Al Karaouin University in Fez dates back to the 9th century, built by Fatima Al Fihri, a pious woman from a wealthy family who left their original city Al Kairouan (in modern-day Tunisia) and settled in Fez. Founded in 859, the historic university of Fez is actually recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest degree-granting university in the world. Moreover, UNESCO considers Al Karaouin to have been a university since its founding.
Marrakech to Fez: Qarawiyyin Mosque , home to the oldest degree-granting university in the world!!