|Established||July 26, 1975|
|President||Dr. Yasser Sakr|
|Students||103305 (February 1, 2008)|
|Location||Greater Cairo, Egypt|
Generally, it is known for engineering and business studies. It's notable for its Faculties of Engineering (there are, in fact, two), Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration that contains unique and special departments such as foreign trade, international relations, and business information systems, for its Faculty of Computers & Information, Faculty of Science. Also, Helwan University's Faculty of Pharmacy which is known to be the first clinical pharmacy in Egypt. However, Helwan University has no Faculty of Medicine nor some other specialized faculties.
Helwan University is a member of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities. It is a relatively new university compared to other older Egyptian universities such as Cairo University and Ain Shams University. In fact, it was only established on July 26, 1975 by Act No. 70 of 1975.
Helwan University started first as many separate faculties in different small campuses; but they were later gathered in one main campus (with a few exceptions) in Helwan. It has a variety of unique faculties compared to other Egyptian universities, including a Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Applied Arts, Faculty of Music, and Faculty of Social Work. In addition, its Faculty of Fine Arts, physical education for men and women, and domestic economy were the first of their kind in Egypt. Other universities in Egypt started similar ones later on.
The University has about 18 faculties, a central library and a special library in each faculty, faculties include:
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Applied arts
- Faculty of Art Education
- Faculty of Music education
- Faculty of Sport education (Men)
- Faculty of Sport education (Women)
- Faculty of Home Economics
- Faculty of Hospitality management studies|Tourism and Hospitality
- Faculty of Fine Arts
- Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
- Faculty of Computer science|Computers and Information
- Faculty of Community Service
- Faculty of Engineering (Helwan)
- Faculty of Engineering (Mataria)
- Faculty of Industrial Education
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Pharmacy
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Social Work
There is the Central Library in addition to the libraries of the faculties. They offer books for external borrowing, references, journals and theses for internal review. They also offer bibliography and photocopying services. These libraries are supervised by The General Administration for Libraries. Due to the distinguished role taken over by the university to develop higher education and qualify the new generations to keep pace with global developments, The Central Library of Helwan University was established. The Central Library is a four – floor building in the middle of the campus on an area of 5000 square meter.
The Goals of the Central Library
The Central Library serves the educational processes at all the academic levels at the university: under and post graduates, MA and Ph.D. students, staff members as well as researchers from other universities. To accomplish such goals: The library provides information sources to cover all fields of study and research . Information sources are organized and analyzed to facilitate obtaining them within the shortest time and by the least effort. The library provides information services for researches and students, such as reading, borrowing, photocopying and providing lists of references and bibliographies etc.
Central Library Building Organization
The Central Library is a four – floor building in the middle of the campus on an area of 5000 square meter.
'The ground floor includes: - Information office equipped with computers - Borrowing offices - Rooms for receiving and preparing new books - Periodicals rooms - A showroom - Reading rooms - Book binding workshop - Music library - Blind’s library
The first floor includes: - Reading rooms for Applied and Pure Sciences. - Administration offices. - Microfilm library. - Bibliographic laboratory for practical preparation of library departments students. - Children literature research laboratory.
The second floor includes: - Reading rooms for social and human areas. - Theses library.
The third floor includes: - Researchers reading rooms - Seminar rooms
The library includes several departments among which are:
Group Development Department: It is concerned with supplying the library with books, references, reports, theses, proceedings and periodicals whether published or produced on discs or films. Technical Operations Department: It is concerned with cataloging and classifying the different materials in the library and preparing electronic and paper indexes. Special Service Department: It sponsors the Music Library, Blind’s, Bibliographic Laboratory and reading rooms. Machine Service Department: It is concerned with information service and computer searching. Follow-up and Coordination Department: It is concerned with organizing library seminars, symposiums and lectures. Efficient personnel specialized in library and information technology take over the responsibility of the various departments together with officials from other specializations. Special sessions to have access to every new system in the field of library service are offered for all officials so that the service in the library may be distinguishably efficient.