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Syria / Education /
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.
DamascusDamascus University. Public. Est. 1923 Website Arabic only
AleppoUniversity of Aleppo. Public. Est. 1958 Website Arabic only
Private University of Science and Arts. Private. Est. 2002
HomsAl-Baath University. Public. Est. 1979 Website Arabic only
LatakiaTishreen University. Public. Est. 1971 Website Arabic only
RaqqaIttihad Private University. Private. Est. 2003. Also a branch in Aleppo
Deir ez-ZawrFurat University. Public. Est. unknown. Also with branches in Raqqa and Hassake.
Valley of ChristiansWadi International University, Wadi an-Nasraa. Private. Est. 2005 Website Arabic only
Al-Hwash University, Al-Hwash. Private. Est. unknown
Deir AtiehUniversity of Kalamoun. Private. Est. 2001 Website Arabic only
Umm al-QusurInternational University for Science & Technology. Private. Est. unknown
QadmusAl-Andalus University for Medical Sciences. Private. Est. 2005