Al-Karaouine

Posted: August 2, 2013 in Education, Islam, Islamic Architecture, Morocco, Science, Women
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Fatima Al-fihri a woman from Morocco who dedicated her wealth to build the first and the the oldest university in the world. This university is called Al-Karaouine.

The historic university is actually recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest degree-granting university in the world. Moreover, UNESCO considers Al-Karaouine to have been a university since its founding.

http://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2012/10/59056/al-karaouin-of-fez-the-oldest-university-in-the-world/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatima_al-Fihri

 

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