Ain Shams University (Arabic: جامعة عين شمس) is a public university located in Cairo, Egypt. Founded in 1950, the university provides education at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels.
Ain Shams University was founded in July 1950, the third-oldest non-sectarian native public Egyptian university (ancient Islamic universities such as Al-Azhar and private institutions such as the American University in Cairo are older), under the name of Ibrahim Pasha's University. Its site used to be a former royal palace, called the Zafarana Palace. The two earlier universities of this kind are Cairo University (Fuad I university formerly) and Alexandria University (Farouk I university formerly). When it was first established, Ain Shams University had a number of faculties and academic institutes, which were later developed into a university. The university's academic structure includes 14 faculties, 1 college and 2 high institutes plus 12 centers and special units.
Faculties and institutesEdit
- Faculty of Agriculture (4 years)
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Commerce (4 years)
- Faculty of Computer and Information Science (4 years)
- Faculty of Education (4 years)
- Faculty of Dentistry (6 years)
- Faculty of linguistics (Al Alsun) (4 years)
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Medicine (7 years)
- Faculty of Nursing
- Faculty of Pharmacy (6 years)
- Faculty of Engineering (5 years)
- Faculty of Science (4 years)
- Faculty of Specific Education
- Faculty of Women for Arts, Science and Education.
- Faculty of Archaeology (4 years)
- Institute of Environmental Studies and Research
- Institute of Postgraduate Childhood
- Faculty of Veterinary Medicine The Higher Institute of Cooperative & Managerial Studies
Ain Shams University has eight campuses. Two of them are next to each other, separated by a main road named El-Khalifa El-Maamoun; all of them are in Greater Cairo.
The main campus is in Abbassia, Cairo and houses the Administration and Management at the Saffron Palace, Science Education Development Center, Central Library, Child Hood Center and the University City (students hostel), in addition to the faculties of Computer Science, Science, Law and Art. The opposite Campus houses the faculty of Commerce, Alsun, pharmaceutical Science and Dentistry.
The Women's College has its own campus. Faculty of Specific Education, Faculty of Education, and Faculty of Agriculture are each on separate campuses in Abassia, Heliopolis, and Shubra El Kheima, respectively.
In 2012, Misr International films was producing a television series based on the novel Zaat by Sonallah Ibrahim. Filming of scenes set at Ain Shams University was scheduled to occur that year, but Muslim Brotherhood student members and some teachers at the school protested, stating that the 1970s era clothing worn by the actresses was indecent and would not allow filming unless the clothing was changed. Gaby Khoury, the head of the film company, stated that engineering department head Sherif Hammad "insisted that the filming should stop and that we would be reimbursed ... explaining that he was not able to guarantee the protection of the materials or the artists."
|Global – Overall|
|ARWU World||701-800 (2021)|
|CWUR World||794 (2020-2021)|
|CWTS World||564 (2021)|
|QS World||801-1000 (2021)|
|THE World||1001–1200 (2022)|
|USNWR Global||619 (2022)|
|Regional – Overall|
|THE Africa||=33 (2021)|
|USNWR Africa||13 (2022)|
|National – Overall|
|ARWU National||3 (2021)|
|CWTS National||2 (2020)|
|CWUR National||2 (2020-21)|
|QS National||3 (2021)|
|THE National||13 (2021)|
|USNWR National||3 (2021)|
According to the 2014 Webometrics World Universities rankings (aimed to promote Web publication, not to rank institutions), Ain Shams University is ranked 3rd in Egypt, 25th in Arab World and 15th in Africa.
- Mervat Seif el-Din (born 1954), classical archaeologist and former director of the Graeco-Roman Museum
- Abd El Aziz Muhammad Hegazi (1923–2014), Prime Minister of Egypt during the presidency of Anwar Sadat
- Abdel Rahman Badawi (1917–2002), professor of philosophy and poet
- Aisha Abd al-Rahman (1913–1998), Egyptian author and professor of literature (pen name: Bint al-Shati)
- Hani Azer (born 1948), civil engineer
- Charles Butterworth (born 1938), American philosopher
- Farouk El-Baz (born 1938), Space scientist
- Mauro Hamza, fencing coach
- Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu (born 1943), Turkish academic, politician and diplomat
- Sherif Ismail (born 1955), Prime minister of Egypt
- Emire Khidayer (born 1971), diplomat, entrepreneur and writer
- Ahmed Zulfikar (1952-2010), Egyptian entrepreneur
- Ammar El Sherei (1948-2012), Egyptian Composer
- Abdel Latif Moubarak (born 1964), Egyptian poet
- Fathulla Jameel (1942–2012), Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives
- Ebrahim Nafae (1934–2018), journalist and newspaper editor
- Sameh Shoukry (born 1952), Ambassador of Egypt to the United States
- Rashad Khalifa (born 1935), biochemist, Founder of the United Submitters International
- Omar Touray (born 1965), Gambian diplomat
- Farouk al-Fishawy (1952–2019), Egyptian actor
- Kenan Yaghi, current Finance Minister of Syria
- Jamal Badawi, preacher and speaker on Islam
- Taha El Sherif Ben Amer, Minister of Transport of Libya
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