About the university: The Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS) at Cairo University was founded in 1960, primarily as a teaching institution offering undergraduate degrees in Economics, Political Science and Statistics. In 1965 the faculty added postgraduate programs at the Masters and Doctorate levels, and in 1972 included diploma programmes. In 1990, two more academic departments were included: Public Administration and Social-Science Computing. In 1985, the faculty launched the first of several Research Centers, created to develop and enhance academic research.
Areas of expertise: The Faculty has several research centres that to some extent deal with trade and development issues, such as the Centre for Economic and Financial Studies, Centre for Developing Countries Studies, or Centre for European Studies, the latter analyzing various aspects of relations between the European Union and the Southern Mediterranean rim. The research at the Faculty, as well as topics of MSc theses and PhD dissertations revolve around a five-year research plan approved by the Faculty Council.
Courses offered: International economic issues are taught within Economics degrees at the undergraduate, graduate and PhD levels, principally in international economics, international finance and economic development courses. The faculty offers undergraduate, Master and PhD degrees in Economics, Statistics, Political Science and Public Administration. It also provides 10 one-year diploma programmes.