King Saud University (1)

The King Saud University (PO Box 2454, Riyadh 11451), founded in 1957 (1376/77 AH) as the Riyadh University and renamed in 1982 (1402/03 AH), had more than 2,600 teachers and more than 45,000 students in 2000/2001. As one of the first institutions of higher education in Saudi Arabia, it has on its register more than a quarter of all the Kingdom's university level students (male and female) and more than one-third of all the Kingdom's university and administrative staff.

There are Colleges of Administrative Sciences, Agriculture, Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (in Al-Qasim), Architecture and Planning, Arts, Computer Sciences, Dentistry, Economics and Administration (in Al-Qasim), Education (also in Abha), Engineering, Languages and Translation, Medicine (also in Abha and Al-Qasim), Applied Medical Sciences, Pharmacy and Science.

There is also a College for Graduate Studies, a Center for Women's University Studies and an Arabic Language Institute, a Center for Continuing Education and an Institute of Languages.

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