Alexandria University is an Egyptian public university established in 1938.
The establishment of Alexandria University in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria can be considered a recapture and revival of the oldest university in the history of the world, the ancient University of Alexandria (the Alexandria Mouseion), which was established in the same area in the Ptolemaic era during the Hellenistic period and lost in antiquity.
Alexandria University has two branches abroad in South Sudan and Chad. It also established four branches in Egypt, which all became later independent universities, namely Tanta University, Damanhour University, Kafrelsheikh University, and Matrouh University. Also, the University established 3 other universities abroad in Arab and African countries in cooperation with other entities.
The University is usually ranked and considered the second-best and second-largest university in Egypt, one of the top 10 universities in Africa, and one of the top 12 universities in the Arab region. The University is also the 4th oldest university in continuous operation in Egypt and the oldest on the northern coast of Egypt.