Founded in 1961, Al-Azhar University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Cairo (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Assuit Tanta Mansoura Alexandria Zaqaziq Qena Shebin-Elkom. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Egypt, Al-Azhar University is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Al-Azhar University offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. Al-Azhar University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.