2007 News Story

Fifteen new colleges to be established in the Kingdom

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has approved the establishment of 15 new colleges, Higher Education Minister Dr. Khalid Al-Anqari told the Arab News in a report published today.

They include medical colleges in Riyadh and Al-Kharj; an institute of tourism in Jeddah; a nanotechnology center in Jeddah; a center for Islamic studies and cultural dialogue at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University; and four colleges at King Saud University. In addition, three new colleges for computer science and business administration will be established at the Women’s University in Riyadh.

Al-Anqari also said that the King has approved a proposal to bring colleges for teachers and girls under the jurisdiction of universities at the academic, administrative and financial level. These colleges previously operated under the umbrella of the Ministry of Higher Education.