University of Batna
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The University of Batna (French: Université de Batna, also named Université Colonel Hadj Lakhdar, Arabic: جامعة باتنة) is a public university in the city of Batna, Algeria. It was created in 1977 and is one of the largest universities in North Africa. It has eight faculties and over 31,000 students.
When the university was created, it started with two institutes, Law sciences and Arabic Literature and Language. It later gained several institutes including Exact sciences, Biological sciences, Medical sciences, Economic sciences, Foreign languages and Agronomy.
In 1985 the university was reorganized under a new administrative structure called INES (National Institutes of High Education), and in 1990, it was again replaced by many institutes, each of which contains many departments.
In 2001, it was reorganized to a set of faculties. Each faculty has departments spread in nine sites around the city. The new and the most important site of the university, located in the southern area of the city of Batna, has four faculties, the central library and many infrastructures.
The Head of the university is Dr. Zireg Moussa.
Faculties and departments
The Faculty of Engineering Sciences includes all technological branches. It has 10 departments, over 311 professors and 5,000 students. The departments are
- Electrical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- TCT in preparing for engineer's diploma
Hygiene and Safety
The Institute of Hygiene and Industrial Safety of the University of Batna offers a degree either in engineering or in Licence(Bachelor degree)
- Industrial Security
- (Hygiene,Occupational Safety and Health )the newest major (Houssem RnB)with seif Said and Imed Artist and Hakim Admigha
- Arabic Language and Literature
- History and Archaeology
- Intensive Language Learning
The Faculty of Sciences contains eight departments, more than 200 professors and 7,000 students.
- SETI : First year in Exact Sciences
- Computer Science
- Veterinary Sciences
Created in 1980, the faculty of Economic Sciences has 4650 students.
Social and Islamic Sciences
The Faculty of Social and Islamic Sciences was created in 1998 by transferring the National Institute of Islamic Sciences to a faculty belonging to the University of Batna. The idea of establishing this national institute started in 1980 under the leadership of Abidi Mouhamed Tahar called Hadj Lakhdar, one of the leaders of The Algerian Revolutionary War. It includes the following sections :
Medical Studies in the University of Batna started in 1979. In 2001 the department of Pharmacy started its activities with courses and it has been running at good conditions though its position within the same structure with the department of Agronomy.
The Law Sciences faculty was established in 1998 according to act number 213-89. The faculty includes three sections :