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Syria
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Economy
a. Figures
4. Health
5. Education
a. Universities
6. Demographics
7. Religions
a. Freedom
8. Peoples
9. Languages
10. History
11. Cities and Towns



























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Universities in Syria
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Syria presently has 12 universities, 7 private, corresponding to a university density of 1:1,700,000 inhabitants, placing Syria as no. 18 of 22 in the MENA region.
. There is some confusion about how many private universities are open by now, in addition to the present 7, there are several proposed and under development.
No Syrian university make it the Top World 6000 listing on Webometrics.
Overall, higher educaiton in Syria is far behind neighbouring countries, a legacy of the former regime of Hafez al-Assad. The regime of his son, Bashar al-Assad, has launched reforms that may within a few years make Syria score better internationally. Before any such effect takes place, Syria is the second-worst performer in the field of higher education in the Middle East, only Yemen is behind.

Damascus

  • Damascus University. Public. Est. 1923 Website Arabic only

    Aleppo

  • University of Aleppo. Public. Est. 1958 Website Arabic only
  • Private University of Science and Arts. Private. Est. 2002

    Homs

  • Al-Baath University. Public. Est. 1979 Website Arabic only

    Latakia

  • Tishreen University. Public. Est. 1971 Website Arabic only

    Raqqa

  • Ittihad Private University. Private. Est. 2003. Also a branch in Aleppo

    Deir ez-Zawr

  • Furat University. Public. Est. unknown. Also with branches in Raqqa and Hassake.

    Valley of Christians

  • Wadi International University, Wadi an-Nasraa. Private. Est. 2005 Website Arabic only
  • Al-Hwash University, Al-Hwash. Private. Est. unknown

    Deir Atieh

  • University of Kalamoun. Private. Est. 2001 Website Arabic only

    Umm al-Qusur

  • International University for Science & Technology. Private. Est. unknown

    Qadmus

  • Al-Andalus University for Medical Sciences. Private. Est. 2005




  • By Tore Kjeilen