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About The University

History

Creation and establishment

The Libyan University is the former name of the first Libyan university established in Benghazi with the promulgation of the law establishing the university on Thursday, December 15, 1955, immediately after Libya’s independence.
The university began its career according to the following stations:
On Sunday, January 22, 1956, the university officially opened.
On Monday, January 23, 1956, the study actually began.
The university began its career at the Faculty of Arts and Education and received (31) students whom were supervised by (6) faculty members, and (9) employees assisted in the management of the university.
1957 The establishment of The Faculty of Commerce and Economics.
1962 The establishment of The Faculty of Law.
On October 6, 1968 The foundation stone of the university campus was laid.
1970 The establishment of The Faculty of Human Medicine.
1970 The Faculty of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies is based in Al-Bayda.
On August 1973 The name of the university changed to be Benghazi University.
1973 The establishment of The Faculty of Engineering.
1974 The establishment of The faculty of oral, dental, medicine, surgery and faculty of science.
1974 The university moved from its old headquarters inside Benghazi to its current headquarters in the university campus in Qaryounis region.
1975 The establishment of The Faculty of Agriculture.
1976 The name was changed from Benghazi University to Qaryounis University.
On September 1984 the medical colleges were joined together at one university called the Arab Medical University.
1989 The establishment of The Faculty of Pharmacy.
1994 The establishment of The the Faculty of Public Health.
1999 Medical colleges were re-integrated into the University of Qaryounis.
2004 The establishment of The Faculty of Education.
2006 The establishment of The Technology.
2007 Medical colleges seceded under the name “Arab Medical University”.
2007 The establishment of The College of Nursing.
On February 17, 2011 The name returns to Benghazi University and is joined by medical colleges.
2011 The establishment of The Faculty of Information.
2015 The establishment of The Faculty of Technical Medical Sciences.
2019 The establishment of The Faculty of Physical Education and the College of Languages.

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