The University of Kairouan was created following the decree N ° 2004-2102 of September 2, 2004 concerning the creation of the universities by the decree N ° 2008-2716 of August 4, 2008, organization of the universities and institutions of higher education and research and the rules of their operation.


The University of Gabes, was created on August 4, 2003, by Decree No. 1662 to contribute to the development of teaching and scientific research in the South-East District (Gabes Governorate, Medenine Governorate, Tataouine Governorate, Kebili Governorate).


The University of Jendouba was created by the decree number 1662-2003 of August 4, 2003 concretizing the policy of the state in its will to decentralize the knowledge and the technology and to promote the vital role of the university in the region North West with four governorates (Jendouba, Beja, Kef and Siliana).

Since its inception, the University of Jendouba has experienced significant development both in terms of the number of institutions created and the number of students, teachers and administrative staff.

It also offers a wide range of training: languages ​​and humanities, arts and crafts, music and theater, legal sciences, economics, management, agriculture, biotechnology, computer science, sports and physical education.

The University of Jendouba has 13 university institutions (1 faculty, 2 schools and 10 institutes) of which 5 are co-supervised: 3 with the Ministry of Agriculture, 1 with the Ministry of Health and 1 with the Ministry of Youth and Sport.


Created by the law n ° 86-80 of August 9th, 1986, the university of Monastir took its new name under the decree n ° 91-1999 of December 31st, 1991 to become the University of the Center ensuring the scientific and pedagogical supervision settlements in the governorates of Sousse, Monastir, Kairouan and Mahdia. For the 1987/88 academic year, just over 6,000 students were enrolled and spread across 13 institutions

The University of the Center has seen its numbers grow considerably from year to year, bringing together 45,000 students in 2000-2001 and nearly 60,000 in 30 institutions. On the occasion of the celebration of the Knowledge Day (16 July 2004), the University of the Center is divided into 3 and received a new name "University of Sousse", under Decree No. 2115-2004 of 02 September 2004.

The University of Sousse offers a range of academic and professional training in the Basic, Legal, Economic and Management Sciences, Technical, Agronomic, Medical, Paramedical, Arts and Crafts, Humanities and Social Sciences.


Created on September 4, 2004, the University of Gafsa provides scientific and pedagogical supervision over schools in the governorates of Gafsa and Tozeur.

For the 2015-2016 academic year a little over 8750 students are enrolled and spread over 10 institutions. With 42 licenses and 22 masters, the University of Gafsa offers a range of academic and professional training in the basic, economic and management sciences, technical, sports, arts and crafts, languages and humanities. The University of Gafsa has 04 research units and 48 university cooperation agreements.


The University of Monastir’s proud heritage of academic excellence dates back to its founding in 2004 (Decree n° 2102 of 2004). Its foundation was part of the reform that the Tunisian university educational system perceived. Its creation aims at developing the service quality under decentralization, by improving the efficiency as part of a new approach that takes into account the scientific, academic and social considerations.

Over the years, The University of Monastir grew and prospered, becoming one of main components of the university landscape in Tunisia

Today, the University of Monastir is serving around 16.000 students annually in 16 institutions distributed among the governorates of Monastir and Mahdia. All of them are well rooted and contribute generously in the innovation of modern Tunisia proving that the University Monastir is certainly a valuable asset playing an important role to avail the overall knowledge of the society .


The Tunisian Virtual University (UVT), a public institution created in January 2002, has the main mission of developing online courses and university programs for Tunisian universities.

the UVT provides its students with vocational courses adapted to the needs of the economic, social, national and international environment.

The UVT will continue to offer distance or hybrid training and will develop appropriate techno-pedagogical models. It will be an innovative university of reference at the national and international level as it is resolutely turned towards innovation accompanied by an ambitious research policy. It will network with the entire Tunisian and international academic world and operators in the field of information and communication technologies.


The University of Carthage (UCAR), founded in 1988, is a Tunisian public institution of education and research under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

The UCAR, through its various institutions, is a multidisciplinary university which delivers 303 degrees in the different levels of training, ie preparatory courses for Engineering studies and Aggregation, Fundamental Bachelor’s degree (30) Applied Bachelor’s degree (45) Research Master’s degree (50), Professional Master’s degree (47), National Diploma of Engineering (30), National Diplomas of Audiovisual (6) and Doctorates (26).

The university has 2,325 permanent teachers providing researchers in addition to their mission of training and mentoring, training through research at the Graduate Schools (8) and research activities organized as part of Laboratories (39) and ‘Units (27).

This important human resource potential is administratively and technically accompanied by a staff of 1,373 persons between administrators (17%), engineers and technicians (15%) and workers (48%).