- The university was established on October 31st, 1992.
- The university started with two colleges, the College of Medicine and the College of Agriculture, with 149 students total.
- Today, the UoD has 18 colleges with 76 Departments, 19615 undergraduate students, 1260 academic staff and 2205 administration staff.
- The university is a member of the following:
- Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Windows Program.
- International Association of Universities (IAU).
- European Association for International Education (EAIE).
- Association of Arab Universities (AARU)