Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has donated $26.7 million [SR 100 million] to the Arab Open University. The King’s contribution is intended to be used for the construction of buildings for university branches in a number of Arab countries.
The Arab Open University is a private institution of higher education headquartered in Kuwait with branches in Lebanon, Jordan, Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. It was founded in 2002 on the personal initiative of Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz, President of the Arab Gulf Program for United Nations Development Organizations (AGFUND). Today, the coed university has a student body of 22,000.