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Prof. Ghada Farouk, the first woman to assume the position of Vice President of Ain Shams University, in her interview with journalist Mahmoud Ragheb in (Youm7):

- The University developed new programs that meet the needs of the labor market

- Starting the study at our private university in the Administrative Capital in 2024

- Prof. Ghada confirms: President El-Sisi has made a breakthrough at all levels

- The wheel of development at Ain Shams University does not stop, and we continue with development and renewal work

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The Faculty of Archeology has beginnings dating back to 1950... The Faculty is distinguished by the establishment of new departments and programs that meet the needs of the labor market.

The Faculty of Archeology at Ain Shams University was established in 2020, but the beginning was after the establishment of the Faculty of Arts at Ain Shams University in 1950 AD. It included a Department of Archeology, which actually existed until 1956 AD, and it was headed by the late Prof. Ahmed Badawi, who became the third director of Ain Shams University.

Some of those who influenced the archaeological work graduated from that department, and doctoral degrees were awarded to some of them. It was the department that was reopened in the academic year 1998-1999 AD, and it continued to perform its mission to the fullest, as many of its students and researchers obtained bachelor’s, diploma, master’s, and doctorate degrees.

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The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine prepares qualified veterinarians with knowledge and skills to keep pace with the requirements of the local, regional and international labor market.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is one of the newest faculties of Ain Shams University. The study began in the faculty as of the academic year 2022/2023, and the number of students enrolled in the first academic level reached 126 students.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ain Shams University prepares a qualified veterinarian knowledgeably and skillfully, and aims to conduct applied scientific research, continuing education and community service in accordance with the requirements of the regional labor market within the framework of professional ethics.

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The Faculty of Environmental Studies and Research at Ain Shams University is the first of its kind in the Middle East.

The Republican Decree was issued to establish the Institute of Environmental Studies and Research as the first institute of its kind in the Middle East in 1982 AD.

The Ain Shams University Board, in its session on 30/10/1978, approved the establishment of the institute, and assigned Prof. Muhammad Mahmoud Hosni, Professor of Environment at the Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University, to follow up the construction process, and many steps were passed, including obtaining the approval of the Supreme Council of Universities on 25/04/1981.

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The Faculty of Nursing seeks to achieve leadership locally and excellence regionally and internationally in nursing education.

The Higher Institute of Nursing at Ain Shams University was established in 1980 AD, which was transformed in 2000 AD into the Faculty of Nursing.

The Faculty of Nursing seeks to achieve leadership locally and excellence regionally and internationally in nursing education, scientific research and community service.

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The Faculty of Graduate Studies for Childhood is the only institution for childhood at the Arab level that prepares specialists at a high scientific and practical level in the fields of childhood.

The Institute of Graduate Studies for Childhood at Ain Shams University was established by Republican Decree No. 278 of 1981 AD, and the study began in February 1982 in the institute, which was transformed into the Faculty of Graduate Studies for Childhood in 2017 AD.

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The Faculty of Specific Education joined the university in 1998

The Faculty of Specific Education, Ain Shams University is an educational, research and service institution that prepares cadres specialized in general specific disciplines and people with special needs who are educationally, academically and professionally qualified in accordance with national standards, and make them capable of innovation, creativity and competition in the labor market locally and regionally, and community service and meeting its renewable needs.

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The Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences

The Republican Decree No. 419 of 1995 was issued to establish the Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences at Ain Shams University, and studies began in September 1996.

The Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences at the university seeks to become an educational, research and community institution recognized for excellence and leadership in the field of computers and information at the local, regional and global levels.

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Republican Decree (No. 287) was issued regarding the Faculty of Dentistry, Ain Shams University in 1994.-

The study began at the Faculty during the academic year 1995/1996 at the Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University.
The fifth floor in the second building of the Faculty of Science has been allocated to be used as a laboratory.

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The Faculty of Pharmacy was established in 1994 in an elegant building that is consistent with developments in the field of pharmaceutical education that are internationally accredited

The Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, was established by Republican Decree No. 287 of 1994. The study began in the preparatory year of the academic year 1995/1996.
It has been taken into account in the design of the faculty building to be consistent with the developments in the field of pharmaceutical education that are internationally accredited, and that it has all student services, rooms for faculty members and workers in administrative departments, laboratories, auditoriums, classrooms, a library, a cafeteria, a reading room, and recreational places, in addition to specialized laboratories, an educational factory, an animal house, and general stores, and the unit for the disposal of laboratory and farm waste, the public garage, and other construction services of an educational nature.

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The Faculty of Al-Alsun was established by Sheikh Rifa’a Al-Tahtawi in 1835 and was annexed to the university in 1973
The history of the Faculty of Al-Alsun is related to the history of the modern Egyptian renaissance. The School of Al-Alsun was established by Sheikh Rifa’a Rafi’ Al-Tahtawi in the year (1351 AH-1835 AD) to form a generation of intellectuals who would be a link between Arab and Western culture. Promote government administration in the positions entrusted to them.

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The Faculty of Education is one of the leading faculties in preparing and qualifying teachers

In 1929 AD, the Institute of Higher Education for Teachers was established; For the purpose of preparing teachers for
general education schools, and to make the institute a center for scientific research in matters of education and psychological study of children, and to be a tool for spreading modern ideas about education among educators.

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Asmaa Fahmy donated the land on which it was built to encourage conservative families to send their daughters to be educated there

The first nucleus of the Faculty for Girls dates back to the year 1933/1934 AD, when it was the Institute of Higher Education for Female Teachers, which was joined in 1950 AD to Ibrahim Pasha Al-Kabeer University “currently Ain Shams University”, and in 1956 AD its name was changed to “Faculty of Girls”, and due to the multiplicity of disciplines The faculty changed its name to the Faculty of Girls for Arts, Sciences and Education by Republican Decree No. 303 of 1985 and announced in the Official Gazette, Issue 30 on 7/25/1985, and it is a scientific edifice unique to Ain Shams University.

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The Faculty of Medicine was annexed to Ain Shams University in 1950 to be the third Faculty of Medicine in Egypt

 

 
The Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, is considered one of the oldest Egyptian medical faculties since its establishment in 1947. Many talents and pioneering professors graduated from it in the field of medicine, management and leadership at the local level or the international level.

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The Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University, was established in 1942, by Royal Decree No. (93) for 1950, as a higher agricultural institute in Shebin El-Kom, Menoufia Governorate

In 1952, the institute was transformed into the Faculty of Agriculture affiliated to the University of "Ibrahim Pasha", whose name was changed in 1954 to "Ain Shams University" in the gardens of the ancient palace of Muhammad Ali.

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The Faculty of Science is the first faculty to establish its buildings in the Zafaran area


A decision was issued to establish the Faculty of Science in July 1950 as part of the procedures for the establishment of Ibrahim Pasha Al-Kabeer University (Ain Shams University), and the study began in the Orman area in Giza, then moved in 1951 to the area surrounding the Zafaran Palace and occupied some buildings around the palace, and thus the Faculty of Science is the first faculty which buildings were located in the Zafaran area. The construction of the main building of the faculty began in 1962 and was completed in the early seventies. A new building was added to the faculty in 2000.

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The number of students in the first year of the Faculty of Law was 1276 when it was established

The Faculty of Law at Ain Shams University was established in 1950 and began to receive students of the first year in the academic year 1950-1951, whose number reached 1276. Then these students moved to the upper class. The number of its students in 1953-1954 was 6429 students, and thus it contributed a large share in the field of studying law.

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The nucleus of the Faculty of Business is the Higher Institute of Financial and Commercial Sciences

The Faculty of Business was established in July 1950 under Law No. 93 regarding the establishment of Ain Shams University (Ibrahim Pasha Al-Kabeer), and its nucleus was the Higher Institute of Financial and Commercial Sciences.

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The Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University, is the first faculty in the Egyptian universities to establish an independent department for oriental languages

 
The law establishing the university was issued in 1950 AD, and stipulated that the university should consist of several faculties, including the Faculty of Arts, and its nucleus would be the literary section of the Higher Institute for Teachers. Prof. Ibrahim Nashi Kassem, professor of Greek and Roman history, was chosen as the first dean of the faculty (1950-1954 AD).

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The Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University ... a history dating back to the era of Muhammad Ali Pasha

Returning back to the law establishing Ain Shams University (Ibrahim Pasha Al-Kabeer) in 1950, we found that the first article stipulates that the university consists of faculties that were already existing and their affiliation moved from Fouad I University (Cairo) to the nascent university, and other independent faculties that were self-contained and were annexed Directly to the university, and high institutes that have been converted into faculties, and among these institutions is the “Higher Institute of Engineering in Abbasiya”, which was established in 1839 AD during the era of Muhammad Ali Pasha under the name of the “Technical Operations” school with the aim of graduating technicians and engineers in the fields of civil and military industry.

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The secrets of Zafaran Palace as told by university professors

Instead of writing about the " Zafaran Palace", we preferred to listen to the history and secrets of the palace from university professors and to enjoy watching the palace from the inside, which is a luxurious architectural masterpiece in addition to being a witness to his time and the historical events he went through, and the seat of the presidency of Ain Shams University since 1952.

 

 

 

University Faculties ... Establishment and Dates 
Until 1969 AD, Ain Shams University had 8 faculties: Arts, Law, Business, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture and Girls.

In 1969 the Faculty of Education was established, and the Faculty of Al-Alsun was established in 1973.
In 1994, the Faculty of Pharmacy and Dentistry were established.
In 1995, the Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences was established.
In 1998, the Faculty of Specific Education was established.
The Higher Institute of Nursing was established in 1980, which was transformed in the year 2000 into a faculty.
In 1981, the Institute of Graduate Studies for Childhood was established, which was transformed into a faculty in 2017.
In 1982, the Higher Institute for Environmental Studies and Research was established, which was also transformed later into a faculty.
In 2015, the Institute of Graduate Studies of Papyrus, Inscriptions, and Restoration Arts was added, and in 2020 it was replaced by the Faculty of Archeology.
Recently, studies have been started at the Faculties of Mass Communication and Veterinary Medicine, keeping pace with the development and the university's endeavor to perform its effective cultural role over the years.


 

 

The logo of Ain Shams University


The logo was designed by Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ahmed Badawy, Professor of Archeology and the third president of Ain Shams University from 1956-1961 AD.
It depicts the extent of the connection between the name and the ancient history of the university, as the obelisk represents the house of life in the city of "O'n", while the two falcons symbolize the Egyptian god "Horus" at that time.
When you look closely at the university's logo, you will find the name written inside it in the hieroglyphic language (Bar-Ankh Iono), meaning Ain Shams University.


 

 

Ain Shams University is not just an educational body, but also a permanent revival of a name derived from the ancient Egyptian civilization.


In the past, Dr. Taha Hussein, Minister of Education at the time, adopted the project to establish Ain Shams University (Ibrahim Pasha Al-Kabeer University) in 1950 AD, in memory of the great Egyptian leader Ibrahim Pasha bin Muhammad Ali.
Its name was changed after the July Revolution from (Ibrahim Pasha Al-Kabeer University) to Heliopolis University (the ancient Greek name, meaning the city of the sun) on February 21, 1954 AD, and the name was changed in the same year to Ain Shams University, reviving a name derived from the ancient Egyptian civilization as a kind of rooting nobility, relative to the Ain Shams region, where the oldest university ever existed in ancient Egyptian history, which is the University of (Iono) O'n.


 

 

Ain Shams University (Ibrahim Pasha Al-Kabeer University) Beginnings... 7 faculties and two institutes


When Law No. 93 regarding establishing the university was issued in 1950 AD, it stipulated that the university should consist of the following faculties and institutes:
The Faculty of Medicine: Its nucleus is the Faculty of Medicine in Abbasiya, affiliated to Fouad I University
The Faculty of Arts: Its nucleus is the literary section of the Higher Institute for Teachers.
The Faculty of Science: Its nucleus is the scientific department of the Higher Institute for Teachers.
The Faculty of Engineering: Its nucleus is the Higher Institute of Engineering in Abbasiya.
The Faculty of Agriculture: Its nucleus is the Agricultural Institute in Shebin El-Kom.


 

 

Zafaran Palace has been the seat of the university presidency since 1952


After the issuance of the law establishing Ain Shams University (Ibrahim Pasha Al-Kabeer) in 1950 AD, the Site Selection Committee of the Ministry of Works agreed in 1951 AD to allocate a plot of land of 196 acres of government property to be a site for building the new university faculties.
In October 1952, Major General Muhammad Naguib gifted the "Zafaran Palace" to Ibrahim Pasha University, so it was annexed, and the university administration moved to it. Since that time, the Zafaran Palace was the seat of the university president.
In November 1952, Major General Muhammad Naguib, accompanied by al-Bakbashi Gamal Abdel Nasser, went to visit the university. He was received by Prof. Muhammad Kamel Hussein, the university director, the deans of the faculties and thousands of university students.


 

 

The University Campus around Zafaran Palace


As we mentioned earlier, in October 1952, Major General Muhammad Naguib donated the "Zafaran Palace" to the university, and the university administration moved to it. Since that time, the Zafaran Palace was the seat of the university president.
The university administration began expanding the campus around the Zafaran Palace in 1962, by building new buildings and faculties one after the other.
The expansions began with the demolition of the old annex building, and the existing administrative buildings were built so that the Faculty of Science could move there.
The old "Al-Rasd Khana" building was also demolished and the current Faculty of Arts building was built in its place. Then the faculties of Law and Business also moved to the buildings prepared for them on the university campus.