Al-Baath University

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Al-Baath University
جامعة البعث
Established September 14, 1979
Type Public
President Amer Fakhouri
Admin. staff 600
Students 36,000 (additional 15,000 in open education)
Location Homs, Homs Governorate, Syria
Website http://www.albaath-univ.edu.sy/

Al-Baath University (Arabic: جامعة البعث‎), founded in 1979,[1] is a public university located in the city of Homs, Syria, 180 km north of Damascus. It is Syria's fourth largest university.[2]

The university was established in 1979; it was established by Presidential Decree No. 44 issued by Hafez Al-Assad.[citation needed]

Al-Baath University has 22 faculties, 5 intermediate institutes, 40,000 regular students,[2] 20,000 students in open learning, 1310 high studies students and 622 faculty members. The library contains some 63,000 volumes (as of 2011).[3]

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  1. ^ Collelo, Thomas (editor) (1987) Syria: A Country Study Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. page 123
  2. ^ a b Lesch, David W. (2005) The new lion of Damascus: Bashar al-Asad and modern Syria Yale University Press, New Haven Connecticut, page 267, ISBN 0-300-10991-1
  3. ^ World Guide to Libraries (25th ed.), De Gruyter Saur, 2011 

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Coordinates: 34°42′46″N 36°42′31″E / 34.71278°N 36.70861°E / 34.71278; 36.70861