What is Ryerson University known for?

Impact with Global Reach

Ryerson University was founded in 1948 and today, following 72 years in operation, ranks in the top 1000 Universities as reported by Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020 and achieved 601st place the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings update. Ryerson has 45,000 students, offers 100 undergraduate programs, has 133 partner universities in 37 countries around the world, and boasts more than 155,000 graduates.  Ryerson is known for its career-focused programs and close collaboration with industry, a tradition that will continue and be expanded upon with degree offerings in Egypt.  Ryerson’s degree programs are highly sought after with 10 applications for admission for every first-year spot!  With such a competitive entry requirement, the Universities of Canada is honored and proud to bring Ryerson’s Creative School and Ryerson’s Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) to Cairo for admission into specifically chosen academic majors: Fashion, Media Production and Sport Media (the first major of its kind in Egypt); Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. 


Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Ryerson has nurtured a culture of entrepreneurship that has contributed to the development of one of the largest experiential learning programs in the world. The ​Zone Learning​ network is a series of 10 on-campus incubators where students can apply their degree coursework toward the development of products, companies, and social ventures. These zones span various disciplines and enable students to gain real-world skills and industry mentorship before they graduate. 

Within Ryerson’s Zone Learning network, the most noteworthy is the DM​Z,​ an accelerator for tech startups that has been ranked as the top university-based incubator in the world. Since being founded in 2010, the DMZ has helped develop approximately 492 startups, raising more than $934 million in seed funding, and has fostered the creation of more than 4,201 jobs. DMZ will start its operations in Cairo in Fall 2021

More recently, Ryerson has taken its entrepreneurial ecosystem beyond Toronto, opening accelerator programs​ in Calgary in Canada, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Palava in India, and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. Collectively, these programs have raised over $500 million in seed funding for an array of start-ups. 

Research That Matters

Ryerson is a hub for world-leading researchers working to solve complex real-world problems. Ryerson’s distinctive core mission – to serve societal needs – responds to the demand for highly skilled, creative, and critical thinkers who address the increasingly interconnected challenges of the 21st century. Our faculty and students are willing to defy convention as they seek solutions to make the world a better place for all.