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October 6 University at a Glance

  • The pioneer of private university education since its establishment by the Presidential Decree number 243/1996.
  • A member of the Association of Arab Universities and the Association of African Universities.
  • A member of the United Nations initiative on corporate social responsibility (UN Global Compact).
  • All degrees awarded by the University are approved and accredited by the Supreme Council of Universities of Egypt.
  • The University is in collaborative partnerships and agreements with many Egyptian and foreign  academic institutions.
  • Total student population is about 20000, of which about 15% are international students drawn from more than 20 nationalities.
  • The total area of the University campus is 173,527 square meter (excluding the three storey central library building which accounts for 9000 square meter).
  • Educational and administrative buildings in O6U occupy (22%) out of the total area of the University campus whereas the rest is dedicated to green landscaping and sports fields.
  • The University campus houses four educational buildings, University hospital and female hostel, in addition to an administrative building. whereas the central library and male hostel, lie about 150 meters off University campus.
  • The total capacity of the teaching halls and rooms in addition to labs, workshops and special halls accommodate up to (22) thousand students at a time.
  • The Faculty of Pharmacy is the first of its kind in all private universities that acquired the certificate of Quality Assurance and the Accreditation of the National Authority in February 2014.
  • The University offers its services to students through the departments of Cultural Relations, International Students, Public Relations, Youth Care, Social Responsibility Programme and transportation service to cite a few.
  • O6U further has
  • 13 Faculties that provide specializations in the fields of medical, technological and social sciences.
  •  Postgraduate programmes in different disciplines in collaboration with a number of government universities.
  • A Center for Quality Assurance and Accreditation aiming at spreading quality culture besides units for quality assurance and accreditation in all the Faculties.
  • 189 laboratories with the total capacity of about 6853 students at a time.
  •  An academic and therapeutic hospital - with the capacity of 320 beds – geared with up to date equipments. The hospital has advanced outpatient clinics offering medical services in different major operations and advanced specialties including: open heart surgery, intensive care unit, coronary care and cathlab unit, in addition to the departments of renal dialysis and kidney transplantation, up-to date radiology and, ophthalmology diagnostic units, advanced computerized arthroplasty unit, and an emergency department working round the clock.
  • Six October University Library (SOUL) operates as a cultural beacon that supports the curriculum, academic programs, and scientific researches, along with providing services to the local community around. SOUL comprises University library, public library, and electronic library (which includes material available on CDs and DVDs and access to selected international databases). More than 100 international databases are available for search in SOUL through the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB).
  • SOUL holds paper based collection of around 200 scientific periodicals and more than 85.000 item in Arabic and foreign languages (textbooks, references, theses, ...etc.). Library collections are available for searching online through OPAC to know their locations for easy handling within SOUL.
  • Four stars hostel for female students with the capacity of 262 single and double rooms - some of which are air- conditioned.
  • Four stars hostel for male students with the capacity of 231 single and double rooms - some of which are air- conditioned.
  • An outdoor educational museum and another indoor museum for the students of the Faculty of Tourism & Hotel Management.
  • A fleet of buses to serve students and employees to commute between the different districts of Greater Cairo.  
  • A shopping mall
  • Courts and pitches for basketball, handball, football and tennis.
  • 124 studying halls and classrooms provided with audio, visual and multimedia devices that can accommodate up to 12000 students at a time.
  • Two halls for conferences and symposia that accommodate up to 300 persons each.
  • Under Construction Elderly Nursing Home.
  • A recently established Authentication and Certification Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the first of its kind in all universities) to serve community of the University and Sixth of October City and beyond.