Damascus University

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جامعة دمشق
University of Damascus
founding 1923
Sponsorship state
place Damascus
country SyriaSyria Syria
Rector Wael Mualla
Students 85,000
Networks FUIW
Website damascusuniversity.edu.sy (engl.)

The University of Damascus ( Arabic جامعة دمشق, DMG Ǧāmiʿat Dimašq ) is a state university in Damascus and with over 85,000 students and 2,000 academic staff the largest university in Syria .

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Civil Engineering


Damascus University is the oldest university in the country. It was created in 1923 through the merger of a medical school (founded in 1903) and a law school (founded in 1913). Until the University of Aleppo was founded in 1958, it was known as the Syrian University and, according to its website, is now divided into 19 faculties. The individual departments are housed in buildings on both sides of Filasteen-Straße in the center of Neustadt.

The courses are taught almost exclusively in Arabic. The affiliated institute for Arabic language offers language courses for non-Arabic speaking foreigners.

Web links

Commons : University of Damascus  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b List of Members. (pdf) In: www.fumi-fuiw.org. Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World, 2017, p. 8 , accessed on September 7, 2019 .