The University of Monastir (UM) is a public higher education institute. It was founded in 2004. Its main activities are related to higher education, learning and research in a very broad sense. It comprises 10 institutes and 6 faculties. With around 28200 students, 2049 lecturers 974 administrative and support staff, the University of Monastir offers a wide range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level being the average number of the graduates approximately 4700 per year. About 1% of the total student population is foreign.
The fields which characterize the University of Monastir and constitute its domains of excellence are: Exact and engineering sciences on the one hand and biological, biotechnology and medical sciences on other hand. Among the degree programs offered by faculties, institutes or combinations thereof are Biology, Biotechnology Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Clinical Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Studies.
The University of Monastir began to adapt its course offerings to the LMD (License-Master-Doctorate) system in the academic year 2005/2006 (except for Medical and Engineering Studies). The University with accredited research structures (15 Laboratories, 78 Research Unities and 4 doctoral schools) and with more than 1016 involved in doctorates offers to the region the third pole of research in Tunisia.
The University of Monastir is a member of international networks and associations such as the “Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)”, and it is involved in a vast number of national and international projects financed through different program such as CMCU, ERASMUS MUNDUS, INSERM, TEMPUS, INTERREG, etc.
The University of Monastir has a monitoring and valorization Tools: Observatory, Monitoring Unity of Networks, and Technology Transfer Office.
Language regime: Arabic, French
English is widely used