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In 1938, the nucleus of the Alexandria University (formerly known as Farouk University) had its beginning in the form of two faculties of Fouad the First University. These were the faculties of Arts and Law. The faculty of Engineering was then established in 1941.

In the light of the need for developing more disciplines for higher learning and with a view towards meeting the need of the people of Alexandria, Alexandria University became a separate entity in August 1942 with four additional faculties: Science, Commerce, Medicine and Agriculture.

Alexandria University supervised the establishment of four faculties in the Nile Delta. Those were: Faculty of Medicine (1962) and Faculties of Science (1969) in Tanta (currently Tanta University), Education and Agriculture (1969) in Kafr-Elsheikh (currently Kafr-Elsheikh University).

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Alexandria University aspires to restore the historic status of Alexandria University and to achieve a comprehensive qualitative leap in various fields of knowledge within a frame work of noble human values, enabling it to take a leading position in its national , Arab, African, Mediterranean and global environments.

The University of Alexandria is a national, educational, research, and development institution integrated into the production and dissemination of knowledge. Also emphasis the building of a modern human being and cultural rehabilitation of the society. And be able to assume leadership positions in all sectors.

Creativity & Innovation: Providing supportive climate to discover knowledge and embrace and encourage development initiatives.

Quality & Excellence: Commitment to quality standards in accordance with international references in all outputs of the university educational, research, professional and cultural to achieve excellence and good competition.

Team spirit: Creating an institutional climate and culture that encourages teamwork and team spirit.

Belief & Commitment: To preserve cultural and civilizational heritage and to abide by ethical charters and university traditions.

Freedom of thoughts: Supporting academic freedom in the context of social responsibility and respect for others, encouraging intellectual diversity and fostering a culture of tolerance.

Justice & equal opportunities: The University is committed to providing equal opportunities for all without discrimination based on religion, race, gender or age.

Transparency: Commitment to impartiality, honesty, objectivity and transparency in university practices and respect for intellectual property rights in accordance with the laws governing them locally and internationally.

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