Alexandria University (Arabic: جامعة الإسكندرية ) is a university in Alexandria, Egypt. It was established in 1938 as a satellite of Fouad I University, becoming an independent entity in 1942. It was known as Farouk University until it became the University of Alexandria in 1952. Taha Hussein was the founding rector of Alexandria University. It is now the second largest university in Egypt and has many affiliations to various universities for ongoing research.