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Introduction to Almaarefa University (UM)

The multi-sided dilemma higher education faces today in Saudi Arabia is how to plan for and implement new technologies how to absorb ever increasing number of high school graduates, and how to train, upgrade personnel, and maintain old systems without spending exorbitant amounts of money.

Mission

To prepare high caliber participants in a knowledge based economy; and to motivate creativity, excellence in research, education, and community service.

Vision

To be a leading private higher education institution in the region.

Strategic Dimensions

  • Attractive and Competitive Learning Environment
  • Leadership Performance of the University
  • Governance and Digital Transformation
  • High Impact Scientific Contributions
  • Community Development
  • Financial Sustainability
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2,157

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

191

FACULTY

132

FACULTY WITH PHD

132

Postgraduate Students

736

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

92

INTERNATIONAL FACULTY

64

INTERNATIONAL FACULTY WITH PHD

1

INTERNATIONAL Postgraduate STUDENTS

UM recognizes that a competent and dedicated faculty is the core of a high quality educational program. To this end, UM facilitates the development of its faculty by providing an environment that nurtures individual efforts and professional growth.

 

UM encourage all its faculty members to provide high-quality instruction, intellectual contributions, and service activities. In pursuit of its mission, UM continuously assesses its programs and improve services to all of its constituents. The undergraduate programs aim to develop the basic skills and understanding necessary for success in a broad range of careers. To accomplish UM mission, the curricula emphasize:

  • The importance of quality professional education
  • An understanding of the global market-place
  • The ability to analyze and resolve ethical dilemmas and legal concerns
  • The ability to recognize and understand the issues of cultural diversity
  • The development of computer competencies
  • The necessity of effective oral and written communication

Quality education is accomplished through effective teaching, which is the highest priority of UM, complemented by intellectual contributions and community service. Effective teaching in the pursuit of UM mission requires that the students are proficient in their field of study and must acquire competencies in the following areas:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership
  • Ethical Sensitivity
  • Teamwork
  • Effective Communication
  • Technology
Accreditation and Recognition
  • UM is licensed by The Saudi Ministry of Education and its degrees are fully accredited
  • UM singed an agreement with NCAAA to prepare the Institution for the Institutional accreditation
  • The Review Panel from NCAAA will visite the Institution in Sha'ban 1439 / April 2018
  • The academic majors and curriculum have been designed and approved by King Abdullah Institute for Research and Consulting Studies (KAI-RCS) at King Saud University. The scientific references for these programs are international accreditation bodies, scientific associations, and top universities. More than forty experts with doctorate degrees, and medical boards and fellowship have participated in the design of University curriculum.