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Sana'a University

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Type  Public
President  Dr. Faozi Alsagheer
Address  Sana'a, Yemen
Founded  1970
Established  1970
Location  Sana'a, Yemen
Phone  +967 770 129 613
Sana'a University
Students  around 8,000-14,000 every year
Notable alumni  Tawakkol Karman, Hamid al‑Ahmar, Ali al‑Jifri, Saleh Ali al‑Sammad, Wajdi al‑Ahdal
Similar  University of Science and Tech, Taiz University, Ibb University, University of Aden, Hodeidah University

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Sana'a University (Arabic: جامعة صنعــاء) was established in 1970 as the first and the primary university in the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen), now the Republic of Yemen (see also Aden University). It is located in Sana'a, the capital of Yemen, and is currently organized with 17 faculties. Previously the university was located at 15°20′53.16″N 44°11′26.83″E, and was built on the grounds of the old Jewish cemetery.


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When Sana'a university was first established, it had two faculties: the Faculty of Sharia and Law and the Faculty of Education, which also included the specialties of Colleges of Arts, Sciences and Education. In 1974, those specialties were developed and formed three new faculties: Arts, Science, Education. The Faculty of Sharia and Law celebrated the launch of the Business Department, which became an independent faculty a year later. By that time, the university included five faculties and continued expansion until it included the rest of the other specialties. In 2000, the university included 17 faculties, ten of which were in Sana'a including all types of academic specialties; the rest were spread around the country.

Notable faculty

  • Nasser al-Aulaqi, Yemeni Agriculture Minister and president of Sanaa University.
  • Notable alumni

  • Hamid al-Ahmar, politician
  • Yahya Al-Mutawakel, Minister of Industry and Trade
  • Hoda Ablan, poet
  • Abdulla A. Alshammam, ambassador to Netherlands, earned a graduate degree in political science in 1982/1983. A Yemeni diplomat, he works at the Ministry of foreign affairs, ambassador.
  • Tawakel Karman earned a graduate degree in Political Science. She was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. She is the first Yemeni citizen and first Arab woman to win a Nobel Prize
  • Ahmed Mohammed, politician
  • Maha Naji Salah,
  • Zeyad Ghanem, poet, politician
  • Mithaq Aljarf, Diplomat, Member of Yemen delegation to United Natios·
  • References

    Sana'a University Wikipedia