University of Yaoundé

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The University of Yaounde
Yaounde, Centre
Type Public
Established 1962
Campus Urban

The University of Yaoundé is a leading university in Cameroon, located in Yaoundé.

It was built with the help of France and opened in 1962 as the Federal University of Yaoundé, dropping the "Federal" in 1972 when the country was reorganized.

In 1993 following a university reform the University of Yaounde was split into two (Université de Yaoundé I and Université de Yaoundé II) following the university branch-model pioneered by the University of Paris.

The university was selected as the Central Africa node for the post-graduate Pan-African University, with an institute to study social and human sciences and governance. The institute was scheduled to open in September 2011.[1]



  1. ^ "Pan-African University to open first centres". University World News. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 

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