Kuwait University

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Kuwait University
Motto Rabee Zidnee 'Ilman (Lord, Increase My Knowledge)
Established 8 October 1966; 47 years ago (1966-10-08)
Type Public
President Abdul-Latif Ahmad Al-Bader
Academic staff 1,052
Undergraduates 36,340
Postgraduates 1,362
Location Kuwait City, Kuwait
Campus Urban, 380 acres (1.5 km2)
Website http://www.kuniv.edu/ , http://ku.edu.kw

Kuwait University (Arabic: جامعة الكويت‎, abbreviated in English as Kuniv) is one of the public universities in Kuwait.Entrance is restricted for non-Arab residents

History[edit]

Kuwait University was established in October 1966.[1] It started with only two faculties, namely the Faculty of Science, Arts and Education; and a Women's College.[2]

On 5 July 1993, Emir Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issued a decree appointing Faiza Al-Kharafi as rector of the University,[3] making her the first woman to head a major university in the Middle East.[4] She stayed in that role until 2002.

Faculties[edit]

The university had 418 students enrolled and 31 faculty members. By (2005), the university grew to more than 19,000 students and over 1,000 faculty.[citation needed] The University is spread over four campuses: Khaldiya, Adailiah, Keyfan, and Shuwaikh. The latter is the largest and houses many faculties.[citation needed]

KU has the following faculties:

  • College of Applied Health Sciences (separated from College of Medicine in June 1982)
  • College of Arts (separated on October 1967)
  • College of Business administration (est. as College of Economics and Political Science in April 1967) (Accredited by the AACSB)
  • College of Dentistry (est. May 1996)
  • College of Education (est. May 1980)
  • College of Engineering and Petroleum (est. December 1974 ) - approved by ABET
  • College of Law (est. April 1967)
  • College of Medicine (est. July 1973)
  • College of Pharmacy (est. February 1996)
  • College of Sciences (separated on October 1967)
  • College of Shari'a & Islamic Studies (est. 16 August 1977)
  • College for Woman (est. 2004)
  • College of Computing Sciences & Engineering (est. 2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Imad M. Al Atiqi; Lafi M. Alharbi (2009). "Meeting the Challenge: Quality Systems in Private Higher Education in Kuwait". Quality in Higher Education 15 (1). Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Miriam Joyce (1998). Kuwait, 1945-1996: an Anglo-American perspective. Routledge. ISBN 0-7146-4863-9. 
  3. ^ "This day of Kuwait's history". Kuwait News Agency. 5 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Middle Eastern Women To Watch". Forbes. 26 July 2005. 

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