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Al-Azhar University

The Al-Azhar University is a public university in Cairo, Egypt. Associated with Al-Azhar Mosque in Islamic Cairo, it is Egypt's oldest degree-granting university – and the world's second oldest degree granting university – and is renowned as the most prestigious university for Islamic learning.

History

In 1961, Al-Azhar was re-established as a university under the government of Egypt's second President Gamal Abdel Nasser when a wide range of secular faculties were added for the first time, such as business, economics, science, pharmacy, medicine, engineering and agriculture.

Education

At that date, Al-Azhar University provided the universities with the system of accredited hours, and the one course was put to more than one professor and the student had to choose. There were more than one specialist in one science, and the student chose his sheikh, without the slightest training to sit here or there. This is how the optional curriculum existed at the university, as well as the oral testing curriculum, which is one of the best types of tests.

Research

Al-Azhar University's Council of Senior Scholars was founded in 1911 but was replaced in 1961 by the Center for Islamic Research. In July 2012, after the law restricting Al-Azhar University's autonomy was modified by the incoming president Mohamed Morsi, the council was reformed.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Library services

In 1965, the Islamic Conference's book collections continued for more than 20 years, and with the view of 1988, the University, headed by Fadhila A. Abdul Fattah al-Sheikh, paid great attention to the library sector by providing full financial support to its units, which have become widespread throughout the country and presented in accordance with the actual requirements of office work.

Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt

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