It is March 29, 1968 that was laid by President Houari Boumediene , the foundation stone of the University of Constantine was set a year later on the 17 June 1969. Mentouri University of Constantine, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, one of the founder of modern architecture making it a piece of art and no just a university, Mentouri has about fifty years of history. It contributed to the formation of the majority of leaders and figures across the region and Algeria. With over 90,000 students it has become, the biggest Algerian university. There are nine faculties and a national institute for electronic learning. The university Mentouri applied the reform of higher education with the establishment of the LMD (Licence , Master, Doctorate) from the academic year 2004-2005. The UMC has since December 2011 of a digital campus AUF it can be used for distance education.