Brief History and Objectives


CAPSCU ( is the Center for Advancement of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering Sciences at Cairo University. This center was established in 1974, in cooperation with UNIDO and UNESCO organizations of the United Nations to foster relations between Cairo University and National Industry. CAPSCU main objectives focus on supporting post-graduate studies and research programs taking place in the Faculty of Engineering-Cairo University (FECU), especially those related to industrial applications.


CAPSCU provides engineering consultations, technical services, research and development and continuous engineering education to National and International Industrial Establishments and Governmental Organizations. Consultations are offered on contractual and work order basis in all engineering disciplines.


CAPSCU provides facilities and equipment to laboratories as well as encouraging Faculty Members and Postgraduate Students to publish the results of their research in reputable Journals and Conferences. A directory of M.Sc. and Ph.D. Theses granted by FECU and categorized by department is annually published by CAPSCU starting from the year 1995. In addition, and in the same year 1995, CAPSCU has created annual prizes for recent holders and supervisors of distinguished Theses granted by FECU.