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University of Al-fateh

Region: Tripoli Country: Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

About The University
Al Fateh University (is the largest and most important institute of higher education in providing undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels of study. It is located in the capital The university was founded as an independent university in 1973 as the University of Tripoli when the was divided up.

The first college of what became Al Fateh University was founded in 1957 as the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Libya. In 1966 the Faculty of Agriculture was added, and in 1972 the College of Petroleum and Minerals.In 1973, the University of Libya was split into two independent universities. All the colleges (faculties) located in Tripoli joined the new University of Tripoli while those located in joined the new (later renamed In 1976.

The University of Tripoli was renamed Al Fateh Universityafter the student unrest in April, 1976, where pro-government students chanted Al Fateh. In 2007 a separate Al-Fateh University of Medical Sciences was established in Tripoli, that included the colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Medical Technology.

Faculty of Sciences

The Faculty of Science was established in 1957. It was the first practical college in Libya at that time, and thus became a focus for Libyan students seeking a university degree. The faculty prepares specialists in fundamental and applied sciences, and offers the following degrees:

Faculty of Agriculture was established on 27 June 1966 as a college affiliated with the University of Libya and it was the second faculty established in Tripoli. The main aims of the faculty of agriculture represent in preparing highly qualified agricultural engineers in different specializations, performing agricultural research, and providing consultations and technical services.

The academic study started by matriculation of the first class in 1966/1967 and their number was forty-two students divided on three scientific departments:

  • Department of Plant production.
  • Department of Animal production.
  • Department of Soil and water.

In 1971/1972 the department of food science affiliated to faculty of engineering was joined faculty of agriculture.

The department of plant production was consisted of five branches: agricultural economics, horticulture, field crops, plant protection, and agricultural engineering.

In 1978 these branches changed to become departments and two departments were added to the faculty in the same year (department of pasture and forests and department of home economics). In 1995 the department of hydroponics was established in the faculty and department of political culture was innovated in 2002. So the total number of departments in the faculty becomes twelve, in addition to general department that students have a preliminary year before joining specialized scientific departments.

Springing from the attention of Al-Fateh Revolution to build and develop educational and agricultural sectors, the facilities of the faculty witnessed a huge development represented in inauguration of new building of the faculty in 1979. It has been observed that there is a great increase in the numbers of students who join the faculty. This increase reflects the capacity of the faculty and its importance as a faculty affiliated to Al-Fateh University.

The numbers of graduates witness a great development; as the number of graduates develops from 29 in 1969/1970 to 7044 in the autumn of 2002-2003. In 1966 there was one Libyan member of the faculty work in the faculty of Agriculture. During 1980s a number of envoys abroad come back to Libya to form high percentage of Libyan professors in the faculty as their number reaches 208 professors; including 37 envoys still abroad, in addition to five Arab professors.

When faculty of agriculture was inaugurated in 1966, the study was held in buildings of faculty of science till 1978. In 1979 the new faculty has been inaugurated that regarded one of the most prominent achievements of Al-Fateh Revolution. The faculty building was one of the largest buildings not only in Libya,

It was established in was called faculty of high technical studies within scientific and technical cooperation program with , so it was the first Engineering faculty established in the Libya. In 1967; the faculty joined the University of Libya and called faculty of Engineering. In 1972; faculty of was established that formed the University of Tripoli along with faculty of Engineering and faculty of Science in 1973. Faculty of Engineering and other faculties were cores of AI Fateh University. In 1978; Nuclear and Electronic Engineering Faculty was joined the university.

In 1985; faculty of Petroleum Engineering was merged with Faculty of Engineering according to the policy of connecting faculties and high institutes with engineering research centers. In 1988, the Nuclear and Electronic Engineering Faculty was merged into the Faculty of Engineering.

However, the Faculty of Engineering has a leading role in its scientific career, this role is increasingly important to go side by side with technical development specially in the fields of communications and information engineering, new materials and their application, sustainable and renewable energy, modern techniques of building and construction and their effects on the environment and etc. In response to this development; faculty of Engineering made changes in academic courses and academic structure. The faculty of engineering that had four departments only in the past; has been developed to have fourteen departments to meet the needs and requirements of Libyan society and to achieve its aims and visions.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Faculty of veterinary medicine was established in 1975 by the decree issued. The faculty is a scientific organization that graduates veterinarians enable to participate in solving problems of animal health, preventive medicine, animal production, and food control. The faculty of veterinary medicine is a research institution to understand and finding solutions for many problems face the society in the field of animal health, introducing proper new techniques in diagnosis, medication, production, in addition to research side in basic applied sciences.

Faculty of Physical Education

Department of physical and sports education at faculty of education in Al-Fateh University in the Libya was established in 1979. The department also aimed to achieve people's sports goals for the health of people's community and to be an educational entity that provides consultation and prepare qualified educational cadres in this major, and to react positively with youth bodies and organizations inside and outside Libya.

In order to keep pace with the development that accompanies sports movement, Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi insisted that the faculty of physical education shall become, in the future, an academy for sciences of physical education and people's sports, and to accompany with the growing interest to prepare teaching cadres of bachelors in all programs of physical and sports education in the Libya and to develop academic programs and courses to meet the needs of the society, in addition to changing general departments to specialized ones.


Faculty of education is one of Al-Fateh University; it is a continuation of high institution of teachers with its scientific educational departments to meet the needs of society from scientific and educational qualified teachers in accordance with integrated academic program as follow:

Study at faculty is by year system (four years) to academic year 2007/2008; then the study changed to academic class from 2008/2009; as the study period depends on what the student has fulfilled of courses as requirements for graduation, then the student grants the bachelor's degree of science and education or bachelor's degree of arts and education. All branches of specialized high schools are accepted in the faculty.

The visit of to the department of Art and Music Education on the Thursday morning 13 May 1985 was the start of higher education arts studies in Libya. During the visit the light was shed on the importance of arts and how it can be utilized to the interest of people's community. Accordingly, the general people's committee issued the decree No. 999 of 1985 regarding the establishment the center of fine and applied arts. Later the center developed to become the faculty of arts and media for the importance of media in community service.

University of Al-fateh Degree Programs :


  • Bachelor Degree
  • MBBS
  • Master Degree
  • MD Anaesthesiology
  • MD Anatomy
  • MD Biochemistry
  • MD Community Medicine
  • MD Dermatology
  • MD Emergency Medicine
  • MD General Medicine
  • MD Microbiology
  • MD Paediatrics
  • MD Pathology
  • MD Pharmacology
  • MD Physiology
  • MD Psychiatry
  • MD Radiodiagnosis
  • MD Skin & V.D
  • MD TB & Chest Diseases
  • MS Anatomy
  • MS ENT
  • MS General Surgery
  • MS Ophthalmology
  • MS Orthopaedics


  • Bachelor Degree
  • BDS
  • Master Degree
  • MDS


  • Bachelor Degree
  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
  • Master Degree
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Doctorate/PhD
  • Ph.D. Nursing


  • Bachelor Degree
  • B.Pharm. (Bachelor of Pharmacy)
  • Master Degree
  • M.Pharm
  • Doctorate/PhD
  • Ph.D. (Pharmaceutics)

Public Health

  • Master Degree
  • Master of Science in Public Health

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Contact Details

Address: Sidy Almasry, Al Furnaj Road, Tripoli, Tripoli

218 (21) 462 7910

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