The Libyan University was established by a Royal Decree on 15th December 1955; the first faculty to be founded was the Faculty of Arts and Education in Benghazi. In 1957, the Faculty of Science was opened to become the core of the Libyan University in Tripoli. In 1966, the Faculty of Agriculture was founded. In 1961, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (The UNESCO) established the College of Higher Technical Studies which was incorporated in 1967 to the Libyan University as the Faculty of Engineering. In 1973, the Libyan University was divided into two: University of Benghazi and University of Tripoli. In 1976, the name of the University of Tripoli was changed to Al Fatah University. Medical Colleges became known as Al Fatah University for Medical Sciences. In 2012, the University regained its original name and the establishment of new faculties has reached to twenty faculties up to date.



The University of Sirte aims to be an internationally acclaimed and leading university in teaching and scientific research.


• Preparing highly qualified and competitive students in all fields of knowledge for the labour market.
• Promoting research related to the development of local communities.
• Reaching out scientifically and culturally to the outside world in order to gain benefits and to promote the local culture and civilization.


• Providing a high-quality teaching programs in all fields of knowledge.
• Achieving a distinguished place in scientific research nationally and internationally.
• Contributing to the development of the local communities and environment.
• Providing the most affective teaching aids and equipments .
• Investing intelligently in human resources.
• Elevating the university’s international ranking.


The University of Benghazi (UoB) was established on December 15,1955 under the name of "Libyan University". The cornerstone of the university was the Faculty of Arts and Education, including 31 students and 6 staff members then. The univesity was founded in the center of Benghazi. In 1973, the university was shifted to its current location at the area of Garyounis. In 1976, the university’s name was changed into "University of Garyounis". Now, the university includes various of faculties and centers of consulting, research, and service. The university is located on an arear of roughly 530 hectares, including a number of students exceeding 70,000, an almost number of staff members, reaching 2,000, and a number of officials and employees, exceeding 5,000. After the revolution of Feb. 17th and based on the decree of the university’s top management, the university has been renamed "University of Benghazi", hoping to achive a new jump towards improvement.


About the University
Al-Zawya University is one of the governmental universities spread throughout Libya. Established in 1988 on the basis of the decision of the General People’s Committee No. (35). She is a member of the Union of Arab Universities, the Union of African Universities and the Union of Islamic Universities.
The University has 23 faculties in Al-Zawia, Al-Ajailat, Zuwara, including the Arts, Teacher Education, Physical Education, Law, Economics, Science, Veterinary, Agricultural, Engineering, Human Medicine, Dentistry, Public health and information technology.
The university currently administers its buildings and faculties on modern buildings and educational facilities in the city of Al-Zawiya, located six kilometers south of the city of Al-Zawia. It occupies about 100 square hectares.
The number of faculty members in the university is 2981 faculty members of whom (2827) national and (154) expatriates. The number of employees is 2400 employees, technicians and 1900 members of the university guards.

University Vision:
Integration in the field of different sciences and their effectiveness to reach a balance between the requirements of the labor market and the outputs of the university.

University Message:

Al-Zawya University is a governmental scientific institution specialized in university education, graduate studies and scientific research. It provides its services to all segments of society through its capabilities and expertise.

Strategic Objectives:
Preparing and qualifying specialists in the branches of science and knowledge and developing their skills to cope with the needs of the labor market and community service.
Contribute to scientific research and various studies to raise the level of the university, and find solutions to the issues facing development in the Libyan society.
Modernize teaching methods and develop mechanisms and methods used in laboratories and laboratories to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the specialized training process.
The introduction of the latest methods and administrative systems and training at the university, to develop the capacity of human cadres.
To provide students with an environment conducive to them and to encourage their programs and activities inside and outside the university.
Commitment to continuous development and improvement in all disciplines and updating of vocabulary and syllabus.
To take care of Arabic as the cultural container of the Arab-Islamic civilization and to support the use of living languages ​​in educational institutions.
Providing scientific consultations to the bodies, institutions, companies, administrative departments and various public and private bodies.
Supporting and activating joint cooperation with universities and other scientific institutions and institutions at home and abroad.
To promote ethics and ethics and to establish the principle of professional ethics, equal opportunities and teamwork.
Spread the culture of environmental sanitation and sustainable development inside and outside the university.


Misurata University is a Libyan university that contributes in growth development and progress promotion through the education of qualified personnel in various scientific fields. In addition to nurturing students’ creativity and sense of exploration, devising plans for human development programs, sustaining a proper atmosphere for a proper educational process and being a consultatory centre in diverse fields of knowledge.

Our Vision:

We aspire to be an educational and academic institution of an international reputation. Graduating specialists holding a distinguished position in scientific research and playing a vital role in lifelong society growth.

Core Values:

Integrity and Accountability.
Transparency and Credibility.
Team Spirit.
Cooperation and Partnership with Relevant Arab and Foreign Institutes.
Our Mission:

Our University seeks to provide distinguished educational and research services, that conform to the global quality standards in various branches of knowledge, by preparing and training graduates, to be able to legitimately compete in domestic and international labor markets. Together with sustaining the proper atmosphere for the conducting of research that can achieve international status. As well as actively contributing to society growth, via influential applicable growth programs, which serve its progress, development and prosperity.