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About Université Française d’Égypte

Université Française d’Égypte (UFE) is a higher education institution under the dual supervision of Egyptian and French ministries of higher education. It is a multidisciplinary establishment. It covers engineering sciences, computer science, and artificial intelligence, management, social sciences, architecture, and applied languages. Bilingual education, in French and English, provided in an Arabic-speaking environment, promotes cultural exchanges. The UFE is the preferred university for Franco-Egyptian scientific cooperation open to all of Africa and the Middle East. The university’s scientific research program aims to connect European expertise with Middle Eastern and African researchers to define new solutions and approaches. The UFE is an academic melting pot, which fosters scientific cooperation – attracting diverse subjects to the region.

Founded in 2002, it was re-established by the Egyptian and French governments in 2019. The Université Française d’Egypterelies on a large consortium of universities that grant French diplomas recognized in Europe and accredited in Egypt. Its partners, listed in all international rankings, are Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Nantes University, Haute Alsace University and the INSA of Strasbourg.

Our vision

To be the reference university in Egypt on subjects about global sustainable economic development in research and teaching.

To be the hub in Egypt of transdisciplinary research themes -such as the circular economy, the digitalization of Africa, sustainable mobility and frugal engineering.

To be a gateway for French higher education between Europe, Middle East and Africa in Cairo.

Our mission

To deliver accredited French diplomas both in Egypt and in Europe for guaranteed professional integration and / or to open up the possibility of pursuing your studies in Europe.

To educate and nurture critical thinkers and high-level professionals, who are able to master tomorrow’s economic development challenges.

To develop high level academic research in connection with the economic, industrial and social environment, which is a pillar of the teaching quality and the university’s international notoriety.

Our values

The values that guide the university are honesty, competence, creativity, multiculturalism and solidarity.

♦ Honesty to act with justice, transparency and modesty;

♦ Competence to build trust and credibility;

♦ Creativity to explore alternative paths in order to create value;

♦ Multiculturalism to confront the world’s cultural wealth in order to encourage mutual understanding;

♦ Commitment to support the brightest potential with limited financial resources.

Our strategy

♦ To bring French curriculum from their home universities to the UFE, in line with the skills needs in Egypt in engineering sciences, computer science and artificial intelligence, responsible management, social sciences, architecture and applied languages.

♦ To create a holistic approach for research on topics of greater social responsibility: circular economy, frugal engineering, cultural digitization and sustainable mobility.

♦ To recruit a highly qualified faculty staff in connection with the research themes of the university and in relation to the economic and social world.

Our 3 Assets


French degrees, recognized in Europe and accredited in Egypt


Teaching in English and French in an Arabic-speaking environment


Research focused on the environmental and economic issues of the 21st century.



Université Française D’ÉGYPTE (UFE)

    21 Ismailia Desert Road
    Ville Shorouk, Le Caire
    02 20302252 – 02 20302036