Created by Decree No. 89-138 of August 1 1989 as amended and supplemented by Executive Decree No. 95-205 of August 5 1995 and amended by Executive Decree No. 98-391 of December 2 1998 the University of Belkaïd Abou Bekr Tlemcen is the result of a long evolution.

Higher education was first provided in a university center that included at the origin (1974-1980) the only core curriculum of Exact Sciences and Biology. This teaching has gradually expanded to new sectors, covering every year, a series of training courses and giving students the opportunity to pursue his entire graduation courses in Tlemcen. In addition to the establishment, often in difficult conditions of university in Tlemcen, the former University Centre can count to its credit the release of the first promotions in Social and Human Sciences and in language.

The establishment, in August 1984, the new university map and thus the creation of national institutes of higher education will first consequence of allowing in one hand, certain sectors of fact confined to mere departments to acquire the status of real institutions, on the other hand to new sectors to emerge.

This stageis also characterized bythe creationof alevel 5 of education (University Applied Studies Degree: D.E.U.A) and the development of the firstpost-graduationinalmost allsectorsinsuredin Tlemcen,finally by thelaunch of the secondpost graduationfrom1991-1992.

It was at the end of fifteen years of gestation that appears the University of Abou Bekr Belkaïd, a new entity, rich in this long period of maturation and open to new challenges.
The university has 8 faculties today. located on 5 university poles that are Imama pole Chetouane pole Kiffane pole, pole ring road also called the new pole and the pole Miloud barracks, to which adds Annex Maghnia.