Cairo University is one of the world's best universities, ranked 451-500th globally in QS World University Rankings 2010. Additionally it is ranked 210th globally for Arts & Humanities, 258th globally for Engineering & IT, and 147th globally for Life Sciences & Biomedicine.
The American University in Cairo (AUC) is the region’s premier English-language university. It was founded in 1919 by Americans devoted to education and community service in the Middle East. AUC holds institutional accreditation from the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States. AUC's School of Business is the first in Egypt and North Africa to be awarded accreditation of its business programs from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
Assiut University was established in October 1957 as the first university in Upper Egypt to prepare highly qualified graduates with the basic specialized academic knowledge and training expertise on the various necessary skills. It also offers an abundance of programs complying with the contemporary world changes. The University has the following faculties and institutes: Faculty of Science; Faculty of Engineering; Faculty of Agriculture; Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Pharmacy; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine; Faculty of Commerce; Faculty of Education; Faculty of Law; Faculty of Physical Education; Faculty of Nursing; Faculty of Education (New Valley regional Campus); Institute of Research and Technology of Sugar Industry; Faculty of Social Work; Faculty of Arts; Faculty of Specific Education; Technical Institute of Nursing; South Egypt Cancer Institute (SECI); Faculty of Information and Computers.
Top 10 Universities of Egypt:
1 Cairo University
2 American University in Cairo
3 Mansoura University
4 Ain Shams University
5 Assiut University
6 Université Senghor d'Alexandrie
7 Helwan University
8 German University in Cairo
9 Zagazig University
10 Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transport
Source: Webometrics (July 2010)
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World of University Ranking and League Table
In UK there are some university league tables published every year by The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. In Australia the Good Universities Guide rating is a very useful handbook for anyone choosing a tertiary institution. For more information please see University Ranking by Country.