At the beginning there was Damanhur branch only, following to Alexandria University. This
branch aimed to, and tried hard for this goal, to complete the necessary elements for
constructingDamanhur University on scientific and economic bases by adopting the idea of
unified scientific departments. It hasalso adopted the economical administration of the
University by adding new faculties. This branch contained, for more than 25 years, only four
faculties (Education, Agriculture, Arts and Commerce), and then the presidential decrees added
three more faculties (Sciences, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine). In addition, the decrees of
University Council have added new branches for some faculties such as; Pharmacy,
Kindergarten and Law, starting from the AcademicYear 2007/2008.
Faculty of education opened in the Academic Year 1979/1980, and then the presidential
decree no. 507/1988 was issued providing for establishing branch of Damanhur.
Faculty of agriculture has started in the Academic year1983/1984, and then became
independent according to the presidential decree no.50/1988.
Faculty of arts was established in Damanhur in 1984 as an extension for faculty of arts,
University of Alexandria, until issuing the presidential decree 507/1988 providing for its
Faculty of agriculture was established in Damanhur according to The presidential decree
The presidential decree 507/1988 was issued providing for establishing the faculty of
commerce in Damanhur.
Faculty of sciences was established according to the presidential decree 87/2007.
Faculty of kindergarten, University of Alexandria, Damanhur branch, was opened in the
Academic year 2008/2009.
The presidential decree 87/2007 was issued providing for establishing the faculty of
veterinary medicine, University of Alexandria, branch of Damanhur.
The University Council in Alexandria, in its session held in September 2008, has agreed
onopening branches for the faculties of pharmacy and kindergarten in Damanhur.
Finally, the ex-president Mohamed Hosni Mubarak has issued a presidential decree in
26/10/2010 providing for establishing University of Damanhur. This decree states separation
fromthe branch of Alexandria University in Damanhour and assigning the faculties of the
separatedbranch to be Damanhur University, whereas the decree demands that the University
contains 12 faculties; arts, commerce, agriculture, education, nursing, sciences, veterinary
medicine, pharmacy, kindergarten, medicine and engineering.