Establishing Saudi Arabia’s first university was a response to the educational and professional needs of a young nation. Abdulaziz Al-Saud, proclaimed the King in 1932, and began laying the foundations for modernizing his country and establishing an educational system.
King Saud University boasts some of the premier academic programs throughout the Arab world. There are 24 Colleges in KSU, which emphasize the production of knowledge, advancing understanding of the natural and social worlds, and serves the needs of the Saudi government, private sectors and general society.
KSU is the Arab world’s leading research university, internationally recognized for its high-quality research in science, technology and the humanities. KSU’s various colleges and research centers are setting ambitious agendas for research, and have established strong partnerships with many of the world’s top universities and independent research centers. King Saud University features students and scientists from around the globe, who focus on areas that are critical for the future of Saudi Arabia, the region, and the world in general.
Through strong government support and many highly-qualified professionals and administrators, KSU has supplied the Saudi people and market with years of invaluable service, and served as a traditional source of skilled professionals and academics needed to meet the nation’s growing needs in the areas of medicine, engineering, agriculture, science and development, the humanities and language.
Throughout history, endowment played central role in supporting educational process. This is especially true in the case of Islamic civilization where huge endowments were dedicated to supporting educational causes. Elite historical Muslim universities throughout the bright centuries of Islamic civilization flourished and sustained their momentum and influence due to educational endowments to buildings and facilities, students, books, and other educational services and causes.
Free health services, vital to any society, are offered by King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH), which possesses highly qualified consultants, carefully chosen physicians, and the finest nursing staff and general personnel possible. KKUH possesses the most current technological equipment, and annually serves the needs of a host of ambitious students at the College of Medicine.