Nile University positions itself as “Research University”, being categorized as an Institutions of Higher Education that is engaging in extensive research activity and:

  • Engaging research in many undergraduate bachelor programs.
  • Offering partial and full scholarships for researchers through Postgraduate programs and Research assisting positions.
  • Encourage and promote national and international research collaboration.
  • Emphasizing the value of research as a fundamental skill for learning and exploring new knowledge.
  • Attracting funds for research from supporting governmental and private entities.
  • Dynamically improving the research environment and required facilities to serve the arising research needs.


The University aims at achieving comprehensive, international research prominence in diverse fields of scholarly inquiry. The plan is to develop a critical mass of highly qualified researchers with national/international collaboration in multi-disciplinary fields related to novel technologies via knowledge transfer.


Nile University (NU) is a world class research-based learning institution committed to excellence in Education and Research. NU was officially inaugurated in January 2007 as a research university for postgraduate studies. The Research strategy is divided into:

  • Short Term: Build a generation of researchers with degrees of knowledge and proficiency.
  • Middle Term: Strengthen the research collaboration with different universities nationally and in the MENA region.
  • Long Term: To be the focal point in the region for scientific research, with which foreign universities seek to cooperate.


Nile University positions itself as “Research University”, being categorized as an Institutions of Higher Education that is engaging in extensive research activity.

Develop a critical mass of highly qualified researchers

Encourage national/international collaboration in fields related to novel technologies​

Improve the knowledge transfer, research profile and highlight the research outcomes

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Attract national/international grants that are related to challenges in industries

research axes

The structure of NU research is different to most of the Egyptian Universities as it depends on six fundamental axes as follows:

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NU People

 The high profile of faculty members in different tracks, and the proper selection of the research assistants who are fully dedicated for their research work and projects. The percentage of NU-Alumni in multi-national companies and top postgraduate programs in USA and European universities is relatively high.

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research centers

The concept of research centers encourages all professors to work together with their teams in a multidisciplinary fashion. NU has five Research Centers in different technological tracks such as Nano electronics and recent circuit theory, Wireless technologies, Computer Informatics and big-data, Nanotechnology, and smart engineering systems

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Helping startups improve their product and business models and prepare them to scale worldwide. The innovation culture inside NU promotes Entrepreneurship concepts with the help of Innovation Hub and the specialized center IECC which guide researchers technically, administratively and financially. As a result, many undergraduate/postgraduate students have their own start-ups and incubated companies to realize their ideas.

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The existence of the Grants office which supports the faculty members with all related details for different sponsoring agencies and manages all financial processes with other units inside NU to simplify the resulting reports. During the last 10 years, NU has received many grants from 35 different national and international agencies most of them in research-oriented projects as well as more than 15 European projects for capacity building purposes.

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research facilities

The technologically based research facilities, scientific labs, and the collaboration/coalition with national and international institutes inside and outside Egypt simplify the collection of data and processing especially since the university is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.


research events

The ongoing active events inside the university such as seminars, workshops, invited speakers, bootcamps, training as well as the Undergraduate/Postgraduate Research Forums which have been initiated five years ago and link the academic courses with research centers via hundreds of projects running every year. Thus, create a generation of undergraduate students capable of performing scientific research with all its concepts and fundamentals.

research tracks

Research at Nile University targets areas and challenges of strategic importance to the nation and aiming to drive growth for technology-driven economies in Egypt and the region. Applying state of the art technology and capitalizing on strategic academic and industrial partners that are leaders in their fields, NU’s applied research topics address areas such as:

Artificial Intelligence:

(AI)Big Data, Data and Text Mining, Machine Learning applications, Deep Learning applications, human-computer interaction, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication, embedded systems, computer vision, computer graphics and machine intelligence.

Software and Communications:

5G Mobile Phone Technology and Application, LTE, relaying, Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, Educational Games and e-Learning, Commerce applications, virtual reality, resource allocation in networks, RF Integrated Circuits and Systems.


Mobile healthcare, Biomedical applications, Bioinformatics, Medical Imaging and Image Processing, Bio-Mechatronics, Rehabilitation-Assistive Devices, Bioengineering.

Agriculture and Crops:

Farmer Smart Card, Bio-impedance Analysis and Systems, Smart irrigation systems, Fractional order Circuits and Systems.

Energy and Water:

Green Energy assessment, Sustainable waste management, nanoscale fabrication, Water desalination, Energy harvesting, Renewable energy and sustainable development.

Mechanical Design:

Robotics, Soft Robotics, Remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV), Control systems, Micro-Electromechanical Systems and Nano Electromechanical Systems, Failure analysis and prevention, Continuum mechanics.

Circuit Theory and Applications:

Integrated Systems, VLS Systems, Fractional order Circuits and Systems, Chaotic Systems, Analog/Digital design.

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness: Technology Transfer, mapping Egyptian entrepreneurship eco-system, managing Innovation, assessment of national innovation system, Competitiveness of Egyptian Enterprises with Emphasis on SMEs, sustainable and lean manufacturing.