World League
King Saud University

Saudi Arabia

King Saud University, King Saud University, Riyadh 12372, Saudi Arabia

527 World
rank
3 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1957
Short name:
KSU
Type:
Public
Students:
40670
Faculty:
3030
Faculty/Students Ratio:
13
:
1
Web-site:
www.ksu.edu.sa
Region:
Asia
Location:
Riyadh
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 527 38.909
Teaching 555 32.622
Research 586 26.139
International Diversity 162 70.302
Financial Sustainability 126 78.584
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 347 49.143
Research Perfomance Rankings 414 44.982
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TEACHING
World Rank: 555
Country rank: 3
Score: 32.622
League: World League
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name
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40 %
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: 586
Country rank: 1
Score: 26.139
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: 162
Country rank: 3
Score: 70.302
League: Golden League
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name
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10 %
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: 126
Country rank: 1
Score: 78.584
League: Golden League
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name
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weight
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 Saud University is the premier university in Saudi Arabia and is highly respected in Arab and Muslim countries. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the natural and social sciences, the humanities and professional studies. Tuition is free and scholarships are available for Saudi and international students. The medium of instruction in undergraduate programs is English for medicine and engineering and Arabic for other subjects. Applicants are required to pass an Arabic examination if they are from a non-Arabic speaking country. English language support at all levels is provided by the Languages Unit. The university is located in a large modern campus and is equipped with the latest instructional technology. King Saud University has begun a massive program of investment and development to achieve world-class status. It has performed very well in global university rankings and is confident of further international recognition of its achievements in the coming years.

Mission Statement

To provide distinctive education, produce creative research, serve society and contribute in building the knowledge economy and community through learning, creative thinking environment, the optimal use of technology and effective international partnership.