October 6 University

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October 6 University
جامعة 6 أكتوبر
O6U Logo.jpg
Established 1996
Type Private
President Ahmed Attia Saeda
Dean Ali Mohamed Talaat
Academic staff 14
Students 14,085[1]
Location Giza, 6th of October City, Egypt
29°58′37″N 30°56′53″E / 29.977°N 30.948°E / 29.977; 30.948Coordinates: 29°58′37″N 30°56′53″E / 29.977°N 30.948°E / 29.977; 30.948
Campus Urban
Website http://o6u.edu.eg

October 6 University (O6U) is a private university in Egypt. It was established by the Republican Decree no (243) in 1996.[2]

O6U is located in the 6th of October City, 32 km from downtown Cairo. O6U Campus consists of four educational buildings, the teaching hospital and the hotel for female students, while the central library and male students hotel are located 150 meters away from the campus.[1] October 6 University has about 14,085 students.[1]

All the awarded degrees are accredited and validated by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities. The University is a member of the Association of Arab Universities[3] since 1997[1] and also a member of the Association of African Universities.[4]


1. Medicine

2. Pharmacy

3. Dentistry

4. Applied Medical Sciences

5. Engineering

6. Physical Therapy

7. Info. System & Comp. Science

8. Applied Arts

9. Media & Mass Comm.

10. Economics & Management

11. Languages & Translation

12. Education

13. Social Science

14. Tourism & Hotel MGMT.

Postgraduate Studies[edit]

  • Graduate University on October 6

An academic cooperation agreement was singed between many governmental universities and October 6 university (O6U) and endorsed by the supreme council of national and private universities June 4,2011 by which O6U is allowed to offer postgraduate programs in Collaboration with Theses Universities and the degree will be granted by them . Postgraduate Studies

October 6 University Hospital[edit]

  • October 6 University hospital is dedicated from the beginning to provide distinguished clinical service based on health care quality assurance measures.

The hospital forms the corner-stone in medical education and clinical practice. The health care services and medical experience are offered by a distinguished medical staff and well equipped hospital departments and units. The hospital is built on a surface area of 45000 square meters. It has a capacity of 360 beds, 20% out of them, are offering free of charge service for education purposes.

Mission : The mission of October 6 University Teaching Hospital is to apply not only the reference academic standards but also implementing the international standards for quality control to deal with patients' health problems efficiently, effectively and ethically. Also, our institution aims to provide proper diagnostic and therapeutic services with high precision to meet the social and community needs and recommendations. The hospital aims to improve the skills of the employees through continuous medical education program designed to enhance patient outcomes and contributes to solve the community health problems of the city and region.

Vision: The vision of October 6 University Teaching Hospital is to be one of the most reputable medical centers in the region. This is achieved by merging excellence in clinical practice & experience, with education and research.

For More Information: www.osuth.org


The University has many institutes of higher education under the name Culture & Science City

  It is divided into 7 institutes:

1 - Higher Institute of Engineering.

2 - Higher Institute of Administrative Sciences.

3 - Higher Institute for Media.

4 - Higher Institute of Computer.

5 - Higher Institute of Languages.

6 - Higher Institute of Economics.

7 - Higher Institute of Social Service.

Six of October University Library (SOUL)[edit]

The University Library (SOUL) welcomes the students and the staff members, and inviting them all to frequent use its collections and enjoy services of high quality, in order to encourage and help them to collect what information they need, and calls upon them to do their efforts in research and strive for excellence not only in science, but also in social and cultural aspects as well. O6U administration remains always keen to encourage the talents and skills to build the human resources on the national and regional levels. It is clearly recognized through its collections in order to provide the community with talented graduates and distinguished professors. The university is also looking for partnering with the most famous universities, for example, in 2010. O6U has signed a sister library agreement with the Troy University Library in USA, in addition to signing on other agreements with several universities in Canada, Poland … etc. And the university is moving towards building groups of ambitious students of excellence. As SOULmoved to its new building in 2005, it became one of the most important pillars of O6U, to develop and update its holdings in various areas, to provide its users with the up-to-date information resources either on paper or in digital form. SOUL staff are doing the best and working with full dedication and sincerity. Currently SOUL has more than 130,000 paper based books which are diversity and modernity, in addition to its digital collection which includes more than 60,000 e-book, as well as a set of specialized international scientific journals of about 128.000 digital periodical in various disciplines, along with many of audio-visual material. Concerning on non-traditional Information sources, SOUL has four laboratories equipped with computerized services allows access to Internet in addition to selected databases. The benefit of academics and students in browsing and searching the available resources either inside or outside the library. SOUL seeks to expand its services to libraries and research centers of other universities either inside or outside the Country. Now, the University became a driving force to the wheel of social and economic progress, and contributes effectively in promoting the concepts and capabilities of civil society, enrich the culture of 13.000 students, as well as number of university graduates reaches more than 15,000 graduate, O6U still continues to attract more and more of the best Egyptian students and outsiders. In addition, the University has succeeded in developing strategic plans to achieve high academic standard. It has numerous academic programs approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Among these programs, undergraduate programs, and Master programs in different disciplines are started in collaboration with Cairo University, which is pride achievements and progress of the University. The success of the University depends on the its vision dedicated to quality and excellence as a cornerstone. It provided an ideal environment for the development and intellectual growth of both the faculty and students alike. SOUL has a powerful technical infrastructure to keep pace with the information revolution taking place in all developed societies to promote the role of SOUL is continuously looking to the future. It equipped with the latest technological equipments that to be qualified to navegate in the digital information, digital periodicals and multimedia. SOUL is confident that its website will be enjoyable and valuable for its users. They will realize that it is the appropriate option to develop their abilities and skills.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • o6u.edu.eg October 6 University official website


  1. ^ a b c d About O6U o6u.edu.eg
  2. ^ A Guide on: Faculties and Institutes of Higher Education in the Arab Republic of Egypt 2008 - 2009 Minister of Higher Education‟s Bureau Information Unit
  3. ^ Egypt, Countries, Association of Arab Universities
  4. ^ Members in good standing, Association of African Universities, 20 september 2013