Université Quaraouiyine


Founded in 859 by Fatima Al-Fihriya, the University of Al-Karaouine Fez (Fez UAQ) is a university located in Fes and considered the oldest university in the world still in activity by UNESCO, the Guinness Book of Records, and by several historians. Since then, the UAQ Fes has been a place of worship and knowledge that has contributed to the religious and scientific influence of Morocco.


The University of Al-Karaouine Fez remains under his institutive legislation, erected in public institution with legal personality and financial autonomy, whose mission of higher education and scientific research in the fields of science Sharia, Islamic studies, thought and civilization.


The mission of the UAQ Fes is, among other things, to train Ulemas and researchers specialized in the fields of Koranic studies, Shari'a sciences and advanced Islamic studies and to contribute to make known the heritage of the Islamic fikh and , especially the malefic Fikh, taking care of its sources and working to its diffusion.


Amal Jellal is the current president of the University of Al-Karaouine of Fez .

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Avenue Abi Al Hassan Al Marini, Qasbat Chrarda, BP: 2509, Fes, Morocco