University description (as per official university website)
Tanta University, an educational research institution, is seeking to develop and disseminate knowledge in the fields of science, various arts, and develop their own capabilities to achieve an advanced position among the Egyptian and Arab universities and international organizations and contribute to society in economic and social development and preserve the intellectual and cultural legacies of the Egyptian people, and supports human rights and preserve the environment , is committed to the spiritual , ethical and professional values.
University aims at providing excellent opportunities for higher education in various fields and at all levels in accordance with high academic standards, to those which the people of the Egyptian society and others, to equip them to contribute to the economic and social development. It is also working on the continued development of the areas of knowledge through serious systematic scientific research, and contribute to the the development of Egyptian society to provide scientific solutions to the problems and technical and regulatory consulting to raise the level of performance in the various institutions, University also aims at spreading culture and inform the surrounding community, through the cultural and social activities and awareness-raising to preserve the environment.
In 1962 the decree of United Arab Republic president No. 1647 was issued for establishing the Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria and its location is in the city of Tanta.
In 1969 the decree of United Arab Republic president No. 1088 was issued for establishing some new faculties in some universities like the Faculty of Commerce, Tanta and its nucleus is the Higher Commercial Institute at Tanta of the Ministry of Higher Education, the faculties of science and teachers in Tanta, and the Faculty of Agriculture at Kafr El-Sheikh and its nucleus is the higher agricultural Institute at Kafr El-Sheikh's of Ministry of Higher Education, and all of them followed to Alexandria University.
In 1970 the decree of United Arab Republic president No. 1647 was issued for establishing branches of the universities of Cairo and Alexandria and Ain Shams, where the a branch of the University of Alexandria was establishment at Tanta includes the faculties of medicine, commerce, science teachers in Tanta and agriculture at Kafr El-Sheikh.
In 1972 the decree of United Arab Republic president No. 49 was issued for organizing the universities and for cancelling the previous law No. 184 in 1958 where the text of Article II, paragraph (e) provided for the establishment of the University of Central Delta, and its location in Tanta, which was subsequently renamed under Presidential Decree No. 54 of 1973 to the University of Tanta and thus become the fifth university in the Arab Republic of Egypt after Cairo University, Ain Shams , Alexandria and Assiut.
In 1974 issued a decree, of First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers No. 12 was issued for establishing of the Faculty of Education at Shebeen City where it follows Tanta University and transferring the dependency Faculty of Agriculture, at shebeen EL-Kom University of Ain Shams to Tanta University.
In 1975 a decree of the President of Arab Republic of Egypt No. 809 was issued for the executive regulation of Law No. 49 of 1972 on the organization of universities (Part I - V), Tanta University has Faculties of Arts, Commerce, Science and Medicine (followed by sections of Dentistry and Pharmacy), Education and Agriculture at Kafr El-Sheikh, agriculture and education at shebin Kom , then the decree of the Prime Minister's 924 in the same year was issued for modifying the same list and add the faculties of Engineering and Technology at shebin Kom and Electronic Engineering at Menuf to the faculties of the University of Tanta.
In 1976 a decree of the Council of Ministers President No. 1142 on the amendment of the same Regulation which added the faculties of dentistry, pharmacy, law, engineering, agriculture and veterinary medicine, education at Kafr El-Sheikh and the Higher Institute of Nursing (followed to the Faculty of Medicine) of the University of Tanta, and by the independent of EL-Monofia University, faculties of Engineering and Technology at shebin EL- Kom and Electronic Engineering at Menuf , education and agriculture at shebin Kom from the University of Tanta.
In 1981 a decree of President of the Arab Republic of Egypt 278 was issued for the establishing the a branch of Tanta University at Kafr El-Sheikh and contained the faculties of agriculture, education, and in 1990 a decree was issued to transfer the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine to a branch of Tanta University, Kafr El-Sheikh.
In 1994 the decree of President of the Arab Republic of Egypt No. 287 was issued to add the Faculty of Physical Education (male - female) of the University of Tanta, and in 1996 decree of the Minister of Higher Education No. 1661 was issued for issuing the bylaws of the Technical Institute of Nursing which follows the Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University.
In 1998 a decree the President of Arab Republic of Egypt No. 329 was issued for adding the specific Education faculty to Tanta University, and another one for the branch of the University of Kafr El-Sheikh.
In 2000 Presidential Decree No. 200 of Arab was issued for the independence of the Higher Institute of Nursing Faculty of Medicine to become the faculty of Nursing.
In 2006 a decree the President of Arab Republic of Egypt No. 129 was issued to repeal the Branch of Tanta University at Kafr El-Sheikh and the establishment of the University Kafr El-Sheikh where the University of Tanta was the axis and the basis for the establishment of the new university.
The numbers of university's faculties are currently 13 faculties and one technical institute and 37 special units