Zewail City of Science and Technology


Zewail City of Science and Technology is a not-for-profit, independent institution of learning, research and innovation. The concept of the City was proposed in 1999 and its cornerstone laid on 1 January  2000. After many delays in its establishment, the 25 January 2011 revolution brought a revival to the project with an Egyptian Cabinet of Ministers’ decree on 11 May 2011. The project was labeled by the Cabinet a National Project of Scientific Renaissance and named Zewail City of Science and Technology. On 20 December 2012, a special presidential law for Zewail City was signed, that will allow students to enroll at the university and Egypt to begin a new era of modern development in scientific research and technological production.


The concept of Zewail City of Science and Technology originated in 1999. Dr. Ahmed Zewail presented the idea and the road map for the Project to then-President Hosni Mubarak on the occasion of Egypt’s celebrations of Zewail’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Shortly after…

Mission & Values

Zewail City of Science and Technology with its five constituents – the university, Research Institutes, technology park, Academy and Center for Strategic Studies – is designed to bring about effective participation in 21st Century science, to elevate local technologies to the…

Supreme Advisory Board

Zewail City of Science and Technology is governed by a board of trustees comprised of a distinguished group of individuals. The list includes seven Nobel Laureates in physics, chemistry, medicine and economics; the current president of…

Financial Resources

Since the approval by the government on 11 May 2011, Zewail City’s chairman of the board, Dr. Ahmed Zewail, has initiated a national fundraising campaign called “Egypt Can”. So far, Egyptians, both inside the country and abroad…


Zewail City of Science and Technology has five essential sub-structures that are interlinked, but each with a separate mission,The university for advanced learning.The Research Institutes for excellence in research and development…

Our Supporters

Zewail City of Science and Technology extends its sincere gratitude to these organizations for their generous support. If your organization would like to provide financial or in-kind support to Zewail City, please send us an email with details…

City Administration

Zewail City is supported by professional staff members coming from diverse backgrounds…

Inventions Gate

You can submit your invention online through this page. All submissions will be reviewed by our team of researchers and we will get back to you with the result.

The University of Science and Technology

The University is a science and technology educational institution that will carefully train selected students in basic state-of-the-art science and engineering and offer them hands-on research opportunities.

The total number of students will not exceed 5000 and any increase must be unanimously approved by the board of trustees. The University is equipped with the most advanced tools and laboratories.

The University campus will enjoy self-sufficiency with a real scientific environment to encourage the exchange of ideas and scholarly discourse. Given its independent and non-profit status, the university policy is guided by merit-based admission with financial aid for students with limited means. The university will preserve the national culture and values with a futuristic outlook on the world.

The basic academic structure includes both undergraduate and graduate programs with a new, versatile and multi-disciplinary approach.

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