About the University of Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire (UH) has been an innovative force in education for 70 years. UH is a leading public university in Hertfordshire County in the UK, just 25 minutes north of London (by train).

The university has a diverse population of c.32,000 students (including almost 11,000 international students from all around the world) and it offers over 550 programmes across eight Schools of Study, as well as extensive employment prospects and industrial placements.

UH History  

The official opening ceremony is performed by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
The school was designated as Hatfield Polytechnic
Had formed the best equipped and staffed Computer Centre in the public sector in education
The Polytechnic was reorganised into five schools of study and a centre for Management Studies
Over 10% of the 4,000 students were from over 40 different countries
The Polytechnic achieved corporate status
Hatfield Polytechnic became the University of Hertfordshire
Our prestigious Formula Student team winning the prize for the Best Team in UK first held competition




In the UK for Creative Media & Entertainment (Rookie Awards, 2022)



In the Research Impact in the UK, 2021​​

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About UH-GAF

The University of Hertfordshire, hosted by Global Academic Foundation, was founded in 2019 and is the first full-fledged branch campus of a British university in Egypt that encompass the same values, disciplines, and academic standards of UH academic schools in the UK by bringing globally accredited undergraduate degrees from the UK to Egypt.

UH-GAF dedicates itself to staying up to date on all national, regional, and international trends in the most diverse and dynamic fields of Higher Education, such as: Business, Engineering, Computer Sciences, Pharmacy, Mass Communications, Physiotherapy, and Creative Arts. Our branch campus offers the highest quality of UK education, equivalent to the one provided at UH’s UK campus.

UH-GAF is committed to high quality education and operates under the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Global Academic Foundation is a ground-breaking initiative, which provides a complete British education and experience, producing graduates who are attractive to major Egyptian, UK and international employers. This fits with the University of Hertfordshire’s ethos of being one of the leaders in graduate employment rate in the UK with 93% of students being in work or further study within 15 months of graduating.

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Why study at UH-GAF?

Accessible Location

Our premiere 50-acre campus is located in the New Administrative Capital, near the Golden Square, which is one of the liveliest and most vibrant areas in the fifth settlement.

Our university is accessible through many routes and provides transportation to various locations across greater Cairo. Our Campus is 25 minutes away from the fifth Settlement, Madinaty & ElSherouk with easy access back and forth.   

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Our Programmes

Our students obtain a top-quality higher education provided by a team of devoted and accomplished professors, earning them exceptional advantages that fully qualify them to contribute to the labor-market, give them strong links to global industry, and most importantly, help them thoroughly explore and develop their potential

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UH-GAF's Strategic Plan

In pursuit of academic excellence and continual advancement, our university has devised a comprehensive strategy aimed at enhancing, improving, and developing the overall educational experience for our students.

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