University (Arabic: founded in 1978, is Syria's 4th largest university and is a public university located in the city of Homs, Syria, 180 km North of Damascus. It has more than 18 faculties.
Ittihad Private University
Syria is an Arab country with a fast growing population . The population of Syria is around 18 millions . The rate of growth of the population stands now at 2.5 % annually . There is a great demand for education and especially for higher education . Syria has now six governmental universities . The number of students in these universities is around 400,000 .In addition Syria has around 100 intermediate institutions and technical collages . In 2001 the president of Syria passed a presidential decree number 36 allowing the establishment of private universities . After satisfying the conditions of the Higher Ministry of Education a presidential decree number 302 for the year 2003 was passed by the president giving license to four private universities . Ittihad University was licensed and opened in September 2003 with the main campus in Rakka in the north-eastern part of Syria on the Euphrates and with a branch in Menbeg near Aleppo . The university started with 210 students for the academic year 2003-2004 and the number of students increased till it reached 1100 students in the present year ( 750 in Ar-raqqa and 350 in Menbeg) .
Syrian Virtual University
Building a future for the coming generations is a duty. The Syrian Virtual University has accepted to take up the gauntlet: by developing a strong educational infrastructure today, the SVU aims at becoming the finest academic provider in the region. Mission and Vision Statements Quality in Education is never an option. Virtual Education does not compromise on this basic principle. The SVU has established a set of standards which fall under the international codes of Academic Excellence and Quality Assurance.
Damascus University is the leading institution for Higher Education in Syria. It is considered the mother university or the four Syrian universities. It has its origin in the medical Institute (founded in 1901) named the “Syrian university “in 1923. The present title adopted in 1953 after founding of new faculties. Damascus University developing was given the first priority. This fact made from it the leading university in Syria. At present , Damascus University , as it is the case with the other Syrian Universities , is going through a crucial of developing at all levels. In order to gain a considerable position on the level of research and scientific development , so that it can play a key role in backing up the process of building and modernizing led by Mr. president Dr. Bashar AL-ASSAD . It is needless to say that Damascus University is the pioneers Arabic language in publication and instruction based on the importance of Mastering science and linking between past, present and the hoped for future of our nation
Wadi International University
A private, internationally oriented university, located away from Syria’s big cities but in one of the most magnificent vicinities of this country, between Homs and Tartous, all these are characteristics of Wadi International University (WIU), founded in 2005, indicating new approaches to the Syrian higher education system. Formally, the establishment of this university became viable through a decree by President Bashar Al-Assad, enabling the foundation of private universities in Syria from 2001. The idea to establish a joint university with Germany emerged due to the conviction on both sides, in Syria and Germany that in a globalized world of knowledge there is a need to find new ways and forms to disseminate know-how and innovation across borders. In 2005 a number of influential Syrian businesspeople and academics of the Wadi Region established in 2005 the Wadi Company for Educational Establishments enabling them to participate actively in creating modern scientific institutions. At the same time, members of the German Syrian Association for Science and Technology (DSGWT), located in Germany and gathering numerous Syrian and German intellectuals, were looking for possibilities to transfer knowledge and expertise to Syria in support of its development. In addition, German higher education institutions are oriented towards internationalizing their studies, including the export of German study courses. This tendency is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and several German Ministries, like the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research.
University of Kalamoon
Higher education is an essential requirement in modern societies in order to reach a high level of cultural and technical maturity. Considering that societies’ main concern is to reach a status, whereby an individual can successfully merge with that entity with a high sense of awareness and responsibility and to contribute with valuable economic and social output, the qualification of this individual must not be limited to secondary education. It should expand to encompass all branches of academic and technical knowledge in order to benefit the society’s social and economical structures.To even go further beyond university education to include post-graduate programmes conducive to scientific research and self-development. Establishing the “University of Kalamoon” has been designed to meet these needs in a practical and highly efficient manner.