University of Sfax

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University of Sfax
Type Public
Established 1986
Rector Hamed Ben Dhia
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 48,514
Location Sfax, Tunisia
Affiliations UNIMED

The University of Sfax is a university located in Sfax, Tunisia. It was founded in 1986 and is organized in 8 Faculties. The University of Sfax (جامعة صفاقس) is a university based in Sfax (Tunisia).

It was founded in 1986 under the name University of the South and then covers all academic institutions in the South. It is divided into three universities, including the current University of Sfax, with the creation of the University of Gabes in 2003 and the University of Gafsa in 2004.


The University of Sfax had 43,473 in 2008-2009. The students were distributed between 21 higher education institutions, five research faculties, three colleges, twelve institutes, and a research center. They are the:

Faculty of Medicine;

Faculty of Economics and Management;

Faculty of Law;

Faculty of Arts and Humanities;

Faculty of Science;

National Engineering School;

Graduate School of Business;

Graduate School of Science and Technology in Health;

Higher Institute of Arts and Crafts;

Institute of Music;

Higher Institute of Computer Science and Multimedia;

Higher Institute of Business Administration;

Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education;

Preparatory Institute for Engineering Studies;

Institute of High Business Studies;

Higher Institute of Industrial Management;

Higher Institute of Electronics and Communication;

Higher Institute of Biotechnology;

Higher Institute of Technological Studies;

Institute of the Olive Tree;

Biotechnology Center.

The University of Sfax maintains partnerships with large corporations and academic cooperation in research and exchange programs with foreign universities in several countries like France, Canada, Belgium, Morocco, etc.

See also

External links

  • University of Sfax Website (in Arabic) (in French) (in English)

Coordinates: 34°44′13.5″N 10°44′36.8″E / 34.737083°N 10.743556°E / 34.737083; 10.743556

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