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Université de Ouagadougou

University Web Ranking

World Rank : 4141

Country Rank : 1 (Web Ranking in burkina faso)


Founded in 1974. Université de Ouagadougou is a Public higher education university located in ouagadougou ..., kadiogo, burkina faso, africa. The university awards degree in arts & humanities, business & social sciences, language & culture, medicine & health, engineering, science & technology. Internationally Université de Ouagadougou university ranked 4141 in the world. It has ranked 1 in burkina faso. This 45 years old higher education university admission process is based on students past academic record and grades. It provides admission to Men and Women (coed) and Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission.

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Acronym : UO

Founded : 1974

Areas of Studies

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Control Type : Public

Entity Type : Non-Profit

Facilities And Services

Library : Yes

Housing : Yes

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Sat, 08 Jun 2019 10:30:53 GMT
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Ten outstanding Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni will spend the 2019-2020 academic year teaching English or conducting research ...

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
BlueCloud Africa Mission Continues with Capacity Building and Transformation of Site Network  PR Web

Modern BlueCloud technology infrastructure established in Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Guinea and South Africa for the purposes of building ...

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 08:01:28 GMT
Gunmen kill six during Catholic mass in Burkina Faso  The Times of Israel

Dozens of attackers said to open fire on worshipers, set fire to shops and cafe, and loot medical center, before fleeing.

Sun, 12 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
China Cements Fresh Burkina Faso Ties With Hospital, Highway  Bloomberg

Months after severing ties with Taiwan, Burkina Faso says it's counting on Chinese money to get large infrastructure projects off the ground, including a key ...

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
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Fri, 12 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
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Tue, 30 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
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Late April 2019, Maxwell Massaquoi, director of the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) in Sierra Leone, signed an agreement with his.

Tue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
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Wed, 24 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
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The Spanish Salesian missionary Antonio César Fernández was shot dead on the afternoon of Feb. 15. He was killed in an ambush by a Jihadist group 25 miles ...

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Macron publicly 'humiliates' Burkina Faso president as French leader's Africa trip goes wrong  RT

Emmanuel Macron's visit to Africa has been tainted not only by attacks and protest on his first stop in Burkina Faso. The president of the African nation apparently ...

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
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Tue, 05 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
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Mon, 20 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
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Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
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Tue, 02 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
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Tue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
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Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Catholic schools' secret of success in Burkina Faso  La Croix International

Catholic schools' secret of success in Burkina Faso. 'The mission of the Catholic Church is to educate, which motivates Catholic teachers to do their best for their ...

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT
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Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Time for France to give back looted African art, experts say  The Times of Israel

As Germany works to return art seized by the Nazis, it is also running a program to research the provenance of objects collected during its colonial past.

Sat, 24 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
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Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
818th MSAS, Burkinabé Partnership: Restoring Rotary Wing Capability  Air Force Link

The 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron sent a rotary wing maintenance and operations mobile training team to Burkina Faso, Africa, April 5-20 to train ...

Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
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The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has won 840,000 euros (about N338million) as an infrastructural grant for its Institute of African and Diaspora Studies.

Thu, 16 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Soros-founded university to leave Hungary

The Central European University is moving US-accredited degree programs to Vienna.

Mon, 03 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
At Sankara’s Ignored Tomb  Business Daily

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Fri, 05 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Giuseppe Conte ‘reconsiders’ job application amid protests

The Italian prime minister had applied for a prestigious law professorship at Sapienza University in Rome.

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Investigators probe deadly twin attacks in Burkina Faso  The Times of Israel

Eight armed forces personnel killed, government says, while a French security source adds that 12 more were seriously injured.

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT
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Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
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The president's posture on illegal immigration has had a chilling effect on legal migrant flows.

Sun, 23 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
At least 28 killed in attacks on French embassy, military HQ in Burkina Faso  The Times of Israel

Five men open fire on passersby in capital before heading to city center amid ongoing battle against al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadists.

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT
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Sat, 15 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
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Rabat - The Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech has announced it will exhibit the…

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Huge Burkina Faso march against President Compaore  BBC News

Tens of thousands of people protest in Burkina Faso's capital against moves to extend the president's 27-year rule, amid clashes with the security forces.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
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Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
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Last month, Emmanuel Macron took to the stage in front of hundreds of students from the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, to give his first speech of his ...

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
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Thu, 01 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Burkina Faso's president welcomes freed French, South Korean hostages  Premium Times

Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore on Saturday received at the presidential palace in Ouagadougou the three hostages who were rescued ...

Sat, 11 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
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Following the release of a groundbreaking report commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron that recommends the permanent restitution of ...

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
The genius of the Greeks

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Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Burkina siege over with at least 23 dead from 18 nations  The Times of Israel

126 people freed when security forces end jihadist assault, retake hotel and adjacent cafe popular with Westerners, UN personnel.

Sat, 16 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT
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Wed, 08 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
France's Macron turned down by Congo writer Alain Mabanckou for Francophone project  Quartz

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Education for all in Burkina Faso  La Croix International

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Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
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US colleges blame the administration's immigration policies as they fall behind foreign competitors in vying for international students.

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT
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Wed, 04 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT
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Wed, 24 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Burkina Faso Army kill 146 jihadists  Premium Times

It came in response to a terrorist attack that killed 14 civilians.

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Grad student Isaac Osei-Bonsu wins conference award  MSUToday

Isaac Osei-Bonsu won a poster award at the 2017 “Feed the Future” Legume Innovation Lab conference, which took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Francis Kéré Envisions House of Parliament for Burkina Faso  Architectural Record

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Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Taking stock of Burkina Faso's democracy after al-Qaeda attack  Washington Post

Friday's terrorist attack in downtown Ouagadougou is not an indication of political failure by the new government, which needs support now more than ever.

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Special Report - How Monsanto's GM cotton sowed trouble in Africa  Reuters

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Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
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The revolutionary overthrow of Blaise Compaoré on 31 October 2014 was a fundamental turning point for Burkina Faso. It brought an entire country to its feet.

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT
Assassination of Thomas Sankara: Africa's Che Guevara  iLaw Journals University News

“Where is imperialism?”, the President of Burkina Faso, in 1983, asked. And his people gave themselves the simple and striking answer: “you see him on your ...

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Soros-funded university plans Vienna campus

Central European University has been involved in a dispute with the government in Hungary.

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Agreement close in Central European University fight

Institution says 'basis for an agreement' has been struck with Hungarian government.

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
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Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
QSTP brings back Arab Innovation Academy to enhance entrepreneurial skills

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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
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Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Norway seeks to ban full-face veil in schools

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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT
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Sat, 07 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Estimation of HIV-1 DNA Level Interfering with Reliability of HIV-1 RNA Quantification Performed on Dried Blood Spots Collected from Successfully Treated Patients  Journal of Clinical Microbiology

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Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:05:15 GMT
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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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