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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 Yemen

Yemen presently has 10 institutions with the status of university, corresponding to a university density of 1:2,400,000 inhabitants, placing Yemen as no. 20 of 22 in the MENA region.
The Lebanese International University has two Yemeni campuses, in San'a and Aden.
Webometrics ranks none of Yemen's universities among the World Top 6000, reflecting the general weakness of the Yemeni educational system.
All in all, higher education in Yemen is extremely poor, the country is by far the worst performer in the Asian part of MENA. As of 2009, little suggest that improvements are in the making, as is the case with the second worst performer, Syria.


  • Sana'a University. Est. 1971
  • Andalus University for Science and Technology. Est. unknown
  • Queen Arwa University. Est. 1996
  • Saba University. Est. 1986

    North and West

  • National University, Ta'izz. Est.
  • Ibb University, Ibb. Est. 1996
  • Hodeidah University, Hudayda. Est. unknown
  • Dhamar University, Dhamar. Est. 1996

    South and East

  • Univeristy of Science & Technology, Aden, Hudayda and Ta'izz. Est. 1994
  • Al-Ahgaff University, Mukalla. Est. 1994

  • By Tore Kjeilen