Cairo University was established in 1908 as the first public university in Egypt. The modern educational system and the establishment of Cairo University was one of Egypt’s main developments in the first half of the nineteenth century. It is closely linked to the political renaissance project that was founded by Mohamed Ali Pasha (1805-1848).
Currently, Cairo University is considered one of the most rigorous universities in Egypt and in the entire MENA region. It is one of the very few Arab universities that appear annually in the first 500 universities worldwide by the Shanghai Rank of Universities.
Cairo University contains more than 28 faculties and institutes that operate many research centers in almost every discipline including medicine, engineering, natural and social sciences. In each academic year, Cairo University has more than 179,000 undergraduate student enrolled and around 36,000 graduate students, beside around 7,000 international student. Many of Cairo University graduates are regionally and internationally acclaimed in various fields.
As a part of its continuous improvement process, Cairo university has succeeded to reach many agreements and memorandums of understanding for scientific and academic cooperation with various distinguished national, regional and international universities and institutions.
Further details on the history, structure, size and role of Cairo University are found at http://cu.edu.eg/Home
Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS) was established in 1960 to offer academic degrees in economics, statistics and political science. FEPS is currently considered one of the leading academic institutions in the field of economics and political science in the MENA region. Since its establishment, FEPS seeks to graduate high-level specialists in its fields of study; they have the ability to compete, nationally, regionally and globally to promote the development process of their communities. FEPS stresses on the importance of scientific research giving both decision makers and students the guide lines which they follow in taking decisions; and this is done through its various research centers and academic programs. An actual example is seen in observing community problems, analyzing and explaining it and predicting its future to find realistic solutions.
FEPS graduates, although their numbers are small if compared to the numbers of graduates from other Egyptian faculties, but their qualitative effectiveness is so clear. Most of them work in leadership positions at many local, regional and global institutions. We have also distinguished elite from faculty members in disciplines of economics, statistics, political science, public administration and social-science computing, who have a high level of efficiency and experience regionally and globally.
Besides, FEPS has a rich experience in acting as a partner in domestic, regional and international research projects.
Further details on FEPS are found at http://www.feps.edu.eg/en/index.php