World League
King Abdulaziz University

Saudi Arabia

King Abdulaziz University, Abdullah Sulayman, Jeddah 22254, Saudi Arabia

521 World
rank
2 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1967
Short name:
KAU
Type:
Public
Students:
35890
Faculty:
4270
Faculty/Students Ratio:
8
:
1
Web-site:
http://www.kau.edu.sa
Region:
Asia
Location:
Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 521 39.158
Teaching 472 40.529
Research 626 21.609
International Diversity 85 79.951
Financial Sustainability 408 54.82
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 390 43.322
Research Perfomance Rankings 396 46.522
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TEACHING
World Rank: 472
Country rank: 2
Score: 40.529
League: Copper League
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Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 626
Country rank: 3
Score: 21.609
League: World League
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name
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 85
Country rank: 1
Score: 79.951
League: Diamond League
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Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 408
Country rank: 3
Score: 54.82
League: Copper League
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name
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10 %
Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

King Abulaziz University (KAU) was founded in 1967 and honored to have the name of the founder of Saudi Arabia King Abdulaziz Ibn Soud. KAU graduates are known for their leading positions in the Kingdom and being well known internationally. It has over 4500 staff members holding PhD dgrees from reputable American/European Universities, and about 46000 students from 60 nationalities. KAU has over 80 international agreements with distinguished international universities, and its research output plays an important role in the society and its transfer to knowledge-based. It has 16 centres of research excellence, 24 scientific research chairs, and an endownment for supporting its research identity. Annual research funding reached 70 million USD. The quality of the academic and distance learning programs have been shown by obtaining 76 international accreditations from reputed American and European Associations. Three of KAU staff members were winners of KING FAISAL INTERNATIONAL PRIZE.

Mission Statement

The advancement of society through pioneering research and encouraging academic and scientific excellence.