University of Buea

The University of Buea (UB) is a public university in Buea, Cameroon. It is the only English-speaking university in the predominantly French-speaking Central African region.

The history of the University of Buea can be traced back to 1979, when the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters (ASTI) was established. ASTI was a bilingual institution that offered training in translation and interpretation, as well as other language-related programs.

In 1985, ASTI was renamed the University Centre of Buea (CUB). CUB offered a wider range of programs, including undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the arts, sciences, and business.

In 1993, CUB was upgraded to the University of Buea. This was part of a wider reform of higher education in Cameroon, which saw the creation of several new universities.

Since its founding, the University of Buea has grown rapidly. In 1992/93, the university had just 768 students. By 1999/2000, the student population had grown to over 4,700.

The University of Buea is now one of the most prestigious universities in Cameroon. It is known for its academic excellence and its commitment to social responsibility.

University of Buea is ranked as the #2 top university in Cameroon during 2024. This is the same rank as last year.

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2024 Ranking #2
University Name University of Buea
Name in Local Language Université de Buéa
Acronym UB
Year Established 1992
Motto Knowledge with Wisdom


The university is located in Buéa, South West Province. Find the address and map of the university below.

Address University of Buea, Buéa, South West Province, Cameroon


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Phone +237 33 32 21 34
Fax +237 33 32 27 60
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International Students Allowed Yes
Student Body Men and Women
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