Helwan University (HU)


-About this PARTNER

Helwan University was founded on the 26th of July, 1975, as a Technological University. It encompasses Arts, Commerce, Pharmacy, Science, Education, Social Service, Laws, Tourism & H.M, Home Economy, Engineering, Computers and Information, Industrial Education, Nursing, Fine Arts, Applied Arts, Art Education, Music Education, Medicine and Physical Educational Faculties. The main campus is in Ain Helwan, Cairo. A number of faculties have been moved there, while others are still located in Zamalek, Boulaq, Giza and El Manyal. Huge campus was constructed at Ain Helwan so that ultimately all the university faculties would have one location. The Faculty of Education was established according to the agreement of the Supreme Council of Universities in 8/8/1981, and the ministerial law No.927 in 13/10/1982. The Faculty began to admit its students in 1982/1983 and the first group graduated in May 1986. The Faculty of Education aims at: preparing qualified and professional teachers for teaching profession and providing them with professional development inside the schools. Our institution also aims at preparing educational researchers to develop the educational process and publish the research results to help in the professional development of the school community. Also, enhancing the educational practices to disseminate the modern educational trends and apply them for community service and professional development of school leaders and teachers.

The FoE Cooperates with the ministry of education in studying the educational problems and continuous professional development to serve the community through the training programs and workshops. The Faculty of Education includes eight scientific departments, Foundations of Education, Comparative Education and Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Psychological Health, Curricula and Teaching Methods, Education Technology, Kindergarten, and Industrial Education.

Role in the project

FoE has begun to adopt a new culture of professional development, which is clinical professional development. The faculty staff has begun to train student teachers and the school teachers through practicum education inside their schools. FoE has the approval of establishing Continuous Professional Development (CPD) unit to help in school based CPD and to achieve the following goals: Professional development for the school teachers and leaders to be fully qualified to supervise the student teachers, applying the most recent teaching strategies through practicum and supporting school development through applying action research.

Linked schools


Helwan Preparatory School for Boys

Educational stages: Preparatory
Gender: Boys only



Old Helwan Primary School

Educational stages:  Kindergarten and Primary
Gender: Mixed



Om El-Abtal Preparatory School for Girls

Educational stages:  Preparatory
Gender: Girls only



Kasr El-Doubara Official Language School

Educational stages: Kindergarten, Primary and preparatory
Gender:  Mixed



Zamalek Girls School

Educational stages:  Primary, Preparatory, Secondary
Gender:  Girls only

Team members

Prof. Ahmed Heggi

Prof. Ahmed Heggi

Team Leader

Prof. Ahmed Heggi, prof of Comparative Education and Educational Administration, Faculty of Education, Helwan University

  • Helwan University’s team leader of SUP4PCL Erasmus+ project
  • Member of the Educational Studies Sector Committee, Higher Supreme of Universities
  • Member of Human Rights and Citizenship Culture Committee
  • Ex-dean of Faculty of Education, Helwan university (1994- 2000)
  • Head of Foundations of Education department (2000-2003)
  • Vice- dean of Faculty of Education (1993)
  • Head of the Projects Management Unit in Helwan University (2002- 2004)
  • Member of Education Committee in Higher Cultural Supreme (2007- 2012)
  • Director of the Faculties of Education Enhancement Project (2004- 2007)

He participated in the executive supervision of the implementation of different projects in Helwan University.
He participated in different foreign studies at different universities such as the College of St Paul and St Mary Cheltenham – England , UK. Also, California university and Harvard University in U.S.A.

Dr. Lubna M. Shehab

Dr. Lubna M. Shehab

Dr. Lubna M. Shehab, Lecturer of Comparative Education and Educational Administration, Faculty of Education, Helwan University. She is the Deputy Director of  International Relations Office (IRO) at Helwan University. She received M.A (2006) and Ph.D. (2011) in International Comparative Education and Educational Administration, Helwan University ,Egypt. She worked as a coordinator in different EU projects( Tempus & Erasmus+), and was the Deputy Director of the Quality Assurance Unit in the Faculty of Education. She is currently an accredited trainer for university staff, teachers, and leaders in MOE.

Dr. Hanan Morsy

Dr. Hanan Morsy

Dr. Hanan Morsy, lecturer of Educational Technology, received M.A( 2004) and then Ph.D( 2008 ) in Educational Technology from Institute of Education, London university. She is currently the director of Career Development Center in Helwan University. She worked as Ex- chancellor of the Ministry of Education. Currently, she is an accredited trainer from National Centre of Fellowships and Leaders Development (NCFLD) in Egypt, and Certified International Professional Trainer (CIPT), from Management Development Institute at Missouri State, Professional Training Certificate, American Institute of Professional Studies (AIPS), International Instructor Endorsement, Southwestern Accreditation Council, and has Professional Training Certificate, NAQAA in Egypt.

Our Location

Ain Helwan, Helwan, Cairo Governorate, Egypt