Alexandria University (Arabic: جامعة الإسكندرية) is a public university in Alexandria, Egypt. It was established in 1938 as a satellite of Fouad University (the name of which was later changed to Cairo University), becoming an independent entity in 1942. It was known as Farouk until after the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, when its name was changed to Alexandria. Taha Hussein was the founding. It is now the second largest university in Egypt and has many affiliations to various universities for ongoing research.

is one of the largest universities in Egypt, and the third university established after Cairo University and the American University in Cairo. Alexandria University has 21 faculties and 3 institutes [[1] that teach different types of social, medical, engineering, mathematics and other science. The university had other branches in Egypt outside Alexandria in Damanhour[2] and Matrouh [3] which later became two independent universities. and International Branch in New Borg El Arab city.[4][5] Other branches have been set up outside Egypt in Juba, South Sudan,[6] and in N’Djamena,[7] the capital of the Republic of Chad.


  • Abdelaziz Konsowa, president
  • Ashraf Elghandour, vice president for graduate studies and research
  • Wael Nabil, vice president for education and student affairs
  • Mohamed Abdel Azim Aboul Naga, vice president for community service and environmental development

Branches  also opened branches inside Egypt and African and Middle Eastern countries:

  • Chad branch (2010)
  • South Sudan branch (2014)
  • Alexandria International University in New Borg El Arab city (2019)
  • Alexandria National University (2021)
  • Iraq branch


was ranked 147th worldwide based on Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2010–2011.[19] 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 Alexandria University. [20] ranked 1001+ worldwide based on Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2020.[21] Alexandria University is ranked 801-1000+ worldwide based on QS World University Rankings 2021.[22] It is ranked 701-800 worldwide and 2nd in Egypt based on Shanghai ranking 2020.[23]