Talking about ancient centers of higher education and advanced pedagogy in the Muslim world, what come to mind quickly are Cairo’s Al-Azhar and al-Qarawiyyin in Fes. But Mustafa Briggs explains why Sankoré University of Timbuktu (Mali) shouldn’t be ignored.
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Built in 1327 by Mansu Musa, its curriculum included Islam, science, medicine, mathematics, astronomy and even occultism. The mathematics taught at Sankoré were equivalent to today’s upper division levels at the Sorbonne University in France.