The University of Adrar was established in 1986 by virtue of Decree No. 118/86 of April 6, 1986 amended and complemented by Decree No. 175/86 of August 8, 1986 which includes the establishment of the Higher National Institute of Sharia in Adrar. The latter has been expanded to become the University of Adrar according to the Executive Decree No. 01-269 of 30 Jumada Al-thani 1422 corresponding to September 18, 2001 amended by Executive Decree No. 04-259 of Rajab 13 of 1425 corresponding to August 29, 2004.
University’s Goals:
1- Encouraging scientific creativity and valuing its results.
2- Ensuring the quality of higher education.
3- Creating cooperation and scientific exchange relations with various universities and scientific research bodies nationally, regionally, and internationally.
4- Devoting partnership with the economic and social sectors.
5- Activating scientific research so that to respond to the requirements of local and national development.
6- Meeting the training needs according to the requirements of the labour market and development locally and nationally.
7- Applying the principles of total quality management in running the university in a way that increases the efficiency and effectiveness of administrative work (increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of performing administrative work at the university).
8- Closely following developments in science and technology.
9- Encouraging scientific production.
Since its establishment in 2001 The University of Ahmed Draia has achieved many strides towards development, whether in terms of the pedagogical aspect, scientific research, or administrative and pedagogical structures.
The Pedagogical Aspect
Adrar university includes five faculties that ensure training in:
  • 09 domains with,
  • 16 departments and,
  • 31 majors in Licence and,
  • 34 majors in Master.
This provides students with the opportunity to complete their studies in a wide range of undergraduate majors.
Doctorate Training
The university provides training in 36 majors related to the fields of studies available at its level. As for scientific research and external relations, the university includes 11 accredited research laboratories. This necessitates the creation of new laboratories’ projects to include various fields of training to ensure good training and supervision of the doctorate students.
As to the scientific research, there are 25 research units (CNEPRU); this requires the necessity to motivate teachers to devise new projects, especially related to the natural, economic, and cultural surroundings.
Scientific Manifestations
The university has long experiences in organizing national and international scientific manifestations that can be used to give an additional impetus for programming future events. This, of course, requires looking for partners so that to establish purposeful scientific activities and manifestations that enable the university to interact with its surroundings.
The university also seeks to expand its circle of cooperation agreements to ensure coordination, collaboration, and mutual supervision in doctoral training.