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Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University

Riyadh Riyadh View map
Saudi Arabia
#801-1000
Public
Medium
198,676
6,258
19,075

Overview

 Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU) is a comprehensive government higher education institution; with its main campuses in Riyadh, the Capital City of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one for male students and one for females.  The University was originally formed from the amalgamation of the Islamic Law College and the Arabic Language College in Riyadh and was officially established by royal decree in 1951. The university's strengths lies in its Islamic foundations and contribution to local and international society in almost all aspects.

The university has contributed largely to the country's leadership since many graduates have held high leading positions in the country. It is a tuition-free institution and it offers a scholarship ( http://cutt.us/WL3FL ) to students around the world, and at the moment there are more than 19075 international students studying at different colleges.

The university has 13 Colleges and 3 Institutes. It currently has more than 217751 students and 6258 faculty members. It has 67 secondary institutes in major cities of Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Djibouti and Japan, which will elaborate upon later on in the following sections where needed. IMSIU has a good employability rate of around 43%. The university as a cultural and intellectual institution aims to promote knowledge offering undergraduate as well as postgraduate studies. IMSIU also has internal TV Channel, College Studio and Miraat Aljamah (a weekly published newspaper). Some colleges have their own learning resources such as Virtual Court in the Higher Judicial Institute, and Hadith Lab in the College of Religion Fundamentals. IMSIU also has what is called Bawabat Al marifa (Knowledge Portal), which includes numerous numbers of published proceedings of IMSIU conferences and its publications.

All those colleges and institutions provide programs that contribute to the IMSIU’s Mission stated as: "The mission of IMSIU is to nurture the intellect, creativity and moral values of men and women for leadership and service to society through high-quality learning and research. Guided by its Islamic traditions, IMSIU integrates academic excellence and Islamic commitment to building a peaceful, prosperous and caring world.

IMSIU has 13 colleges that offer BA, MA, MSc and PhD degrees in Shari'ah, Religion Fundamentals, Arabic language, social sciences, media and communication, languages and translation, computer science and information science, economics and administrative sciences, medicine, and engineering. Postgraduate programs are supervised by the Deanship of Graduate Studies whose mission centers around offering advanced graduate programs in education, learning and research to contribute to the production and dissemination of knowledge.

The university is considered as home to the Institute of Translation and Arabization, a facility dedicated to the translation of Arabic texts to foreign languages, and translation of foreign language texts into Arabic. The language of instruction is Arabic in most programs except the colleges of medicine, science, engineering, computer sciences, and languages and translation.  Since its foundation, Al-IMSIU endeavours to boost the total quality of the institutions and community welfare through distinct academic programs, Academic Research and scholarly activities, and community outreach and partnership.

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University Highlights

Total students - 198,676

8%
92%

International students - 19,075

91%
9%

Total faculty staff - 6,258

1101
5157

Total students - 198,676

8%
92%

International students - 19,075

91%
9%

Total faculty staff - 6,258

5157
1101
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