Damietta University

Impact Rankings 2020
301–400 th
Impact Rankings: Gender equality 2020
Impact Rankings: Zero hunger 2020
4th District, Damietta, 34511, Egypt

About Damietta University

Damietta University is a public higher education institution in the north-east of Egypt, less than 200km from Cairo.

The university has an urban setting and is based within the Damietta city region – but has been designed as a university city of its own. Its location by the Mediterranean coast means temperatures are slightly cooler here than other parts of the country, with a comfortable year average of 24.5 degrees celcius.

The Damietta region has a rich history, dating back as far as the 6th century. Its roots lie in the city port – which has served as an important link between Africa, Europe and the Middle East. This meeting of cultures gives Damietta a unique edge that attracts students from surrounding regions as well as other African countries and the Middle East.

Founded as the College of Education in 1967, Damietta University was awarded university status in 2012. Today, the university boasts more than 29,000 students at any one time, with around 900 academic staff.

The majority of the university’s activity takes place on its 190-acre site at New Damietta City, where undergraduate programmes are organised by seven core faculties, including arts, agriculture, education and science.

Damietta University has a small but growing community of international students, the majority of whom come from Syria, neighbouring Libya, and Kuwait.

Unlike some Egyptian higher education institutions, the university has a selective admissions policy which is based on prospective students’ past academic record. The admissions rate sits between 60-70 per cent.

Student facilities on campus include a large library and dormitory-style accommodation services.

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