- 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 78 Departments, 21265 undergraduate students, 1607 academic staff and 2353 administration staff.
- The university is a member of the following:
- International Association of Universities (IAU).
- European Association for International Education (EAIE).
- Association of Arab Universities (AARU)
- Mediterranean Universities union (unimed)
- International Universities Council (IUC)