City of Algiers

Algiers is the capital of Algeria. It is located on the Mediterranean coast of the country. It is known for the whitewashed buildings of the Kasbah, a medina with steep and winding streets, Ottoman palaces and a ruined citadel. The Ketchaoua Mosque, dating from the 17th century, is flanked by 2 huge minarets. The Great Mosque has columns and marble arches. The Catholic basilica Notre-Dame d'Afrique, which stands on a hill, has a large silver dome and mosaics.


Designed by the Brazilian architect Mr. Oscar Niemeyer, the University of Sciences and Technology of Algiers (U.S.T.A) was officially created by the ordinance N° 74-50 of April 25, 1974, it will take the denomination "University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene" USTHB in 1980), to be a pole of formation and research in Sciences and Technology.
In this spirit it took the succession of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Algiers, the central Faculty in the language of the students, it included the national polytechnic school which was part of it during some years, to become again autonomous in 1983, with this objective to develop the synergy between the progress of sciences and those of technology.

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