Fayoum University

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Fayoum University
(Arabic: جامعة الفيوم‎, Jame'at al-fayoum)
Former names
Fayoum Campus, Cairo University
Type Public
Established 2005
President Prof. Khaled Hamza
Academic staff
Students 25,000
Location Al Fayoum, Egypt
Campus Urban, Fayoum, Egypt
Website http://www.fayoum.edu.eg/English/

Fayoum University (FU) (Arabic: جامعة الفيوم‎, Jame'at al-fayoum) is a public university located in the Egyptian city of Al Fayoum in northern Egypt. From 1976 to 2005, Fayoum University was a public institution within the University of Cairo. In August 2005, it was established as an independent campus with 2,000 faculty members and enrollment of about 25. 000 students. The city of Fayoum is an oasis located approximately 63 miles southwest of Cairo and is noted for its agricultural production and tourism.


In 1975, the Faculty of Education in Fayoum was established as one of the faculties affiliated to Cairo University.

Courses and Campus[edit]

Fayoum University offers undergraduate programs and graduate programs, as well as open education opportunities via its 14 faculties.


University Facilities[edit]

  • Library Facilities: Fayoum University libraries own more than 67043 Arabic books and 30366 foreign books.
  • Special Facilities: Teaching Hotel, Sports Hall, Student Activities Center, and the University Theatre

The University Hospital[edit]

With its full capacity of 350 beds, the Fayoum University Hospital renders top-notch medical services to the citizens of Fayoum. It is also a center for educational and medical services.

Governance and Administration[edit]

Fayoum university is a state-owned campus administrated by a president assisted by three vice-presidents.

Past Presidents[edit]

  • Professor Abdel Hamid Abdel Tawab (2011–present)
  • Professor Ahmed M. El Gohary (2008–2011)
  • Professor Galal M. Said (2005–2011)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°19′16″N 30°50′08″E / 29.32111°N 30.83556°E / 29.32111; 30.83556