Helwan University

Helwan University
Type Public
Established July 26, 1975
President Dr. Yasser Sakr
Academic staff
Students 103305 (February 1, 2008)
Postgraduates 18230 (2008)
Location Greater Cairo,  Egypt
Campus Helwan
Website helwan.edu.eg

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.

It is generally known for its engineering and business study courses. Especially notable are its Faculties of Engineering (there are two); the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, with specialized departments dealing with foreign trade, international relations, and business information systems; the Faculty of Computers & Information; and the Faculty of Science.

Faculty of Medicine is the newest faculty of them all, the university hospital is at Badr city. Helwan university also has a Faculty of Nursing, and its Faculty of Pharmacy is known to be the first clinical pharmacy in Egypt.


Helwan University is a member of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities. It was established on July 26, 1975 by Act No. 70 of 1975.


According to Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, Helwan University is ranked 2028rd in the world and 7th in Egypt.[1]


The University has 21 faculties:

Central Library

Central Library

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

See also


Coordinates: 29°52′N 31°19′E / 29.867°N 31.317°E / 29.867; 31.317

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