Mohammed V University
Université Mohammed-V de Rabat
Scientifique Institut - Mohammed V University Agdal.jpg
LanguageArabic, French, English and Spanish

Mohammed V University (Arabic: جامعة محمد الخامس, French: Université Mohammed-V de Rabat), in Rabat, Morocco, was founded in 1957 under a royal decree (Dahir). It is the first modern university in Morocco after the University of al-Qarawiyyin in Fez.


The university was founded in 1957. It is named for Mohammed V, the former King of Morocco who died in 1961.

In 1993, it was divided into two independent universities: Mohammed V University at Agdal and Mohammed V University at Souissi.

In September 2014 the two universities merged into one, known as Mohammed V University, but maintaining the two campuses. The university has 18 total colleges as of 2020.


Rankings and reputation

University rankings
Global – Overall
THE World[3]1001+ (2020)
USNWR Global[4]715 (2020)

See also


  1. ^ "Mohammed Abed al-Jabri". Ibn Rushd Organization. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  2. ^ Sana Ajmi, Rafik Abdessalem Archived 2012-03-11 at the Wayback Machine, Tunisia Live, 17 December 2011
  3. ^ "World University Rankings 2020 - Mohammed V University". Times Higher Education (THE). Retrieved 2019-12-31.
  4. ^ U.S. News Education: Best Global Universities 2020 - Mohammed V University

Coordinates: 33°59′06″N 6°51′43″W / 33.985°N 6.862°W / 33.985; -6.862