Ain Shams University was founded in July 1950. On February, 1954 the name of the University was changed to “Heliopolis”, and then changed in the same year to its present name “Ain Shams”, the Arabic for “Heliopolis” or “O’n”, which was the oldest University in history. “O’n” University was established about 5000 years ago, and it had a wide fame as a center of knowledge and learning, especially in astronomy, engineering and medicine. The University is now located in the area of the Zaafran Palace, built during the regime of “Khedive Ismail”. The Palace was so named because the area surrounding it was famous for saffaron (in Arabic Zaafran) plantation. The University includes 20 faculties and one higher research Institutes. 



Vision: Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences (FCIS) aims to become an institution of education, research and community recognized for excellence and leadership in the field of computer and information sciences at the local, regional and global levels.

Mission: Providing the society with specialized IT graduates having the relevant knowledge, and the scientific/applied skills suitable for the market’s changing needs in the framework of values and ethics. Increasing the scientific consciousness and interest in applied research in partnership with institutions and companies. Pursuing more communication with the society to be able to fulfill its needs by providing consulting and research experience that serve the society distinctively, which helps to accomplish integrated and continuous development.