University Establishment

In 1975, Faculty of Education in Fayoum was established as one of the faculties affiliated to Cairo University. Faculty of Agriculture followed in 1976. After that, Faculty of Engineering was established in 1981. In 1983, the presidential decree was issued declaring Fayoum branch as an independent branch of Cairo University.
Finally, the dream of Fayoum people became true with issuing the presidential decree N. 84 dated in 2005 to establish Fayoum University. Then, the presidential decree N.193 dated in 2005 was issued to establish faculties of Medicine and Archeology. Both decrees were crowned with the appointment of Prof. Galal M. Said as a president of Fayoum University.


Nowadays, the university includes 20 faculties which are as follows: Education, Agriculture, Engineering, Social Work, Dar Al-Uloum, Science, Tourism and Hotels, Specific Education, Archeology, Medicine, Arts, Computers and Information, Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Nursing as well as Technical Institute for Nursing, Institute for Research and Strategic studies of Nile Basin Countries, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Law and Physical Education.

University Facilities

* The University's Campus that lies on an area of 50 acres and is located in El-Gamaa area.
*The new campus that lies on an area of 100 acres in Kom Oshim Zone, north of Fayoum Governorate.
* The Fayoum University Administration Building which houses the Council Chambers, President, Vice Presidents, and associated support staff.
*The Main Hall with a capacity of 1000 seats and is equipped with the state-of-the-art audio devices, lighting and central air-conditioning.
*The University Housing i.e. Dormitories with a capacity of 4500 students.
*The Central Printing House, the Central Restaurant and the Medical Department.

Vision for the Future

1. The establishment of new colleges and the completion of existing new buildings.
2. The allocated 32000 m2 area of the University on the Shore of Qaroun Lake will be devoted to new university constructions and activities to serve the tourism sector in Fayoum Governorate and to serve the educational process and finally planning the general site of the university's future expansion of the new campus.


*Institutionalize and develop a distinguished core academy and diversify its educational services.
*Create a cadre of highly employable graduates imbued with scientific and technical knowledge and ethics.
* Contribute to scientific research nationally and internationally.
* Contribute to community outreach and help enhance the local community.