Ain Shams University
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|جامعة عين شمس|
Ain Shams University (Arabic: جامعة عين شمس) is an institute of higher education 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. The two earlier universities of this kind are Cairo University (Fuad I university) and Alexandria University (Farouk I university). 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, colleges and institutes
- Faculty of Agriculture
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Commerce
- Faculty of Computer and Information Science
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Dentistry
- Faculty of Languages (Al Alsun)
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Nursing
- Faculty of Pharmacy
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Specific Education
- Women's College
- Institute of Environmental Studies and Research
- Institute of Postgraduate Childhood
- The Higher Institute of Cooperative & Managerial Studies
The main campus is in Abbassiya, Cairo and houses the Administration and Management at the Zaafarana 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 Women's College has its own campus. Faculty of Specific Education, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Agriculture are each on separate campuses in Abassyia, Heliopolis and Shoubra 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."
According to the 2014 Webometrics World Universities rankings (aimed to promote Web publication, not to rank institutions), Ain Shams University is ranked 12th in Egypt, 45th in Arab World and 51st in Africa.
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- "Islamists halt filming of Egyptian TV series." Daily News Egypt. Thursday, February 9, 2012. NewsBank Record Number: 17587021. "[...]and teachers were against it, because of the clothing worn by the actresses," he said. The series, adapted from the novel "Zaat" by Egyptian author Sonallah Ibrahim, takes[...]"
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