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Do you know that Damascus University is the first public university in Arab World?

November 2, 2021

Damascus, SANA- Do you know that the University of Damascus is the first public university in the Arab world.

Founded in 1903, the University of Damascus is the oldest and largest in the Syrian Arab Republic and it has many branches in other provinces.

This Institution of Higher Education had at that time only the faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy.

In 1923, the Faculty of Medicine was merged with the Faculty of Law (founded in 1913) to form the Syrian University.

It remained with that name until 1958 when it began to be called the “University of Damascus.”

It has an institute specialized in teaching the Arabic language to foreigners, which is considered the largest of its kind in the Arab world.

It is one of the largest universities in the Arab world in terms of the number of students (more than 350 thousand according to the latest estimates).