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King Abdulaziz University

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King Abdulaziz University carries the name of the establisher of Saudi Arabia. This university was established in 1968 as a national university aiming at spreading higher education in the western area of Saudi Arabia. This dream has come true through the continuous efforts of the loyal citizens of this country. The university started its first year in by inaugurating the preparation study program with a few number of students( 68 male students and 30 female students,) and directly the year after, the university inaugurated its first college ( the College of Economics and Management,) then in the following year the college of Arts and Human Sciences was established. After the honored resolution of the Council of Ministers was issued by including the university in the government, the national university was changed into a government university and another decision was issued at the same time by including the College of Shareah and the College of Higher Education that were already established in Mekka in King Abdulaziz University. These two colleges followed Omm AL-Qora University after it was established. The adoption of the government to this young university and the continuous support was of great effect on changing King Abdulaziz University to a modern university with a number of students that now amounts to 82152 male and female students. The university also occupies a distinguished place among higher education institutions in the Kingdom. King Abdulaziz University includes two separate campuses according to Islamic regulations one for males and another for females. Each of these campuses is provided with all cultural, recreational and athletic facilities, in addition to a big library equipped the most up to date technology to serve students and the teaching staff. Within four decades, the university becomes one of the outstanding higher education institutions on the local and international level. This university offers educational programs for preparing the graduates to do jobs that cope with the changing needs of the community. After being established , the university included branches for other universities like Teeba University in Al-Madina Al-Monawarah which became an independent university, the branch of Tabouk University and Jasan University which were also became independent universities, The North Borders University and Araar and Rafha colleges. The university witnessed much development in quality and quantity since it was established until it becomes one of the distinguished universities in terms of the number of students, the number of scientific and theoretical fields of study and the exclusiveness of certain specializations such as Seas Sciences, Geology, Nuclear Engineering, Medical Engineering , Meteorology and Aviation and Mineralization. King Abdulaziz University is Considered a pioneer in offering higher education to the Saudi girl and the female and male sections were inaugurated in the same year.

Country Saudi Arabia
School name King Abdulaziz University
City Jeddah
Degree Bachelor, Master, PhD
Faculty
(Undergraduate)
Faculty of Economics and Administration
Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Environmental Designs
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences
College of Household Economics
Faculty
(Graduate)
Faculty of Economics and Administration
Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Environmental Designs
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences
Coed/Woman Coeducation
Establishment Public
Language used in the class English, Arabic
Religious background N/A
Year of foundation 1968
The number of students (Undergraduate) N/A
The number of students (Graduate) N/A
Test required for admission Document review, English proficiency
% applicants admitted N/A
The number of foreign students N/A
ARWU Rank (2013 ranking) 201-300
QS Rank (2013 rankings) N/A
THE Rank (2013 rankings) 351-400
Address Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Jeddah P.O. Box : 80200 Zip Code : 21589
Link to official website http://www.kau.edu.sa/home_ENGLISH.aspx
Link to contact website http://www.kau.edu.sa/Contacts.aspx?Site_ID=0&Lng=EN