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Kafrelsheikh University is an Egyptian public university that opened in 2006. It has a student population of around 30,000 and 1,500 faculty members. The institution’s buildings had previously been a part of Tanta University.

Located in the northern Egyptian town of Kafr-El-Sheikh, the university has a modern campus, with plenty of greenery. Kafrelsheikh University has 19 faculties, five of which are scientific, seven of which are health-related, with the other six dedicated to the humanities. It is also hosted to three research institutes: the Nano Science and Technology Institute; the Institute of Drug Discovery and Development; and the Technical Institute of Nursing.

The university is currently building a new medical complex, home to the faculties of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing and physical therapy. Already in operation is a 400 bed, seven-floor hospital that sees 1,000 patients a day. The next steps include a cancer centre.

Kafrelsheikh is the second most environmentally friendly university in the Arab World, according to the Global Green Metric ranking system. It is also gaining a reputation nationally as a research centre, ranking fourth among the country’s universities in international research citations.

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