Al-Azhar University: Statistics

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#1917 of 14,131 In the World
#33 of 1,104 In Africa
#6 of 50 In Egypt
#2 of 9 In Cairo
#229 of 1,036 For Plastic Surgery
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Quick Review

Religion
Islamic
Acceptance rate
65%
Enrollment
45,000
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Languages
Arabic

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate65%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary certificate of Al-Azhar or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to June
Enrollment45,000
Full time employee5,000
Student:staff ratio9:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
15,585
Citations
146,789

Al-Azhar University majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
5,750 / 44,167
Chemistry
4,194 / 53,944
Biology
3,534 / 37,804
Engineering
2,906 / 34,134
Physics
2,695 / 32,203
Materials Science
2,066 / 25,976
Surgery
905 / 6,469
Environmental Science
841 / 6,426
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
608 / 5,124
Pharmacology
592 / 10,023
Radiochemistry
553 / 6,141
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
548 / 2,299
Computer Science
461 / 5,668
Demography
398 / 3,629
Oncology and Cancer research
381 / 4,356
Organic Chemistry
373 / 5,711
Chemical Engineering
373 / 4,962
Inorganic Chemistry
371 / 8,229
Mathematics
357 / 3,161
Biochemistry
349 / 7,329
Nutrition and Food Science
346 / 2,572
Horticulture
336 / 1,225
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
293 / 1,631
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
282 / 3,345
Dentistry
274 / 1,939
Cardiology
273 / 2,361
Immunology
271 / 3,933
Microbiology
268 / 3,324
Anesthesiology
266 / 708
Quantum and Particle physics
261 / 2,316
Geology
246 / 1,190
Pathology
207 / 2,609
Pharmacy
201 / 1,973
Animal Science
199 / 527
Applied Mathematics
199 / 2,166
Anatomy and Physiology
193 / 1,584
Atomic and Molecular physics
193 / 1,610
Urology
180 / 1,507
Orthodontics
177 / 622
Botany
174 / 2,231

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 76 159
1992 68 208
1993 67 163
1994 89 171
1995 100 243
1996 93 265
1997 84 272
1998 93 372
1999 98 445
2000 129 551
2001 138 666
2002 138 849
2003 185 1073
2004 136 1165
2005 186 1568
2006 216 1759
2007 273 2274
2008 299 2794
2009 393 3398
2010 437 4163
2011 444 5390
2012 565 6469
2013 632 7666
2014 703 9080
2015 788 9800
2016 1047 10469
2017 1275 11569
2018 1994 13141
2019 2602 16839
2020 3018 25679
2021 3409 40050

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $500$500
International students $1,750$1,750

Al-Azhar University has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +++
Engineering | IT +++
Maths | Natural Sciences +++
Graduate Diploma Accountancy, Administration, Anatomy, Arabic, Astronomy and Space Science, Banking, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Development Studies, Economics, Entomology, Environmental Studies, Finance, Food Science, Geology, Government, Health Administration, Hotel Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, Insurance, International Business, Marketing, Mathematics, Meteorology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physics, Statistics, Taxation, Tourism, Transport Management, Zoology
Master's Degree Arabic, Astronomy and Space Science, Botany, Business and Commerce, Chemistry, Education, English, Entomology, French, Geology, German, Islamic Law, Islamic Studies, Islamic Theology, Mathematics, Meteorology, Microbiology, Persian, Pharmacy, Physics, Spanish, Turkish, Zoology
Doctorate Arabic, Astronomy and Space Science, Botany, Business and Commerce, Chemistry, Education, English, Entomology, French, Geology, German, Islamic Studies, Islamic Theology, Mathematics, Meteorology, Microbiology, Persian, Pharmacy, Physics, Spanish, Turkish, Zoology

Al-Azhar University alumni

  1. Aliko Dangote

    Aliko Dangote
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbusinesspersonphilanthropistindustrialist
    Biography

    Aliko Dangote GCON is a Nigerian business magnate. He is the chairman and CEO of Dangote Group, an industrial conglomerate and the wealthiest person in Africa, with an estimated net worth of US$14 billion as of April 2022.

  2. Abdurrahman Wahid

    Abdurrahman Wahid
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1940-2009 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Abdurrahman Wahid, though more colloquially known as Gus Dur (listen (help·info)), was an Indonesian politician and Islamic religious leader who served as the 4th President of Indonesia, from his election in 1999 until his removal from power in 2001. A long time leader within the Nahdlatul Ulama organization, he was the founder of the National Awakening Party (PKB). He was the son of Minister of Religious Affairs Wahid Hasyim, and the grandson of Nahdatul Ulama founder Hasyim Asy'ari.

  3. Taha Hussein

    Taha Hussein
    Born in
    Egypt Flag Egypt
    Years
    1889-1973 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politicianhistoriantranslatorwriteruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Taha Hussein was one of the most influential 20th-century Egyptian writers and intellectuals, and a figurehead for the Egyptian Renaissance and the modernist movement in the Middle East and North Africa. His sobriquet was "The Dean of Arabic Literature" (Arabic: عميد الأدب العربي). He was nominated for a Nobel prize in literature fourteen times.

  4. Hassan al-Banna

    Hassan al-Banna
    Born in
    Egypt Flag Egypt
    Years
    1906-1949 (aged 43)
    Occupations
    writertheologianpolitician
    Biography

    Sheikh Hassan Ahmed Abdel Rahman Muhammed al-Banna, known as Hassan al-Banna (Arabic: حسن البنا), was an Egyptian schoolteacher and imam, best known for founding the Muslim Brotherhood, one of the largest and most influential Islamic revivalist organizations.

General info

Alternative names جامعة الأزهر
Founded 1961
Accreditation Ministry of Higher Education
Academic structure Faculty of Islamic Studies
Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Arabic Language
Centre for Heart Diseases and Surgery
College of Islamic Studies for women
Faculty of Commerce
Faculty of Commerce for women
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Education and Instruction

Location and Contacts

Address Yosief Abbas Street
Cairo, Cairo, 11754
Egypt
City population 9,294,000
Phone +20 (2) 262 3274
Fax +20 (2) 261 1404

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