Fayoum University

Fayoum University (FU) (Arabic: جامعة الفيوم, Jame'at al-fayoum) is a public university located in the Egyptian city of Faiyum in northern Egypt. From 1976 to 2005, Fayoum University was a public institution within the University of Cairo. In August 2005, it was established as an independent campus with 2,000 faculty members and enrollment of about 25. 000 students. The city of Fayoum is an oasis located approximately 63 miles southwest of Cairo and is noted for its agricultural production and tourism.

Fayoum University
(Arabic: جامعة الفيوم, Jame'at al-fayoum)
Former names
Fayoum Campus, Cairo University
PresidentProf. Khaled Hamza
Academic staff
CampusUrban, Fayoum, Egypt


In 1975, the Faculty of Education in Fayoum was established as one of the faculties affiliated to Cairo University.

In 2018, the university held a well-attended sand skiing event in Fayoum with students from around Egypt joining in.[1]

Courses and Campus

Fayoum University offers undergraduate programs and graduate programs, as well as open education opportunities via its 14 faculties.


University Facilities

  • Library Facilities: Fayoum University libraries own more than 67043 Arabic books and 30366 foreign books.
  • Special Facilities: Teaching Hotel, Sports Hall, Student Activities Center, and the University Theatre

The University Hospital

With its full capacity of 350 beds, the Fayoum University Hospital renders top-notch medical services to the citizens of Fayoum. It is also a center for educational and medical services.

Governance and Administration

Fayoum university is a state-owned campus administrated by a president assisted by three vice-presidents.

Past Presidents

  • Professor Abdel Hamid Abdel Tawab (2011–present)
  • Professor Ahmed M. El Gohary (2008–2011)
  • Professor Galal M. Said (2005–2011)


  1. Abdullah, Michelle (8 December 2018). "بمشاركة 720 طالبا.. مهرجان للتزحلق على الرمال للجامعات في الفيوم". El Watan News (in Arabic). Retrieved 11 December 2018.

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