AUC came in first, but the rest are a surprise.
The recently-released Times Higher Education ranking named 19 Egyptian universities amongst the world's best 1200 universities, which is a record for Egyptian universities.
Last year's edition only saw nine Egyptian universities make it on the ranking, while it was only three universities just three years ago.
Naturally, the American University in Cairo topped the list, surprisingly followed by Benha University and Beni-Suef University, with Cairo University named as the 8th best Egyptian university, also rather surprising. The world's best university, according to the ranking, is - predictably - Oxford University.
'We use 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry, and governments," read The Times Higher Education World University Rankings' statement
Check out the full ranking here
Photo: Cairo University