Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University

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Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University
جامعة الأمير محمد بن فهد
Motto Making History... Building Leaders
Established 8 October 2008
Type Private
President Dr. Issa Al- Ansari
Location Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Website Official website

Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University is abbreviated by PMU,( Arabic: جامعة الأمير محمد بن فهد ) is a private university in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. It was founded by Prince Muhammad bin Fahd, former governor of the Eastern Province.[1]

The University (accredited by the Saudi Ministry of Education but not by any international accreditation body) was inaugurated in April 2006[2] and was formally opened in 8 October 2008 with bachelor's degrees in 17 academic programs with some courses taught in Arabic (many are being taught in English currently). It is composed of three colleges: College of Engineering - Civil and Mechanical for males, and Interior Design for females), College of Business (both genders- but in segregated programs with most of the faculty on the male side) and College of Information Technology (both genders). Additionally, it offers an Executive EMBA program in conjunction with Maastricht School of Management, (Netherlands)[3][dead link] As of this date[when?], the affiliation with Maastricht has been terminated by Maastricht.[citation needed]

All university buildings were planned for completion in 2008, and the school planned to have a total enrollment of 5,500 by 2012. The university plant was not complete as of the summer of 2009. All administration buildings are on the men's campus and are generally off-limits to the women- faculty, staff and students. There is a small library. The men's side of the library (it is also segregated) is twice the size of the women's.

The design is putatively based on the American model for academic programs and administrative organization, and was developed in conjunction with the non-profit Texas International Education Consortium which organizes experts from the 32 public universities in Texas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "10 Saudi Royals Who Could Become the Next Crown Prince". Riyadh Bureau. 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
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