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Al Fateh University (Arabic: جامعة الفاتح) is the largest and most important institute of higher education in Libyamarker, providing undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels of study. It is located in the capital Tripolimarker. The university was founded as an independent university in 1973 as the University of Tripoli when the University of Libya was divided up.


The first college of what became Al Fateh University was founded in 1957 as the College of Sciences of the University of Libya. In 1966 the College of Agriculture was added, and in 1972 the College of Petroleum and Minerals.

In 1973, the University of Libya was split into two independent universities. All the colleges (faculties) located in Tripoli joined the new University of Tripoli while those located in Benghazi joined the new University of Benghazi (later renamed Garyounis Universitymarker).

In 1976 the University of Tripoli was renamed Al Fateh University(1988) Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations (7th edition) Worldmark Press, New York, volume 2, page 178, ISBN 0-471-62406-3 after the student unrest in April 1976, where pro-government students chanted Al Fateh.


Al Fateh University is composed of the following colleges (faculties):Science (the first college to be established), Engineering, Agriculture, Arts, Medicine, Veterinary medicine, Law and Economics. Another five off-campus institutions were recently incorporated into the university.


  1. "عن الجامعة" ("About the University") Alfateh University, in Arabic
  2. Not to be confused with the "Great al-Fateh revolution" of 1 September 1969. Ian Black (1 September 2009) "Extravagant celebrations in Libya to mark Gaddafi's 40 years in power" The Guardian

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