University of Rojava

Rojava University (Kurdish: Zanîngeha Rojava, Arabic: جامعة روجآفا, Classical Syriac: ܒܝܬ ܨܘܒܐ ܕܪܘܓܐܦܐ), is a university in Syria.

Rojava University
Rojava University opening.jpg
Opening of University of Rojava
Established2016
Location,
Websitehttp://rojavauni.com/en/

The university was founded in July 2016 with curricula for medicine, engineering, sciences, arts, and humanities. Additionally, the university offers programmes for primary school education and Kurdish literature[2][3] The university maintains a partnership with Paris 8 University in Saint-Denis, France and California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. In August, the university opened registration for students in the academic year 2016–2017.[4] An opening ceremony was held on 20 November 2016.[5]

Beginning in October 2017, its second academic year, the university added a jineology programme.[6] 711 students attend the university liberal arts, jineology, petrochemistry, agriculture, fine arts, and pedagogy with courses taught in Kurdish (the primary instructional language), Arabic and English.[7] In 2019, the university also launched a programme for women to learn to overcome sexism within the family and society.[8]

Due to Operation Olive Branch many students from the University of Afrin have been allocated seats at the University of Rojava to continue their studies.[9]

In 2020, the university moved some of its courses online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[10]

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  1. ^ http://rojavauni.com/en/home/
  2. ^ "'University of Rojava' to be opened". anfenglish.com. ANF. 4 July 2016. Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  3. ^ Arafat, Hisham (17 April 2017). "Kurds establish university in Rojava amid Syrian instability". www.kurdistan24.net. Kurdistan24. Archived from the original on 18 July 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Rojava university seeks to eliminate constraints on education in Syria's Kurdish region". aranews.net. ARA News. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  5. ^ "First university of Rojava opens in Qamishlo". www.anfenglish.com. ANF. 20 November 2016. Archived from the original on 24 November 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  6. ^ "The University of Rojava starts Jineology programme". anfenglish.com. ANF. 14 October 2017. Archived from the original on 3 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  7. ^ "University of Rojava: its faculties students, teachers' number". Hawar News Agency. ANHA. 7 December 2017. Archived from the original on 10 February 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  8. ^ staff, T. O. I. "Amid ongoing regional strife, Kurdish women battle for equal rights at home". www.timesofisrael.com. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  9. ^ "Afrin University students continuing their studies at Rojava's University". Hawar News Agency. 29 June 2018. Archived from the original on 3 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Syrian Kurdish administration starts online education during anti-coronavirus curfew". www.kurdistan24.net. Retrieved 2020-04-15.

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