The University of Assiut was established in October 1957 with only two faculties, faculty of science and faculty of engineering. Now, Assiut university campus is the most complete and unique campus among other Universities in Egypt. It comprises both academic buildings and living accommodation for a part of the staff members and students.
Faculty of Science has been characterized by a unique teaching system: the common department system. Such system makes the faculty responsible for teaching all courses of the basic sciences to undergraduate as well as to graduate students of different faculties of the university. So, strong, active, top-quality six scientific departments translate the mission and strategies of the Faculty of Science. These departments are: