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About King Saud University

The progress of any nation has always been strongly associated with knowledge and learning. King Saud University, the premier institution of higher education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was established in 1957 to enhance the nation’s growth and well-being.

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.

King Saud University does not limit its roles to teaching and research, however, but extends its practical and vital academic functions to the development of Saudi health care and the needs of the private sector.  To learn more about KSU, click here.

Vision:

To be a world-class university and a leader in developing Saudi Arabia’s knowledge society.

Mission:

To provide students with a quality education, conduct valuable research, serve the national and international societies and contribute to Saudi Arabia’s knowledge society through learning, creativity, the use of current and developing technologies and effective international partnership.

Values:

Based on our Islamic and traditional cultural values, we strive for:

  • Quality and Excellence:
    We hold our values according to extremely high standards, honoring lofty ambitions and the pursuit of excellence through a commitment to the rigorous intellectual standards in teaching, learning and innovation.
  • Leadership and Teamwork:
    We are committed to promoting individual and institutional leadership roles, which drive social development, professionalism, responsibility, and innovation. collaboration and cooperation are recognized as necessary means of attaining excellence.
  • Freedom of Inquiry:
    Rigorous and honest intellectual exploration is fundamental to our academic traditions, and reflected in every facet of scholarship at King Saud University.
  • Fairness and Integrity:
    We abide by the principles of social justice, equal opportunity and cultural diversity, holding members of our community to the highest standards of honesty, respect, and professional ethics.
  • Transparency and Accountability:
    We are committed to openly placing our scholarly ideas and works for society and scholars to judge. In our pursuit of excellence, we hold everybody in our community accountable for respecting and upholding our values in all forms of their scholarly activities.
  • Lifelong Learning:
    We are committed to lifelong learning inside and outside the KSU community, ensuring continued intellectual growth and welfare of society.

Source: http://ksu.edu.sa/AboutKSU/Pages/default.aspx

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