King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

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King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
جامعة الملك سعود بن عبدالعزيز للعلوم الصحية
Motto جامعة لصحة وطن
Motto in English
A university for a nation's health.
Established 25 April 2005
Type Public
President Dr. Bandar Al Knawy
Vice-president Prof. Youssef Al Eissa, Dr. Abdulmajeed Al Abdulkareem, Prof. Majid Al Tuwaijri, Dr. Mohammad Al Jumah
Students 3085
Undergraduates 2584
Postgraduates 501
Location Riyadh, Jeddah, and Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
Campus Multiple campuses
Nickname KSAU-HS
Affiliations National Guard Health Affairs

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) (Arabic: جامعة الملك سعود بن عبد العزيز للعلوم الصحية) is the first public university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East region specialized in health sciences. Its headquarters is in the main campus in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. It has two other campuses both in Jeddah and Al-Ahsa. All of the campuses are located inside the parameters of King Abdulaziz Medical cities, and are overseen by the Saudi National Guard Health Affairs.


The establishment of KSAU-HS was announced by King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz on 16 Safar 1426 H corresponding to 25 March 2005 G.


College of Science and Health Professions[edit]

The Pre-Professional Program

College of Medicine[edit]

-Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of surgery - Riyadh & Jeddah only -MS in Medical Education Program (MMEP) - Riyadh & Jeddah only



The campus is in the east of Riyadh and officially opened in April 2013.[1] Its design is a mix of contemporary and Islamic architecture. The campus has a capacity of ten thousand students, but it can accommodate future increase in student enrolment.

There is a large landscaping area connecting the buildings with footpaths. In addition, there is a trolleybus line that connects the main areas of the campus with the housing compound.[1][2]


The architectural design of Jeddah Campus has integrated the new buildings with the existing complex of KAMC. The campus can accommodate up to 4000 students.

Al Ahsa[edit]

Al Ahsa campus can accommodate up to 3000 students.

Main Units on Campus[edit]

Main Unit Riyadh Jeddah Al Ahsa web
Administration Building x x x
Conference Center x x x
Clinical Skill Training Center x x x
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center x x x
Deanship of Higher Education x - -
College of Medicine x x x com
College of Nursing x x x nursing
College of Dentistry x - - cod
College of Pharmacy x - - cop
College of Science and Health Professions[3] x x x coshp
College of Applied Medical Sciences x x x cams
College of Public Health and Health Informatics x - -
Housing Compounds x x x
Sports Center x x x
Recreational Facilities x x x
Year officially opened 2013 - -
Students 10000 4000 3000

International collaboration[edit]

KSAU-HS has a number of agreements and memoranda for academic collaboration with reputable North American, European, and Australian universities and institutions.

Memorandum of understanding with Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, for the establishment of a Collaborating Center for CanMEDS competencies in Saudi Arabia. It will serve as the hub of a network of medical educators, trainers, and faculty committed to support, develop, and facilitate CanMEDS in all domain of medical education at both undergraduate, and postgraduate levels, as well as in the professional practice.

The center will host and present a series of conferences & workshops on residency training, and develop network of medical educators, and deliver education and training to the trainees in postgraduate medical education programs in Saudi Arabia. In Nov 2010, KSAU-HS hosted The Saudi Arabian Conference on Residency Education (SACRE). This conference was a landmark event that highlighted the collaboration KSAU-HS has with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Topic discussed in the conference program included key trends in development of residency education, quality in residency program, contemporary and emerging tools for assessment of resident competence, simulation technology to teaching & learning in postgraduate medical education, teaching the domains of physician competence using the CanMEDS framework, best research in residency education, new approaches for enhancing excellence in teaching and assessment in residency, current controversies in residency education and the implications for their own program.

The Association for Medical Education in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (AMEEMR) selected King Saud bin Abdulaziz University to be its headquarters. This decision came at the Association’s 2010 General Assembly, which College of Medicine at KSAU-HS hosted. Twenty-three representatives from fifteen countries and a representative for President of World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) attended the meeting.

KSAU-HS has a number of licensing agreements to develop its academic programs with prestigious universities worldwide: University of Sydney (Australia); University of Liverpool (UK); South Alabama University (USA); Flinders University (Australia); University of Arkansas (USA), Thomas Jefferson University (USA) University of Maryland (USA), Maastricht University (Netherlands), The University of Oklahoma (USA) and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (USA).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Lehmann, J. (6 May 2013). "Riad/Riyadh [SA] - Opening of the New Campus of the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University". TrolleyMotion. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Trolleybus Magazine No. 310 (July–August 2013), p. 110. UK: National Trolleybus Association. ISSN 0266-7452.
  3. ^ also named College of Basic Health Sciences

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°44′53″N 46°51′42″E / 24.74806°N 46.86167°E / 24.74806; 46.86167