Founded in 1976 in Shebin El-kom, 75km from Cairo, Menoufia University (MU) started with four faculties and with nearly 9,500 students and 214 staff members.
Today it is one of the largest universities in Egypt with 22 faculties and institutes and nearly 80,000 students across the original campus in Shebin El-Kom. Another campus was established in Sadat City in 2006, 60km from Shebin El-kom, and 90km from Cairo.
There are two other branch campuses in in Menof and Ashmon.
Menoufia’s faculties include: agriculture; engineering; electronic engineering; education, science; commerce; medicine; art; law; home economics; nursing and specific education; computers and information; and the faculty of physical education.
The university also has the National Institute of Liver Diseases.