Helwan University

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Helwan University
جامعة حلوان
EstablishedJuly 26, 1975
PresidentDr. Maged Fahmy Negm
Academic staff
4,120 (2018)
Students109,455 (2018)
Postgraduates18230 (2008)
Location, ,
29°52′N 31°19′E / 29.867°N 31.317°E / 29.867; 31.317Coordinates: 29°52′N 31°19′E / 29.867°N 31.317°E / 29.867; 31.317

Helwan University is a public university based in Helwan, Egypt, which is part of Greater Cairo. It comprises 21 faculties as well as 50 research centers and productive units which connect the university with the problems of the Egyptian society.


Helwan University is a member of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities. It was established on July 26, 1975[1] by Act No. 70 of 1975 over 350 acres of land. It is the youngest of 3 major governmental universities in Cairo.

However, it goes back to the 19th century during the reign of Muhammad Ali of Egypt who established “The Operations School”. The fields of that school were the basis of many institutes that formed Helwan University later.

The university possesses all the factors of distinction and diversity. It is considered to be a unique model among Egyptian Universities as it encompasses arts, fine arts, applied arts, art education, music education and physical education faculties. Being within the heart of an industrial community, Helwan University is considered a unique model among Egyptian universities in general.

Although Helwan University is the most recent of 3 major governmental universities in Cairo, it encompasses some of the oldest

and most faculties in Egypt and Middle East. The Faculty of Applied Arts for example, was established in 1839, while the Faculty of Fine Arts and Art Education were established in 1908 and 1936 respectively.

Helwan University also has a number of faculties with special innovative nature, Such as Faculty of Music Education, Faculty of Physical education.

It also encompass 13 other faculties, four of which are outside the main Campus, which are:

  1. Faculty of BIS ( Business Information systems )& Faculty of FMI ( Financial Markets & institutions ) at Zamalek
  2. Faculty of Engineering, Materia at Ain Shams, Cairo.[2]
  3. Faculty of Fine Arts at Zamalek district.[3] This campus also hosts a joint Master's Program between Germany and Egypt, named INEMA (International Education Management). The Master's program consists of six attendance phases, three are held at Zamalek Campus in Cairo, three take place at the Pädagogische Hochschule in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The shared Master's program was first established in 2010.[4]
  4. Faculty of Physical Education at Giza.[5]


The main campus of the university is in Helwan, Cairo .A number of faculties have been moved there, while others are still located in Zamalek, Boulaq, Giza, El Manyal and Ain Shams.[6]

Heads of Helwan University[edit]

  • Abdel Razek Abdel Fattah Ibrahim (1975-1979)
  • Muhammad Ismail Alam al-Din (1979-1986)
  • Kamal Muhammad Ahmad al-Sarraj (1986-1989)
  • Muhammad Kamal Ahmad Al-Attar (1989-1993)
  • Mohamed Mahmoud El-Gohary (1993-1997)
  • Hassan Mohamed Hussein Hosni (1997-2002)
  • Amr Ezzat Salama (2002-2004)
  • Abdelhay Obeid (2004-2007)
  • Abdullah Barakat (2007-2009)
  • Mahmoud Nasser Al-Tayeb (2009-2011)
  • Mohamed Abdel Hamid El-Nashar (2011-2012)
  • Yasser Hosni Mohamed Saqr (2012-2013)
  • Amr Abdullah Ahmed Mohamed Kandil (2013-2017)
  • Majed Fahmy Najm (2017–Present)

Faculties of Helwan University[edit]

Logo of Faculty of Engineering, El Materia branch
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Faculty of Engineering (Helwan)
  • Faculty of Engineering (Al-Materia)
  • College of Commerce and Business Administration
  • Faculty of Computer and Information
  • Faculty of Tourism and Hotels
  • Faculty of Applied Arts
  • Industrial Education (Engineering Science)
  • College of Home Economics
  • Faculty of Art Education
  • College of Music Education
  • Faculty of Physical Education (Boys) at Al-Haram
  • Faculty of Physical Education (Girls) in the island
  • Faculty of Law
  • College of Literature
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Social Work
  • Faculty of Science
  • College of Nursing
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • National Intellectual Property Institute
  • Faculty of BIS ( Business Information systems )
  • Faculty of FMI ( Financial Markets & institutions )

Central Library[edit]

In addition to the Central Library there are specialist libraries in the various faculties.


According to Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, Helwan University is ranked 1987th in the world and 10th in Egypt.[7]

In QS ranking 2020 Helwan University was rated 41st in The Arab Region and 8th in Egypt.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Helwan University in Brief". www.helwan.edu.eg. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  2. ^ ar:كلية الهندسة بالمطرية (جامعة حلوان), oldid 52015398[circular reference]
  3. ^ "Home Title. كلية الفنون الجميلة". www.facultyoffinearts.com.
  4. ^ "International Education Management (INEMA)". Archived from the original on April 19, 2021.
  5. ^ "FACULTY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION". www.helwan.edu.eg. Archived from the original on 2018-04-12.
  6. ^ "About Us | Helwan University". Retrieved 2020-08-02.
  7. ^ "Egypt | Ranking Web of Universities: Webometrics ranks 30000 institutions". www.webometrics.info.

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