Year after year, our country has witnessed an increase in academic and scientific progress. Recently, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, this progress has received a tremendous boost. Investment in human resources has always been of the utmost concern to our wise leaders, since the time of King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud, the founder of the Kingdom.
In recent years, the number of universities and colleges throughout the Kingdom has increased alongside the economic, demographic, social and environmental needs of the country.
A great product of this blessed progress has been the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS). This university was established under the umbrella of the National Guard and the Ministry of Higher Education. It is one of the most modern universities in the region and the Arab world, specializing in health sciences and targeting the needs of the country and its citizens in the crucial field of health care. Since man is the core of progress and development a country cannot be built without the hands of its citizens.
Conditions in the National Guard Health Affairs were ripe for the establishment of a major academic institution specializing in health sciences. The efforts of the management of King Abdulaziz Medical City bore fruit with the blossoming of this good seedling planted by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz during his reign as Crown Prince when he announced the establishment of the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences in March 2005. It was decided that the university would include Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Applied Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health and Health Informatics, Sciences and Health Professions and Deanships of Postgraduate Studies, Admissions and Registration, Student Affairs, and Libraries and other academic centers. We are pleased that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques laid down the foundation stone of the KSAU-HS campuses in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Hasa on May 13th 2008.
Since the university is completed and its academic structures are in place, it became an educational institution capable of attracting competent and outstanding students from all over the Kingdom. The university attracts the best and most qualified faculty, and became a scientific and educational beacon locally and regionally. It will be an international authority with its programs, specialties and areas of research. Moreover, it will be a source of pride for the country and its citizens with God’s help and the care of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz and his Crown Prince, His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammad bin Naif bin Abdulaziz; and Deputy Crown Prince, His Royal Highness,mohammed bin salman.
These academic milestones are proceeding with the support and close follow-up of His Royal Highness, Prince Mitib bin Abdullah,minister of the National Guard.