Al-Aqsa University

Coordinates: 31°29′0.96″N 34°26′43.96″E / 31.4836000°N 34.4455444°E / 31.4836000; 34.4455444
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Al-Aqsa University
جامعة الأقصى - غـزة
PresidentDr. Kamal Shrafi[1]

Al-Aqsa University (Arabic: جامعة الأقصى) is a Palestinian university established in 1955 in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. Established in 1955 as the first higher education institution in the Gaza Strip, Al-Aqsa University is the oldest governmental higher education institution. It caters for some 26,000 students and has some 1400 employees, 300 of whom are lecturers and professors.


  • Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Art and Human sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Faculty of Media
  • Faculty of Management and Financing
  • Faculty of Sports
  • Faculty of Information Technology

The 8 faculties offer bachelor's degrees with postgraduate studies on a joint program, established in 1994, between Al-Aqsa University and Ain Shams University, Egypt. The program is on hold now, but there are master's degree programs in a number of faculties in the university.

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