King Saud University

Founded in 1957, King Saud University is Saudi Arabia’s premier University, and one of the top tertiary institutions in the region. With a wide range of colleges, advanced research centers, and collaborations with distinguished researchers around the globe, King Saud University is equipping the nation’s future leaders.

In addition to scholarship and research, King Saud University provides health and social services to the entire Saudi community, as extending and expanding such services are an essential component of KSU’s comprehensive development plans.

Two hospitals which are part of the university network and train students from the College of Medicine are King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH) and King Abdul Aziz University Hospital (KAUH). KAUH and KKUH boast highly skilled specialists and internationally acclaimed specialists who offer services of the highest quality and expertise, and provide the Saudi community with a local alternative to treatment abroad.


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.

Research Institutes & Centers:


The Excellence Center of Science and Mathematics Education

Center of Excellence for Concrete Research and Testing

Center of Excellence in technical modern

Center of Excellence in Thrombosis and Hemostasis

Scientific Publishing Center

National Center for Youth Studies

Center of Excellence in Biotechnology Research (CEBR)

Sustainable Energy Technologies


King Abdullah Institute for Research & Consulting Studies

Prince Sultan Advanced Tech. Research Institute

King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology

Prince Sultan Research Center for Environment, Water and Desert

Central Library

King Saud University’s international renowned academic library has solid planning and infrastructure, and plays the leading role in supplying information, instruction, and technology for learning at KSU. Such resources are essential for academic research, pedagogical planning, and education generally.

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