Index / Education
Algeria / Education /
Algeria has as of 2009, 33 universities, corresponding to a university density of 1:1,030,000 inhabitants, placing Algeria as no. 16 of 22 in the MENA region.
In addition, there are 13 university centres, 13 national superior schools and 4 normal superior schools, altogether 64 institutions of higher education.
Out of the 33 universities, only 3 make it to the World Top 6000 list with Webometrics: Djillali Liabes University at no. 4116; Abou Bakr Belkaïd University at 4143; and University of Batna at 5548. In this respect, Algeria is with 9% of its universities on this list, ranked 14 of 22 in MENA.
Algeria scores modestly in the field of higher education. Density is low, and international ranking also low. In North Africa, Algeria scores right in the middle between the other countries.
Central regionsUniversity of Algiers, Algiers. Est. 1859.
University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediène (USTHB), Algiers. Est. 1974.
Saad Dahlab University, Blida. Est. 1981.
Université de Bejaia, Bejaïa. Est. 1983.
Ziane Achour University, Djelfa. Est. unknown.
Yahia Fares University, Medea. Est. unknown.
Hassiba Ben Bouali University, Ech Cheliff. Est. 1983.
University M'hamed Bougara, Boumerdes. Est. 1998.
Mouloud Mammeri Univerisity, Tizi Ouzou. Est. 1977.
Eastern regionsBadji Mokhtar University, Annaba. Est. 1975.
Mentouri University, Constantine. Est. 1969.
University of Batna, Batna. Est. 1977.
University of Jijel, Jijel. Est. 1998.
Cheikh Larbi Tebessi University, Tebessa. Est. 1992.
Larbi Ben M'hidi University, Oum El-Bouaghi. Est. unknown.
Ferhat Abbas Univeristy, Setif. Est. 1978.
8 May 1945 University, Guelma. Est. 1992.
Mohamed Khider University, Biskra. Est. 1998.
University of M'sila, M'sila. Est. 2001.
Emir Abdelkader University for Islamic Sciences, Constantine. Est. 1984.
20 August 1955 University, Skikda. Est. 2001.
Western regionsUniversity of Mostaganem, Mostaganem. Est. 1978.
University of Oran Es-Senia, Oran. Est. 1961.
Mohamed Boudiaf University of Science and Technology, Oran. Est. 1975.
Djillali Liabes University, Sidi Bel Abbes. Est. 1978.
Abou Bakr Belkaïd University, Tlemcen. Est. 1974.
Mustapha Stambouli University, Mascara. Est. 1986.
University of Saida, Saida. Est. 1998.
Ibn Khaldoun University, Tiaret. Est. 1980.
Saharan regionsUniversity de Bechar, Bechar. Est. 1986.
Amar Telidji University, Laghouat. Est. 1986.
Kasdi Merbah University, Ouargla. Est. 1987.
University of Colonel Ahmed Draya, Adrar. Est. 2001.
The Ministery of Higher Education and Scientific Research provides a list of universities which is slightly different from the list above. LookLex only lists confirmed universities; some unlisted by us may be yet to open, some may have been closed down or merged.