Alexandria University is a public university in Alexandria, Egypt. It was established in 1938 as a satellite of Fouad University (the name of which was later changed to Cairo University), becoming an independent entity in 1942. It was known as Farouk University until 1952 when its name was changed to the University of Alexandria. Taha Hussein was the founding rector of Alexandria University. It is now the second-largest university in Egypt and has many affiliations with various universities for ongoing research.

Alexandria University has 21 faculties and 3 institutes that teach different types of social, medical, engineering, mathematics and other science. The university had other branches in Egypt outside Alexandria in Damanhour and Matrouh which later became two independent universities. and International Branch in New Borg El Arab city. Other branches have been set up outside Egypt in Juba, South Sudan, and in N'Djamena, the capital of the Republic of Chad.

The Faculty of Law was established in 1938 and was a beacon of legal education in the region. Their Graduates deployed in parts of the Arab world working in the fields of legal practice as leaders for their communities, with all their energies are growing up the legal work knowledge and looking at the requirements of their communities.


Depicts the logo of Alexandria University (the Lighthouse of Alexandria) behind goddess Maʽat to the left, inscription "Gulden Jubilee of the Faculty of Law in Alexandria University" and dates (1942-1992) above.

The Lighthouse of Alexandria, sometimes called the Pharos of Alexandria, was a lighthouse built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, during the reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (280–247 BC). It has been estimated to have been at least 100 metres (330 ft) in overall height. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, for many centuries it was one of the tallest man-made structures in the world. The lighthouse was severely damaged by three earthquakes between 956 and 1323 AD and became an abandoned ruin.

Maʽat (Maat) refers to the ancient Egyptian concepts of truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice. Maʽat was the goddess of harmony, justice, and truth represented as a young woman. Sometimes she is depicted with wings on each arm or as a woman with an ostrich feather on her head.

اليوبيل الذهبي لكلية الحقوق جامعة الاسكندرية


Denomination divides dates (Gregorian and Hegira) in a circle, Kufic legend "Arab Republic of Egypt" below.

جمهورية مصر العربية


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Alexandria University
50th Anniversary of the Faculty of Law

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KM# 806 Schön# 430
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.720
Weight 17.5 g
Diameter 37.2 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Cairo Mint

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