Badji Mokhtar University, also named the Annaba University or UBMA, was founded in 1975 and is located in Annaba, on Algeria’s northeastern coast.
There are seven faculties: the faculty of medical sciences, the faculty of science, the faculty of engineering sciences, the faculty of earth sciences, the faculty of law and law sciences, the faculty of literature, humanities and social sciences and the faculty of economic sciences.
The faculties and their buildings are spread over four districts in Annaba: the Annaba City Campus, the Sid Achour Campus, the El Bouni Campus and the Sid Ammar Campus.
The Badji Mokhtar University has 45,000 students, 2,210 lectures and 1,900 administrative and support staff.
It offers courses at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, which are taught in Arabic and French. All courses are recognised by the Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, Algérie (the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Algeria).
Every year over 8,000 students from the Arabic and Francophone world attend the university and it is involved in several bilateral exchange agreements.
There are 65 research laboratories and 400 ongoing national research projects, with research languages being Arabic, French and some English.
Annaba is the fourth largest city in Algeria and is characterised by its involvement in industry, technology, agriculture, forestry, mining and metallurgy.
The seaport city, which is close to Tunisia, has a Mediterranean climate with long, dry, hot summers and in winter, rain is abundant by North African standards and can be torrential.