University of Ouagadougou

University of Ouagadougou, 2010

Founded in 1974, the University of Ouagadougou (UO; French: Université de Ouagadougou) is in the area of Dagnöen Nord (pronounced dag-no-en noor) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The UO consists of seven Training and Research Units (UFR) and one institute.[1]

In 1995 a second campus for professional education known as the University Polytechnique of Bobo (UPB) was opened in the city of Bobo Dioulasso and a third campus for teacher training/trainers in Koudougou. In 1996 and in 2005, it became the University of Koudougou.

The university had around 40,000 students in 2010 (83% of the national population of university students).[2]


University of Ouagadougou, 1979

Academic departments and program

The University of Ouagadougou (2005A) consists of seven Training and Research Units (UFR) and one institute: UFR Languages, Arts and Communications; UFR Human sciences; UFR Legal and Politic Sciences; UFR Economic Sciences and Management; UFR Applied Sciences; UFR Health Sciences; UFR Life and Hearth Sciences and Burkinabé Institute of Arts and Crafts. It combines the advantages of faculty (fundamental teaching) and those of an institute (professionalization).[3]

The system used is the modular education system based on academic credits, which combines fundamental and professional training.

UFR Languages, Arts and Communications

For the UFR Languages, Arts and Communications (UFR/LAC) there are two courses: Arts and Communications and in letters, languages and linguistics. The unit was created in 2000 and trains students in languages, letters, arts, culture, communication and journalism. The UFR has 2,440 students. For admission, students should have the level of secondary education. For those without that level, an exam is taken.

Students of the faculty take the DEUG (university diploma) after the first cycle, the bachelor's degree and master in communication and journalism and in interpreting after the second cycle. The last one is the postgraduate diploma and the PhD in linguistics and modern letters taken after the third cycle.[4]

Master students at the university, 2010

UFR Human Sciences

The UFR Human Sciences (UFR/SH) is made up of two branches: History-Geography and Archaeology. It includes four departments and two projects. It has 82 teachers for 4,004 students and five student laboratories. The degrees that students take during their studies or at the end are the DEUG, the bachelor's degree, the master and the PhD according to their major.

The UFR Legal and Politic Sciences (UFR/SJP) was created in 1975 with two sections: one in Law and Political Science, and the other in Criminology. The UFR trains jurists for the private and public sectors, to promote research in the legal domain, to publish work and researchers publication. For the 2004-2005 academic year there were 25 teachers for 3,189 students.

The UFR/SJP awards the following degrees: DEUG I, DEUG II (university diploma) Bachelor’s degree, Master, DESS (postgraduate diploma) and soon DEA and PhD.[5]

UFR Applied Sciences

The UFR Applied Sciences (UFR/SEA) was created in 2000. It has three departments — Mathematics and Computer, Physics, and Chemistry — and 12 laboratories available for students. Like the other UFR, the UFR/SEA awards the same degrees according to the student's major.[6]

UFR Health Sciences

The UFR Health Sciences (UFR/SDS) was created in 1980 and the UFR Life and Heart Sciences (UFR/SVT).

The first one has three branches: courses in medicine with five departments; courses in pharmacy with three departments and health of superior technicians. The faculty prepares doctors, pharmacists, dental surgeons and qualified technicians for hospitals and clinics. The UFR Life and Hearth Sciences (UFR/SVT) is composed of two sections: the life sciences and earth sciences. The same degrees are delivered as the other faculties.

The UFR/SDS has 11 laboratories. Diplomas delivered are the degree of Doctor State in Medicine, the degree of Doctor State in Pharmacy, the professionalized licence in biomedical analyses, the certificate of special studies in general surgery, obstetrics-gynecology, paediatrics and psychiatry. The UFR Health Sciences has 21 laboratories.[7]

UFR Life and Earth Sciences

The UFR Life and Earth Sciences (UFR/SVT) has four departments: Biology and Animal Physiology, Biology and Plant Physiology, Biochemistry and Microbiology, and Geology. It houses the largest plant collection in Burkina Faso: the Herbarium of the University of Ouagadougou.

The Burkinabé Institute of Arts and Crafts

The institute has the following branches: Secretariat of direction, bilingual secretariat of direction, finance-accounting/commercial management, bank-insurance, control sciences and data-processing technology methods applied to management. Telecommunication, architecture and town planning and civil engineering are segments that will open soon.[8]

The institute gives students two years of theoretical and practical teaching. At the end students get the DUT degree.

See also


  1. Université De Ouagadougou (2004-2005). Les UFR et les Institutions. Université De Ouaga Retrieved on March 26, 2006
  3. Université de Ouagadougou (2004-2005). Retrieved on March 26, 2006
  4. Université de Ouagadougou (2004-2005). Formations Université de Ouaga Retrieved on March 26, 2006.
  5. Université de Ouagadougou (2004-2005). Formations Université de Ouaga, retrieved on March 26, 2006
  6. Université de Ouagadougou (2004-2005). Formations Université de Ouaga, retrieved on March 26, 2006
  7. Université de Ouagadougou (2004-2005). Formations Université de Ouaga, retrieved on March 26, 2006
  8. Instituts Burkinabé des Arts et Métiers. (2005) IBAM. Retrieved on March 26, 2006

Coordinates: 12°22′38″N 1°30′03″W / 12.37722°N 1.50083°W / 12.37722; -1.50083

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