【GreaterDive】Oldest University: The University of al-Qarawiyyin

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Morocco
By GreaterGo Editor
23 Jan 2024

Oldest University: The University of al-Qarawiyyin

The University of al-Qarawiyyin, which is located in Morocco, is recognised by UNESCO and Guinness World Records as the oldest existing, continually operating educational institution in the world.

Located in the medina (old town) of Fez, Morocco, the university forms a complex of buildings together with a mosque and madrasa. It has a variety of faculties which provide teaching of Islamic laws, Arabic language and literature, theology, philosophy and others. It has once become the leading spiritual and educational centre in the Muslim world.

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