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Saudi Arabia
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Economy
a. Figures
4. Health
5. Education
a. Universities
6. Media
7. Demographics
8. Religions
a. Freedom
9. Peoples
10. Languages
11. History
12. Cities and Towns



























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Universities in Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia presently has 25 universities, but at least two more are in the making. Counting 25, Saudi Arabia has a university density of 1:1,000,000 inhabitants, placing Saudi Arabia as no. 14 of 22 in the MENA region.
Some of the Saudi universities do remarkably well on international rankings. Webometrics rank King Saud University of Riyadh, founded 1957, the best in the Arab world, and number 197 in the world. Other institutions in the top 1000 are King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, at 303; Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, at 636; and King Faisal University, Dammam, at 993. In this respect, Saudi Arabia is with 56% of its universities on this list, ranked 4 of 22 in MENA.
Although Saudi Arabia has a fairly low university density, the population is young with a median age of 22. All in all, Saudi Arabia comes out as one of the best countries in the MENA region for higher education.

Riyadh

  • King Saud University. Est. 1957
  • Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University. Est. 1974
  • Alfaisal University. Est. 2007
  • Arab Open University. Est. 2002
  • Prince Sultan University. Est. 2003
  • Dar Al Uloom University. Est. 2005
  • King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Est. 2005

    West

  • Islamic University of Medina, Madina. Est. 1961
  • Taibah University, Madina. Est. 2005
  • Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca. Est. 1979
  • King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah. Est. 1967
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal (north of Jeddah). Est. 2008
  • Taif University, At-Taif. Est. 2004

    East

  • King Faisal University, Dammam. Est. 1975
  • King sity College of Jubail, Jubail. Est. 2006
  • PrinceFahd University for Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran. Est. 1975
  • Univer Mohammad University, Khobar. Est. 2006

    South-west

  • King Khalid University, Abha. Est. 1998
  • Jizan University, Jizan. Est. 2005
  • Najran University, Najran. Est. 2006

    North

  • Al Hudud ash Shamaliyah University, Ar'ar. Est. unknown
  • University of Hail, Ha'il. Est. 2001
  • Tabuk University, Tabuk. Est. unknown
  • Al Jouf University, Sakaka. Est. 2005

    Central

  • Qassim University, Buraydah. Est. 2004

    Under development

  • Sulaiman Al Rajhi University, Bakireya
  • Al-Baha University, Al-Baha




  • By Tore Kjeilen