University of Yaoundé I

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University of Yaoundé I
Université de Yaoundé I
Campus University of Yaoundé I (2014) view from scolarité 2.JPG
The campus of University of Yaoundé I in Ngoa-Ekelle
MottoSapientia - collativa - cognitio
Established1993 (1993)[1]
RectorMaurice Aurélien Sosso[2]
Location, ,
CampusNgoa-Ekelle (main campus)
LanguageFrench, English

The University of Yaoundé I (French: Université de Yaoundé I) is a public university in Cameroon, located in the capital Yaoundé. It was formed in 1993 following a university reform that split the country's oldest university, the University of Yaoundé, into two separate entities: the University of Yaoundé I and the University of Yaoundé II.

The University of Yaounde I, consists of:

  • the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Faculté des Arts, Lettres et Sciences Humaines, short FALSH)
  • the Faculty of Sciences (Faculté des Sciences, short FS)
  • the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (Faculté de Médecine et de Sciences Biomédicales, short FMSB).
  • The higher teacher's Training College of Yaounde HTTC
  • The National Advanced School of Engineering
  • The Higher Teacher's Training Technical School of Ebolowa.

The main university complex is Ngoa-Ekelle with several satellite campuses elsewhere.[3]


  1. ^ Décret N° 93/026 du 19 janvier 1993 Portant création d'Universités Archived 2013-08-10 at the Wayback Machine (retrieved on 18 March 2015)
  2. ^ Administration Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine (retrieved 18 March 2015)
  3. ^ Presentation of the University Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine (retrieved on 18 March 2015)

Coordinates: 3°51′25″N 11°30′05″E / 3.8570°N 11.5013°E / 3.8570; 11.5013