Al-Karaounine University

About first universities, it was surprised to me when I heard that Al-Karaounine University is to be considered the first university. I goggled about it, and I figured out some information.

The University of Al-Karaouine or Al-Qarawiyyin is the first university in the world located in Fes, Moroco which was founded in 859. It has been and continues to be one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim World. A lot of famous people were graduated from it.

Also, I learned about US higher education. In 1837, women were able to go to university, and women’s colleges were founded. I Libya, women was able to go to university in 1960. I think first women who graduated from university were in 1963. Now, a lot of women can go to university in Libya, and they can get high education as well. Also, there are a lot of women working as faculty members in Libyan universities.

By the way the first Libyan man who graduated from US University was 1952.