October 6 University

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October 6th University (O6U)
جامعة السادس من أكتوبر
O6U Logo.jpg
Type private
Established 1996
President Ahmed Attia Saeda
Vice-president Ali Mohamed Talaat
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 the first 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 (The 1st Private Faculty & The 6th Egyptian Pharmaceutical Faculty to be Accredited by NAQAAE on 2014)
  3. Dentistry
  4. Applied Medical Sciences
  5. Engineering
  6. Physical Therapy
  7. Information Systems & Computer Science
  8. Applied Arts
  9. Media & Mass Communication
  10. Economics & Management
  11. Languages & Translation
  12. Education
  13. Social Science
  14. Tourism & Hotel Management

Postgraduate Studies[edit]

An academic cooperation agreement was signed 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]

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.


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

The Culture and Science City has two campuses, the first one is located in 6 October City, and the second is located in Sheraton and distributed per the following locations:

6 October Campus[5]

  • Higher Institute of Engineering
  • Higher Institute for Mass Media and Communication Techniques;
  • Higher Institute for Computer Science and Information Systems;
  • Higher Institute of Languages;
  • Higher Institute of Administrative Sciences;
  • Higher Institute of Economics and Environment;
  • Higher Institute for Social Work;

Sheraton Campus

  • Higher Institute for Optics Technology;
  • Egyptian Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotels;
  • Higher Institute for Languages - (Sheraton Buildings).

Six of October University Library (SOUL)[edit]

Six October University Library (SOUL) is considered as one of the largest , well–stocked university libraries in Egypt. SOUL is located outside the university campus (150 m away from it) & is designed to be an integrated and all–embracing cultural complex to support the instructional and research needs of university community and beyond. SOUL learning technology consists of the Libraries, academic computing services, center for learning and teaching. SOUL offers: online and offline access to databases, e-books and imprint. It houses thousands of volumes, microfilms, digital collection, multimedia materials, and serial titles.

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
  5. ^ A Guide on Faculties and Institutes of Higher Education in the Arab Republic of Egypt (PDF). Egypt: Ministry of Higher Education, Arab Republic of Egypt. 2008–2009.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)