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Sanaa University

Coordinates: 15°21′54.33″N 44°11′4.08″E / 15.3650917°N 44.1844667°E / 15.3650917; 44.1844667
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Sana'a University
جامعة صنعاء
ChancellorDr. Abdulhakim Al-Sharjbi
PresidentDr. Faozi Alsagheer
StudentsAround 8,000–14,000 every year

Sana'a University (Arabic: جامعة صنعاء Jāmiʿat Ṣanʿāʾ) 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 Sanaa, 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). The university includes several accommodation buildings for staff and students and is partnered with the Kuwait University Hospital for medical students.[1]


New Sanaa University

When Sanaa 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. As of 2005, Sanaa University was composed of twenty faculties with 12 faculties at the main campus of Sanaa and eight others at different branches throughout the country.

The university started postgraduate studies at the start of the 1980s.[2]


  • 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
  • Faculty of Publication

Notable faculty[edit]

  • Nasser al-Aulaqi, Yemeni Agriculture Minister and president of Sanaa University.[3][4][5][6][7]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sanaa University Facilities (in Arabic)". Sanaa University. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Sanaa University About Page". Sanaa University (Arabic). Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  3. ^ Raghavan, Sudarsan (10 December 2009). "Cleric linked to Fort Hood attack grew more radicalized in Yemen". Washington Post. Retrieved 10 December 2009.
  4. ^ Shane, Scott (18 November 2009). "Born in U.S., a Radical Cleric Inspires Terror". New York Times. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  5. ^ Holmes, Oliver (5 November 2009). "Why Yemen Hasn't Arrested Terrorist Cleric Anwar al-Awlaki". TIME. Archived from the original on 12 November 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  6. ^ Warren Richey (31 August 2010). "Anwar al-Awlaki: ACLU wants militant cleric taken off US 'kill list'". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  7. ^ UPI staff reporter (11 November 2009). "Imam in Fort Hood case born in New Mexico". United Press International. Retrieved 13 November 2009.
  8. ^ Agence France Presse. "Tawakkol Karman, figure emblématique du soulèvement au Yémen." NordNet, 7 October 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2011 nordnet.fr.
  9. ^ C. Jacobs. 24 October 2011. "Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkul Karman – A Profile." Middle East Research Institute, Inquiry & Analysis Series Report No.752. Retrieved 24 October 2011 MEMRI
  10. ^ "Khalid A. Ahmed".

External links[edit]

  • Official website
  • Matriculation guide booklet – Sanaa University, annually revised in Arabic for advanced students.

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