Universities in Africa

Université Cheikh Anta Diop

Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD), also known as the University of Dakar, is a public university in Dakar, Senegal. It is named after the Senegalese historian and anthropologist Cheikh Anta Diop and was founded in 1957. Cheikh Anta Diop University maintains a reputation as one of Africa's most prestigious institutions. Most of the post-independence generation of Senegalese leaders are graduates of the university, and its alumni teach in universities around the world. It has an enrollment of over 60,000 students.

UCAD offers courses of study in Humanities, Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Finance, Accounting, and Law. The university awards the following degrees: B.A., B.S., Ph.D., and D.M.A.The Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire (IFAN), originally founded in 1936, remains one of the world centers of African Studies. The IFAN Museum of African Arts' Musée d'Art africain, attached to IFAN, displays and conserves a world-renowned collection of African arts. For foreign students, UCAD requires a minimum age of 18 to enroll in studies in Pharmacy and a minimum age of 22 to enroll in studies relating to oral surgery.


University Info

5005 Dakar-Fann, Sénégal
+221 33 825 05 30
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