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In April 2022, Ryerson University changed its name to Toronto Metropolitan University. Our new name better reflects our values and promises a future filled with possibilities, and will be implemented in a phased approach. Learn more about our next chapter.

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Toronto Metropolitan University — Now in Cairo, Egypt

An image of students walking around the Universities of Canada in Egypt campus

A partnership with the Universities of Canada in Egypt

Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) has expanded into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with the launch of a satellite campus in Cairo, Egypt. The Cairo campus will be facilitated by Universities of Canada in Egypt (external link) , giving local students the opportunity to earn a Toronto Metropolitan University degree in an environment that emulates the Canadian university experience.

“This exciting partnership with Universities of Canada in Egypt, and new educational model, will make Toronto Metropolitan University’s strong academic programming available to more students as we continue to enhance the international scope of our aspirations and influence.”

Mohamed Lachemi, President and Vice-Chancellor

Academic Programming

For fall 2022, Toronto Metropolitan University will offer select programs through The Creative School and the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS). Cairo campus programs will follow the same curriculum offered to students in Toronto, and Toronto Metropolitan University will oversee all academic programming, course quality and admission decisions. The first cohort will begin classes in September 2022.


The Creative School Programming: 

  • Media Production
  • Sport Media 
  • Fashion

FEAS Programming: 

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering

The first cohort will begin classes in September 2022.

Students walking and sitting outside at the Cairo campus

Extracurricular Activities

Toronto Metropolitan University’s Cairo campus will offer a variety of extracurricular activities for students: student-run clubs and societies, sports, and group fitness classes are just a few ways to get involved and build communities outside of the classroom. Students can also take part in the Orientation Peer Leaders Program, Student Ambassadors Program, and English Community Service Program led by Universities of Canada in Egypt’s Student Development Department.