Aswan University branch was established in 1976 as a branch of Assuit University. The study started on October of the academic year 1973/1974 in the faculty of education and the first bachelor was given in 1978 then started the enrollment in master degree in the faculty of science in the academic year 1977/1978 after that the enrollment in Ph.D. started in the academic year 1977/1978. In 1995 the presidential decree no. 23 of 1995 was issued to establish South Valley University and then Aswan branch was affiliated to it, new faculties were established (faculty of arts – faculty of social work – faculty of engineering).
In 2012 Aswan University was constructed as a governmental university by the presidential decree no. 311 of 11th of June 2013 and it now included 15 faculties (the faculties of arts, education, science, social work, engineering, energy engineering, veterinary medicine, agriculture, nursing, languages and translation, medicine, fisheries technology, commerce, specific education, and archaeology). It should be noted that the university main campus is located in Sahary City, Airport Road which occupies 400 acres in addition to the new headquarters in Aswan Al-Gadeda that occupies 98.5 acres. Aswan university includes 6 headquarters and 6 university dorms in Aswan City.
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