• Publication date: April 7, 2011

Welcome to the world of Arab youth Drugs, sex, love and break downs make for a cutting edge drama

The University" is an Egyptian made series that explores the most sensitive and controversial issues facing youth in the Arab world today, including drug addiction, religious diversity, the role of women in society, relationships between the sexes and acceptance of others.

The University" is an Egyptian made series that explores the most sensitive and controversial issues facing youth in the Arab world today, including drug addiction, religious diversity, the role of women in society, relationships between the sexes and acceptance of others.

The series takes place in a made-up university called Middle East University -- located in Cairo -- and features six main characters, three Egyptian, two Saudi and one Lebanese, and there are 10 supporting characters in addition to another seven who play the roles of professors at the university.

The storyline revolves around Malika, who is a perfectionist studying political science and is attracted to Yousef, who is two years her senior, and a drug addict. A young Saudi student called, Yasser, is also thrown in the mix as Yousef�s flat mate.

Yasser is attracted to Nada, who is addicted to cocaine. Meanwhile Yasser�s brother Samir comes over from Saudi Arabia to check out the university and falls in love with one of the university professors all while he starts corresponding with a Lebanese student, Rima Haddad, who is also his flat mate.

The series follows the exciting events in the lives of these students and shows them falling in and out of love and portrays the relationships that arise between them, which are at times one-sided.

The series is directed by Hani Khalifa, who also directed the hit "Sleepless Nights", after a five-year hiatus. The series is produced by Amr Koura, who worked on "Karma".

Showing on: MBC 4

Year: 2010

Runtime: 50 min

Genre: Drama

Starring:

Nadia khairy

Osama Gawish

Abdulaziz Mulaifi

Carmen Bassis

Directed by: Hani Khalifa