Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development opened in 2012 to pioneer the introduction of sustainable development concepts and principles to its students and the Egyptian community. Sustainable development is one of the main goals that Egypt seeks to achieve in all aspects of life. Egypt has developed a sustainable development strategy as the basis for its 2030 vision.
Through a renewed understanding of teaching, learning, research, and practice, Heliopolis University seeks to empower its students to be future champions of sustainable development for Egypt and the world.
All university programs award degrees recognized by the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and based on a credit hour system compatible with the European Credit Hour Transfer System (ECTS).
Heliopolis University adopts the concept of the degree of efficiency of the project, whose most important feature is the link between what is taught in theory and the needs of the labor market. The university aims to develop community-oriented entrepreneurs who can meet and overcome tomorrow’s challenges through innovation, collaboration, and technology.
During their studies at the university, students will participate in several projects in cooperation with the university’s partner institutions to learn how to solve the problems they face. This helps them acquire new skills by being in a realistic work environment. It also allows students to focus on specific journals of their choice, which inspires them throughout the study period. Personal success will become meaningfully linked to business success in the long run.
The degree earned builds on a solid foundation of academic education combined with practical experiences that meet the needs of the labor market and inspire students to think innovatively.
Partnerships with international universities
Heliopolis University has unique partnerships with several notable international universities and institutions. These partnerships significantly enhance the educational process at the university through:
Scientific Research: The university actively participates in many research projects in renewable energy, water, mechatronics, biotechnology, Pharmacy, and medicine.
International Mobility: To achieve our vision of deeper intercultural communication, Heliopolis University has established several agreements with international universities for the mobility and exchange of faculty and students. These agreements provide academic teaching, learning, and professional training for faculty and students at Heliopolis University and the partner universities. You can find the latest events and activities related to the international movement here.
Highly qualified and experienced local and international professors
Faculty members are Heliopolis University’s greatest strengths. They are the ones who lead our students on an exceptional educational journey. Therefore, they are selected according to a precise basis based on their great academic experience, various research contributions, and innovative teaching methodologies.
Heliopolis University faculty members are a select group of local and international university professors and teachers. Our local professors are distinguished pioneers in university education from Egyptian public and private universities.
International professors also participate in the educational process of Heliopolis University following the partnership agreements signed with several international universities. Hence, they contribute to the design of university curricula and provide courses and lectures to university students.
University-based on scientific research
The Sustainable Development Research Center at Heliopolis University aims to improve Egypt’s capacity to conduct, publish and distribute relevant social and scientific research in medicine, Pharmacy, engineering, bio-agriculture, arts, and social sciences. An analysis is carried out in response to the requirements of society, companies, and countries alike and comes based on local and international cooperation. You can explore our research activities through our Research page.
Modern and innovative teaching methods
The equipped classrooms and technology embedded in the laboratories help students and faculty excel in their academic and research endeavors.
Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development has five degree-granting faculties:
The core program is an integrated learning experience that aims to develop students’ capacity for innovation and social responsibility. The study plan for the core program includes four tracks:
• Languages, the art of communication, and projects.
• Arts, culture, development, and innovation.
• social science.
• Nature and society.
The campus is designed to offer an inspiring and healthy academic life experience characterized by a unique green color, with green areas representing more than 50% of the total area. The university also uses a waste management system where waste is separated into different components for recycling. Wastewater is also treated for irrigation purposes. These environmentally friendly systems have become of great international environmental and economic importance, especially in Egypt. In addition, some university buildings are implementing a solar panel system as a source of clean and renewable energy to generate electric power.
The Heliopolis University campus includes many highly equipped facilities to enhance and enrich university life for all students and faculty, where the university consists of a library, open and covered playgrounds, a health clinic, transportation buses, a house for expatriate students, meeting rooms, and a culture square that consists of an empty theater, a large hall and a closed theatre.
Fun and purposeful student activities
Heliopolis University is committed to offering its students an enjoyable and engaging educational experience to help them unlock their potential. So it works
We manage closely with the Heliopolis University Student Union and other student associations such as the Egyptian Federation of Pharmacy Students – Heliopolis to organize a range of social, sports, scientific, cultural, and artistic activities that include community service, scouts, recreational days, trips, concerts, art exhibitions, competitions, book fairs, workshops, job meetings, conferences, training courses and campaigns Outreach, fundraising, movement art, music, fine arts, and acting clubs.
Diverse training and employment opportunities
Students of Heliopolis University will have employment and training in the SEKEMs group of companies. SEKEMs Holding consists of five companies: ISIS Organic, Atos Pharma, NatureTex, Lotus, and SEKEMs for land reclamation.
The SEKEM group operates in various exclusive fields such as organic foodstuffs, natural pharmaceutical products, herbs, clothing, textiles, and crops. ISIS offers healthy, nutritious, and delicious food made from carefully selected materials free of any artificial additives or preservatives. The food items that ISIS processes and packages are grains, vegetables, honey, jam, dates, spices, herbs, edible oils, and beverages such as herbal tea, coffee, and juices.
Atos Pharma manufactures and markets a range of high-quality natural drugs and healthcare products for effective natural remedies. SEKEM was also established to reclaim land for the production of crops.