Fahd bin Sultan University

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Fahd bin Sultan University
Fahd bin Sultan University logo.jpg
Former names
Fahd bin Sultan College
Type Private university
Established 2003; 15 years ago (2003)
President Ahmed Nasri
Academic staff
nearly 50 (2010-2011)[1]
Location Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
28°27′55″N 36°29′57″E / 28.46528°N 36.49917°E / 28.46528; 36.49917Coordinates: 28°27′55″N 36°29′57″E / 28.46528°N 36.49917°E / 28.46528; 36.49917
Website Fahd bin Sultan University website

Fahd bin Sultan University (FBSU) is one of the private universities[2] and the first private university using English as a medium of instruction in Saudi Arabia.[3]

History and profile[edit]

FBSU was established in Tabuk as a private college in 2003 under the patronage of Prince Fahd bin Sultan, governor of Tabuk Province.[4] At the initial phase, it included only College of Computing. In the academic year 2007-2008, a branch for female students was added, and the college was opened by late Sultan bin Abdulaziz.[5] One year later, two colleges were added; the College of Engineering and of Business and Management.[4] Therefore, the university is made up of three colleges, all focusing on technical fields. It provides undergraduate and postgraduates programs.[6]

The campus of the university is 10 km away from Tabuk.[7] In October 2011, it gained the status of university.[8] It is accredited by ABET.[9]


The university is governed by a board of trustees chaired by Prince Fahd.[4] Ahmed Nasri is the president of the University.[10]


FBSU is in close relationship with American University of Beirut that provides technical and consultative support.[4][11] The collaboration between two institutions began in 2006.[3] In April 2013, FBSU joined the SAP University Alliance Program, being the eleventh Saudi university that is part of the program.[12]


  1. ^ "2010-2011 Catalogue" (PDF). FBSU. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Private Universities". Ministry of Higher Education. Archived from the original on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "AUB helps establish first private English-speaking university in northern Saudi Arabia" (PDF). American University of Lebanon. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d "University background". FBSU. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sultan opens Prince Fahd bin Sultan University in Tabuk". Saudi Gazette. 8 October 2008. Archived from the original on 30 September 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Fahd bin Sultan University". University Directory. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Fahd bin Sultan University". Wikimapia. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "King approves Fahd bin Sultan University". Arab News. 1 October 2011. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Fahd bin Sultan University". My University Education. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "About President". FBSU. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "REP Catalogue" (PDF). American University of Beirut (AUB). November 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Fahad Bin Sultan University partners with SAP to boost IT graduates' job prospects". Saudi Gazette. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013. [permanent dead link]

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