse places such as the Legislative Council Hall, High Schools Club and Dar AL-Garida.



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 3. Faculties & Institutes:


Now the Campus includes the Administrative Building, the Great Festival Hall, the Central Library, the University Printing Center, The Faculties of Arts, Law, Commerce, Economics and Political, Science, Mass Communication, Archaeology, Dar El-Ulum, Physiotherapy, The Examinations Central Hall the National Laser Institute, the center for Technological planning and Development, the African studies and Research Institute, and the Guest House.


Facing this main Campus in the campus of the Faculty of Engineering., The Institute of Statistical Science and Research lies in Tharwat St. very close to the main campus. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is located in Gamma St., close to the Faculty of Agriculture. The new buildings of the University are located in Midan El-Giza, on its western side, while the center for Pedagogical Studies and Research is in Messaha street. The Administrative Annex, in Tharwat Street, houses the Department of Engineering Affairs, Educational Affairs, Post-graduate Studies, Cultural Affairs, Legal Affairs and the Student's Affairs.


The Faculty of Medicine overlooks the east bank of the Nile whereas the Faculty of pharmacology is in Kasr El Aini Street. The Faculty of Dentistry and the Higher Institute of Nursing are located on Roda Island within the boundaries of the University Hospital in Manial.



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