Suez Canal University

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Public university founded in Ismaʿilia, Egypt, in 1976.

Egypt's President Anwar al-Sadat (19701981) founded Suez Canal University as part of his plan to rebuild and symbolically reclaim the war-damaged Suez Canal cities. In 1975 he had reopened the canal, which had been blocked since the June 1967 ArabIsrael War. With five colleges in Ismaʿilyya and two each in al-Arish and Suez, the university has a teaching staff of 638, 12,312 undergraduates, and 1,588 graduate students.


Suez Canal University. Available from http://www.suez

The World of Learning 2004. London, Europa Publications, 2004: pp. 49293.

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