Ain Shams University, as the third Egyptian university, was founded in July 1950 under the name of 'Ibrahim Pasha University'. It participated with the two earlier universities, 'Cairo University' (Fua'd the 1st ) and 'Alexandria University' (Farouk the 1st) in fulfilling the message of universities and meeting the increasing demand of youth for higher education. When it was first established, Ain Shams University comprised a number of distinguished faculties and academic institutes, which were later developed into university
President of the University received Mr. Idris Al-Gazwi, assigned to do the work of the cultural and academic attaché at the Embassy of Libya in Cairo, in the presence of Vice President of Ain Shams University for Graduate Studies, Legal Adviser to the University President
Egyptian-American space scientist, who has significant contributions to the planning of lunar exploration. Prof. Farouk El-Baz, a graduate of Ain Shams University.
One of the genius sons of Ain Shams University, He has made outstanding contributions in psychiatry field until he became the most famous psychiatrist in the Arab world
Former President of Ain Shams University, He take over the Ministry of Health and Population in 2002 and awarded the State Merit Prize in Medical Sciences
Ain Shams University has been keeping abreast of the latest international systems and standards in the fields of education and science, by providing the best technologies and possibilities for students to obtain scientific and educational services at the highest level to enable them to achieve their goals in the labor market not only at the local, regional and international levels, but also outperform their peers. In addition to finding successful solutions to face urgent and future problems.
Ain Shams University has focused on the position of Ain Shams University in a prominent position in scientific research at the level of Egyptian and international universities, where she worked to contribute to many scientific researches that can contribute to solving the problems of society. This comes in parallel with its interest in publishing many important scientific researches in various fields through international journals.
The services provided by Ain Shams University in all its forms and fields are characterized by quality in accordance with national standards in the fields of education, scientific research and community service. From this standpoint, and then the establishment of the community service and environment development sector, which undertook to solve the problems of the surrounding community and provide distinct community services contribute to support the national economy, and enable it to be a house of excellence and a cultural beacon within the university.
Ain Shams University is one of the largest universities in the Middle East, it owns many elements of success, and the current university’s plan is characterized by channeling of efforts to achieve internationalization in all education and research aspects. Thus, realizing the university's vision of graduating graduates equipped with the skills needed for the labor market both at the local, regional, and international levels. Moreover, directing the university's efforts in the development of the educational and research plans directly contributes to the achievement of national development plans.