- The university was established on October 31st, 1992.
- The university started with two colleges, the College of Medicine and the College of Agriculture, with 149 students total.
- Today, the university contains:
- 9 Faculties,18 Schools and more than 40 departments.
- More than 11,000 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students.
- The University has 1000 teaching staff.
- More than 10 centers of different specializations.
- The university is a member of the following:
- Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Windows Program.
- International Association of Universities (IAU).
- European Association for International Education (EAIA).
- Asscociation of Arab Universities (AARU)