Top Universities of Saudi Arabia 2015 / 2016
The laws formed on 17 November 1993 served as a milestone in field of education.
It is responsibility of Education Development Center (EDC) to develop core curriculum. Moreover the institutes are paying full attention for grooming of their staff which is a major breakthrough.
King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) was officially established by Royal Decree on 5 Jumada I, 1383 H. (23 September 1963). King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals is located in, Dhahran 34464, Saudi Arabia. The first students were admitted a year later, on 23 September 1964, when 67 young men enrolled in what was then the College of Petroleum and Minerals (CPM). Since that time, the university enrollment has grown to more than 10000 students. It is a public research institution. Academic faculty staff is 896. Engineering and science programs of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals are highly considered. This university is ranked on 199th numbers by QS among world top universities in 2015. Overall numbers of international and national enrolled in this university are 7683.
King Saud University
This university was set up in November 14, 1957. King Saud University is situated in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This university was the first university in Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom's first institute of higher education, King Saud University, was subsequently opened in Riyadh in 1957.This university was founded by King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz. Between 1958 and 1960, three colleges are established: the College of Sciences, the College of Business (now the College of Public Administration) and the College of Pharmacy. By QS it is ranked on 237th among all the universities of the world .It is public research based university and total number of academic faculty staff is 4972. Total number of students enrolled in this university is 34378. This university offers postgraduate in many discipline of engineering.
King Abdulaziz University
This university was established in 1387 H / 1967 G as a national university aiming at spreading higher education in the western area of Saudi Arabia. King Abdulaziz University is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This university is among top 300 universities in the world. King Abdulaziz University includes two separate campuses according to Islamic regulations one for males and another for females. This university is designed by English architect John Elliott. This university was private when it established by Sheikh Muhammad Abu Bakr Bakhashab Pasha and Hamza Bogary .The University not only has the regular students program but it also has the external program to make it easy for all students to get higher education. It also established the Deanship of Distant Teaching to cope with the development in learning and teaching technology. Number of its faculty members are 2,000.
Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn-Saud Islamic University
Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn-Saud Islamic University was established in September 10, 1974. It is located in Airport Road, Riyadh 13318, Saudi Arabia. This university is ranked on 551-600 numbers by QS among world top universities. Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University is a global model of teaching, learning, and research excellence; and community service based on the genuine Islamic teachings and values.Students enrolled in this university are 64,573. Total number of faculty members is 3,500. Developing and creating a sound research culture and an institutional research environment for faculty members and students at Al-Imam University, upgrading quality, research facilities, and infrastructure, establishing interaction between academic programs and scientific research in all fields, and creating research collaboration at the local and the international levels. Imam Muhammad Ibn-Saud Islamic University houses 10 disciplines. This university also publishes a newspaper named University Mirror.
King Khalid University
KKU is a Saudi government-funded University, established in 1419 H. President of this university is Abdulrahman Al Dawood .It is supervised by the Ministry of Education - Higher Education. This is a public institute. King Khalid University is briskly raising institute in Saudi Arabia. KKU is located in Assir, a south-western region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. King Khalid University is located in Guraiger, Abha 62529, and Saudi Arabia.38068 students are enrolled in this university. And total number of academic faculty staff is 4,666. This university is ranked between 551-600 numbers by QS among world top universities
Umm Al-Qura University
It was established in July 30, 1981. Umm Al-Qura University is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. In 1949 (1369H) King Abdul Aziz established the College of Shari`a (Islamic Law) in Makah Al-Mukarramah, making it the first higher education institution in the country .During the first decade of the fifteenth Higri century the Colleges of Da'wa (Call to Islam), Arabic Language, Applied Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering and Islamic Architecture were established. And in Arab region this university is on 14 numbers. This is a public institute. This university has many campuses in many countries.35935 students are enrolled in this university. This university is ranked among 600 top universities of world.
King Faisal University
This university was established in 1975. Its main campus is located in Hofuf In Al-Hassa, Saudi Arabia. The idea of establishing a university in the eastern region was originated by the late King Faisal in 1974 (1394 AH). The then Crown Prince Fahd's efforts brought into existence the King Faisal University. King Faisal University has organized more than 66 conferences on national and international level. And it has 4 colleges, two in Dammam and two are in Al-Ahsa. 32476 students are enrolled in this university. A number of academic faculty members are 2,107. The first campus is in Hofuf In Al-Hasa and it comprises the Faculties of Agriculture, and Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources. The second campus is located in Dammam and consists of the Faculties of Medicine and Medical Sciences (established with the educational co-operation of Harvard University) and of Engineering. The campus at Al-Hasa now also caters for female students of home economics, medicine and dentistry. Main goal of the university is research in order to address the problems of people.
King Abdullah University Of Science and Technology
KAUST is the first gender-mixed university in Saudi Arabia. Authorities are in hope that this university will help to revolutionize the empire. This university was established in September 5, 2009. King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology is located in Thuwal Saudi Arabia. KAUST aspires to be a destination for scientific and technological education and research. By inspiring discoveries to address global challenges. President of this university is Jean-Lou Chameau. King Abdullah University strive to serve as a beacon of knowledge that bridges people and cultures for the betterment of humanity.1217 students are enrolled in this university. The institute was founded by Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. The Academic Divisions invest in people and develop depth and breadth in multiple disciplines. They focus on fundamental knowledge in science and engineering while creating opportunities for ideas and innovation to flourish This University is using English as a medium of instruction.
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