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University of Annaba

Badji Mokhtar University, Annaba (UBMA)
جامعة باجي مختار, عنابة
Established 1975
Type Public
Students 45,985
Undergraduates 42,446
Postgraduates 3539
Location Annaba, Algeria
Nickname UBMA

The Badji Mokhtar University (Arabic: جامعة باجي مختار‎), also called Annaba University or UBMA, is located in Annaba, on the north eastern coast of Algeria.

It is founded in 1975 and is organized into 7 faculties.


  • General 1
  • Organization 2
  • Campus 3
  • Student housing 4
  • Cooperation and partnerships 5
  • Alumni and Student Association 6


The university has 45000 students, 2210 lecturers, and 1900 administrative and support staff. UBMA offers courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Every year over 8,000 national and international graduate and postgraduate students choose the university for study. UBMA is involved in bilateral exchange agreements.


Faculties are:


The university campus is located over four districts in Annaba:

  • Annaba -City Campus-
    • Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Sidi Achour Campus
    • Faculty of Law and Law Science
    • Faculty of Economical Sciences
  • El Bouni Campus
    • Faculty of Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Sidi Ammar Campus
    • Central Administration
    • Faculty of Science
    • Faculty of Engineering Sciences
    • Faculty of Earth Sciences

Student housing

According to Algerian law dormitories are free, there are around 13 which are co-administered between the university and the National Office of Universities. They are near the four campuses in Annaba. All the students who study there (except those who live in Annaba), have the priority to have accommodation, with priority to foreign students .

Cooperation and partnerships

Annaba University is a member of international networks, associations and agencies such as:

  • Association of Universities of the Francophonie (AUF),
  • Association of Arab Universities (AARU),
  • The Association of African Universities (AAU),
  • Mediterranean Universities Union, UNIMED,
  • Consortium Europe-Maghreb des Universités en Réseau (CEMUR),
  • Euro-Mediterranean Universities (TETHYS).

UBMA has international partnerships for research and exchange programmes with:

  • 24 French universities
  • 12 Arab universities
  • 11 European universities
  • 1 Mining School of Niger
  • Oural University - Russia

Alumni and Student Association

There's no official Student Organization representing the University of Annaba (the most notable unofficial Alumni Group is Annaba University Alumni.

==See also
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