Founded in 1974, the University of Ouagadougou (UO) is located in the area of Dagnöen Nord (pronounced dag-no-hen noor) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In 1995 a second campus for professional education known as the University Polytechnique of Bobo (UPB) was opened in the city of Bobo Dioulasso and a third campus for teacher training and for teacher trainers in Koudougou. In 1996 and in 2005, it became the University of Koudougou. The UO consists of seven Training and Research Units (UFR) and one institute.
The university had around 40,000 students in 2010 (83% of the national population of university students).
Academic departments and program
The University of Ouagadougou (2005A) consists of seven Training and Research Units (UFR), and one institute: UFR Languages, Arts and Communications; UFR Human sciences; UFR Legal and Politic Sciences; UFR Economic Sciences and Management; UFR Applied Sciences; UFR Health Sciences; UFR Life and Hearth Sciences and Burkinabé Institute of Arts and Crafts. It combines the advantages of faculty (fundamental teaching) and those of an institute (professionalization).
Ouagadougou (/ˌwɑːɡəˈduːɡuː/; Mossi: [ˈwaɡᵊdᵊɡᵊ]) is the capital of Burkina Faso and the administrative, communications, cultural and economic centre of the nation. It is also the country's largest city, with a population of 1,475,223 (as of 2006). The city's name is often shortened to Ouaga. The inhabitants are called ouagalais. The spelling of the name Ouagadougou is derived from the French orthography common in former French African colonies.
Ouagadougou's primary industries are food processing and textiles. It is served by an international airport and it is linked by rail to Abidjan in the Ivory Coast. There is no rail service to Kaya. There is a paved highway to Niamey, Niger, south to Ghana, and Southwest to Ivory Coast. Ouagadougou was the site of Ouagadougou grand market, one of the largest markets in West Africa, which burned in 2003 and has since been reopened. Other attractions include the National Museum of Burkina Faso, the Moro-Naba Palace (site of the Moro-Naba Ceremony), the National Museum of Music, and several craft markets.