|Farouk I University (1938–1952)|
Alexandria University (Arabic: جامعة الإسكندرية) is a public research university in Alexandria, Egypt. It was established in 1938 as a satellite of Fuad University (the name of which was later changed to Cairo University), becoming an independent entity in 1942. It was known as Farouk University until the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 when its name was changed to the University of Alexandria. Taha Hussein was the founding rector of Alexandria University. It is now the second largest university in Egypt and has many affiliations to various universities for ongoing research.
At the time it became an independent institution in 1942, it had the following faculties:
- Faculty of Agriculture
- Faculty of Medicine (1942)
- Faculty of Arts (1938)
- Faculty of Commerce
- Faculty of Engineering (1941)
- Faculty of Law (1938)
- Faculty of Science (1942)
A number of institutional entities were established as follows:
- Faculty of Sports Education (1955)
- Faculty of Nursing (formerly the High Institute of Nursing) (1954)
- Faculty of Pharmacy (1956)
- High Institute of Public Health (1963)
- Faculty of Education (1969)
- Faculty of Dentistry: founded in 1971 and serves the city of Alexandria. It is located in El Azareta near the famous Alexandria Library.
- Medical Research Institute (1971)
- Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (1974)
- Institute of Graduate Studies & Research (1983)
- Faculty of Tourism and Hotels (1983)
- Faculty of Finearts
- Faculty of Kindergarten
In 1989, four faculties, located in Alexandria and administered by Helwan University, were annexed to Alexandria University. These are the faculties of Agriculture, Fine Arts, Physical Education for Boys and Physical Education for Girls.
Notable alumni and faculty
- Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi (Faculty of Medicine) – co-founder of Hamas
- Yahya El Mashad (Faculty of Engineering, 1952) – Egyptian nuclear physicist
- Abdel Wahab El-Messiri (Faculty of the Arts, 1959) – coordinator of anti-Mubarak movement Kefaya (2007–2008)
- Mohamed Hashish (Faculty of Engineering) – research scientist best known as the father of the abrasive water jet cutter
- Mohammed Aboul-Fotouh Hassab (1913–2000) – professor of gastro-intestinal surgery; creator of surgical procedure known as Hassab's decongestion operation
- Mo Ibrahim (Faculty of Engineering) – Sudanese-British mobile communications entrepreneur and billionaire
- Ahmed A. Moneim (Faculty of Dentistry) - Egyptian-American dentist
- Tawfiq Saleh (English literature, 1949) – film director
- Boshra Salem - professor, founder and the Chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences
- Ossama Salem (Faculty of Engineering,1988 – professor and Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Syracuse University, New York, USA)
- Ahmed Zewail (Faculty of Science, 1967) – Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1999
University leadership for academic year 2012/2013
- President: Prof. Dr. Osama Ibrahim
- Education & Student Affairs: Prof. Roushdy Zahran
- Community Service and Environment Development:
- Graduate Studies and Research: Prof. Seddik Abdelsalam Tawfik Abdelrahman
Prof. Dr. Osama Ibrahim Al-Sayed Ahmad Al Zengery was elected President of Alexandria University in December 2011. This was the first time in Egypt to have presidential elections.
Alexandria University was ranked 147th worldwide based on Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2010–2011. The 2010 rankings were controversial, as a single professor's practice of publishing a great number of articles in a journal of which he himself was the editor was identified as a crucial contributing factor for the high rating of Alexandra University. Alexandria University is ranked 301+ worldwide based on Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2011–2012. Alexandria University is ranked 601+ worldwide based on QS World University Rankings 2011/12. It was ranked 701+ in the QS World University Rankings 2014/2015.
According to Webometrics' ranking of world universities, it is 1223rd worldwide and 4th in Egypt.
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