Sana'a University

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Sana'a University
جامعة صنعــاء
Sana'a University Logo.jpg
Type Public
Established 1970
Chancellor Dr. Abdulhakim Al-Sharjbi
President Dr. Faozi Alsagheer
Students Around 8,000–14,000 every year
Location Sana'a, Yemen

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 / 15.3481000°N 44.1907861°E / 15.3481000; 44.1907861 (Old University), and was built on the grounds of the old Jewish cemetery.


New Sana'a University

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.


  • Faculty Of Engineering
  • Faculty Of Computer & Information Technology
  • Faculty Of Commerce & Economics
  • Faculty Of Medicine
  • Faculty Of Dentistry
  • Faculty Of Pharmacy
  • Faculty Of Science
  • Faculty Of Agriculture
  • Faculty Of Law & Legislation
  • Faculty Of Education
  • Faculty Of Art
  • Faculty Of Languages - ru
  • Faculty Of Publication
  • Faculty Of Education - Mahout
  • Faculty Of Education - Khaulan
  • Faculty Of Education - Marib
  • Faculty Of Education - Arhab

Notable faculty[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


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External links[edit]


  • Sana'a University, website.
  • Matriculation guide booklet - Sana'a University, annually revised in Arabic for advanced students.

Coordinates: 15°21′54.33″N 44°11′4.08″E / 15.3650917°N 44.1844667°E / 15.3650917; 44.1844667