Mohammed V University (Rabat, Morocco) was founded in 1957 under a royal decree (Dahir). It is the first modern university in Morocco after the University of al-Qarawiyyin in Fez.
The university is named for Mohammed V, the former King of Morocco who died in 1961. In 1993, it was divided into two independent universities:
In 2015 the two universities merged into one, known as Mohammed V University, but maintaining the two campuses.
Coordinates: 33°59′06″N 6°51′43″W / 33.985°N 6.862°W