Aden University

University of Aden
جامعة عـدن
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Established1970; 51 years ago (1970)
PresidentAlkhader Nasser Laswar

The University of Aden is the second Yemeni university founded in the Republic of Yemen, after Sana'a University.


The foundation of the College of Education in 1970 and Nasser’s College for Agricultural Sciences in 1972 was the launching point of the University of Aden. The two colleges were under the jurisdiction and authority of the Minister of Education. In 1974 the College of Economics was founded. Every college constitutes an administrative unit.

When necessity arose for the foundation more colleges, a ministerial decree was issued providing for the formation of a ministerial committee for the University Town presided by the prime minister.

On 10 September 1975, statute No. 22 for 1975 was issued pertaining to the foundation of the University of Aden as a scientific establishment. The statute determines the goals of the University of Aden as follows:

In the year of its foundation, the university had already embraced the following colleges:

From 1975 to 1999 a number of colleges and affiliate colleges were founded:

Partial closure[]

On 29 December 2015, Islamist gunmen forced the faculties of administrative sciences, law, and engineering to close, citing unacceptable levels of gender integration.[1]


  1. ^ "Gunmen shut Yemen university faculties for mixing of sexes". World Tribune. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015.

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