The University of Sétif 1 - Ferhat Abbas is an esteemed higher education institution in Algeria, established in 1978. It holds a prominent position on the international stage and is ranked first nationally. Furthermore, it is among the top 500 universities globally according to the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking. As the first Algerian university to achieve such a distinction, it surpasses numerous universities in developed countries.
Regionally, the University of Sétif 1 - Ferhat Abbas holds the leading position in the Maghreb region. It is the sole university to be featured within the top 1,000 universities in THE rankings. Moreover, at the African level, it secures the fifth position, following three universities from South Africa and one from west Africa.