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Street:BP 5005



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A traditional and distance learning institution.

Institution Funding



Founded 1918 as Ecole de Médecine, became Institut des hautes Etudes 1950 and 'Université de Dakar by decree 1957. Acquired current title 1987. A State institution.

Academic Year

October to July (October-February; March-July)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate (baccalauréat) or recognized equivalent; entrance examination.



Accrediting Agency

Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche (MESR); Autorité nationale d’Assurance Qualité de l’Enseignement supérieur (ANAQ-Sup); Conseil Africain et Malgache pour l'Enseignement Supérieur (CAMES)

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Ahmadou Aly Mbaye

Job title:Recteur

International Relations Officer : Papa Alioune Ndao

Job title:Responsable des relations internationales

top Divisions

Centre : Applied Linguistics

Fields of study:African Languages, Applied Linguistics, English, French

More details:CLAD

Centre : Information Sciences and Techniques

Fields of study:Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, English, French, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Political Sciences, Social Sciences

More details:CESTI

Centre : Psychological Research

Fields of study:Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology

More details:CRPP

Centre : Renewable Energies Research

Fields of study:Energy Engineering, Natural Resources

More details:CERER

Faculty : Arts and Humanities

Fields of study:Arabic, Arts and Humanities, English, Geography (Human), German, Germanic Studies, History, Italian, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Persian, Philosophy, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Russian, Sociology, Spanish

More details:FLSH

Faculty : Economics and Management

Fields of study:Economics, Management, Mathematics

More details:FASEG

Faculty : Education and Training Sciences and Technologies

Fields of study:Arabic, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Geography (Human), German, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Romance Languages, Russian, Secondary Education, Slavic Languages, Teacher Training

More details:FASTEF

Faculty : Law and Political Science

Fields of study:Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, History of Law, Human Rights, Law, Political Sciences, Private Law, Public Law

More details:FSJP

Faculty : Medicine, Pharmacy and Odonto-Stomatology

Fields of study:Alternative Medicine, Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cardiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Gerontology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Haematology, Hepatology, Immunology, Medical Technology, Medicine, Microbiology, Nephrology, Neurological Therapy, Occupational Health, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Parasitology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Pneumology, Public Health, Radiology, Safety Engineering, Sports Medicine, Stomatology, Surgery, Toxicology, Urology, Venereology

More details:FMPOS

Faculty : Science and Technology

Fields of study:Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics

More details:FST

Institute : Applied Nuclear Technology

Fields of study:Nuclear Engineering

More details:ITNA

Institute : Applied Tropical Medicine

Fields of study:Tropical Medicine

More details:IMTA

Institute : Black Africa Fundamental Studies

Fields of study:African Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Botany, Cultural Studies, Geography (Human), Geological Engineering, Histology, Information Sciences, Islamic Studies, Linguistics, Marine Biology, Modern Languages, Prehistory, Social Sciences, Sociology, Zoology

More details:IFAN

Institute : Earth Sciences

Fields of study:Earth Sciences, Geology

More details:IST

Institute : Environmental Studies

Fields of study:Environmental Studies

More details:ISE

Institute : Fishery and Aquaculture

Fields of study:Aquaculture, Fishery

More details:IUPA

Institute : French for Foreign Students

Fields of study:Foreign Languages Education, French

More details:IFEE

Institute : Health and Development

Fields of study:Development Studies, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Epidemiology, Gender Studies, Health Sciences, Public Health

More details:ISED

Institute : Human Rights and Peace

Fields of study:Human Rights, Peace and Disarmament

More details:IDHP

Institute : Popular Education and Sport

Fields of study:Education, Physical Education, Sports, Sports Management

More details:INSEPS

Institute : Research and Study of Population Development and Reproductive Health

Fields of study:Demography and Population, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Health Sciences

More details:IPDSR

Institute : Social Paediatrics

Fields of study:Midwifery, Nursing, Paediatrics, Social Work

More details:IPS

Research Division : Mathematics, Physics and Technology Teaching

Fields of study:Mathematics Education, Physics, Science Education, Technology Education

More details:IREMPT

School : Applied Economics

Fields of study:Development Studies, Economics, Education, Management, Regional Planning, Town Planning

More details:ESEA

School : Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists

Fields of study:Archiving, Documentation Techniques, Information Sciences, Library Science

More details:EBAD

School : Polytechnic

Fields of study:Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Control Engineering, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Heating and Refrigeration, Management, Materials Engineering, Microbiology, Technology, Telecommunications Engineering

More details:ESP

School : Technology and Vocational Teacher Training

Fields of study:Administration, Economics, Educational and Student Counselling, Home Economics, Industrial Maintenance, Management, Secretarial Studies, Teacher Training, Technology Education

More details:ENSETP

top Degrees


Diplôme d'Ingénieur

Diplôme de Docteur


Fields of study:Actuarial Science, Administration, Administrative Law, African Studies, Analytical Chemistry, Anatomy, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Arabic, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Botany, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Civil Law, Classical Languages, Commercial Law, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Criminology, Dentistry, Development Studies, Documentation Techniques, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Econometrics, Economic and Finance Policy, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Engineering, English, Entomology, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Finance, Fiscal Law, Forestry, Genetics, Geography (Human), Geology, German, Government, Haematology, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, Histology, History, History of Law, Horticulture, Human Rights, Immunology, Information Management, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Inorganic Chemistry, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, Italian, Law, Leisure Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Microbiology, Natural Resources, Notary Studies, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Operations Research, Organic Chemistry, Parasitology, Peace and Disarmament, Persian, Petrology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Plant and Crop Protection, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Private Law, Public Health, Public Law, Radiology, Russian, Science Education, Sociology, Spanish, Sports, Sports Management, Statistics, Teacher Training, Telecommunications Engineering, Toxicology, Transport Management


Fields of study:Agriculture, Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Aquaculture, Arts and Humanities, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Entomology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Fishery, Forestry, Genetics, Geology, History of Law, Horticulture, Hydraulic Engineering, Management, Mathematics, Mechanics, Meteorology, Microbiology, Natural Resources, Nuclear Physics, Nutrition, Parasitology, Petrology, Physics, Plant and Crop Protection, Political Sciences, Private Law, Public Law, Social Studies, Solid State Physics, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Teacher Training, Telecommunications Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Water Management, Water Science


Also Certificats d'Aptitude; Diplôme supérieur in Journalism (D.S.J.); Certificat and Diplômes d’Etudes supérieures (C.E.S./D.E.S.) and Diplômes d'université (D.U.) in various medical specialities; Diplôme Inter-Universitaire International (D.I.U.I.) in Radiology; Diplômes universitaires in Literature, 2 yrs; Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie (DUT); Diplôme Supérieur de Technologie (DST); Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A) in Arts and Humanities; Diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées (DESS) in Ecology

top Academic Periodicals


Afrique médicale

Annales africaines (Faculty of Law)

Annales de la Faculté des Sciences

Bulletin de l'Institut français d'Afrique noire

Bulletin de la Société médicale d'Afrique noire de Langue française

Bulletin et Mémoires de la Faculté de Médecine et Pharmacie

Cancérologie tropicale

L'Enfant en Milieu tropical

Médecine d'Afrique noire

Notes africaines

Psychopathologie africaine

Revue de Géographie d'Afrique Occidentale

Main Press

Presses Universitaires de Dakar (P.U.D.)

Updated on 20-07-2016