King Abdulaziz University
|جامعة الملك عبد العزيز|
|Location||Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia|
|Campus||Both urban and rural|
King Abdulaziz University (KAU) (Arabic: جامعة الملك عبد العزيز ǧāmiʿat al-malik ʿabd al-ʿazīz) was founded in 1967 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Designed by English architect John Elliott, it had 2,000 faculty and more than 37,000 students in 2000/2001. Established initially as a private university by a group of businessmen led by Sheikh Muhammad Abu Bakr Bakhashab Pasha and including the writer Hamza Bogary. in 1974 King Abdulaziz University was converted to a public university by a resolution of the Council Ministers of Saudi Arabia. It is considered a Wahabism affiliated  University.
Faculty of Engineering
On 2014 according Academic Ranking of World Universities, King Abdulaziz University ranks among the top ten universities in the world in Mathematics. Official Website College of Earth Sciences, University of King Abdul Aziz 
College of Marine Sciences at the University of King Abdul Aziz 
- Abdallah Bin Bayyah, Muslim scholar, teaches in the university. Bin Bayyah holds a Mauritanian citizenship
- Amr Dabbagh, Saudi economist and businessman. Member of World Economic Forum and founder of Jeddah Economic Forum
- Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz, Saudi businessman and philanthropist.
- Nahed Taher, Saudi economist, chief executive officer of Gulf One Investment Bank. Ranked 72nd in Forbes magazine's list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2006
- Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi, Saudi economist, owner of Al Rajhi Bank, the 38th richest person in the world
- Osama bin Laden, Founder of Al Qaeda, the terrorist organisation. He enrolled in 1975 to study civil engineering.
- List of universities in Saudi Arabia
- Umm al-Qura University
- Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University
- Islamic University of Madinah
- King Abdulaziz University Website
- KAU ranking from Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
- Faculty of Design and Arts