Alfaisal University

Alfaisal University
جامعة الفيصل
MottoFaith, Knowledge and Performance[citation needed]
TypePrivate nonprofit university
ChairmanKhalid bin Faisal Al Saud
PresidentProf.Mohammed Alhayaza
Academic staff
Location, ,
24°39′50.4108″N 46°40′34.5066″E / 24.664003000°N 46.676251833°E / 24.664003000; 46.676251833
Colors  Blue and   purple

Alfaisal University is a private university in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Established in 2002, the institute offers courses in various subjects up to post graduation and is named after King Faisal bin Abdulalziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia from 1964 until 1975.[2]

It was founded in 2002 by the King Faisal Foundation. The first students were admitted in 2008. Alfaisal's total enrollment now exceeds 2500. The enrollment is 67% Saudi National with the remaining 33% being students from over 40 other nations. The total number of faculty is nearly 200 with international faculty from 31 countries.[when?] The Board of Trustees includes representatives from five firms, four international firms, and a representative from the Ministry of Education.[citation needed]


It is ranked 1805 internationally and 7 nationally on CWUR. It is ranked 5442 internationally and 23 nationally on Unirank.. They don't show up in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

It is ranked between 731-740 on QS world university rankings [4]

Alfaisal University is ranked between 301-350 worldwide by Times Higher Education (THE) in its World University Rankings 2022, 601–800th in its Impact Rankings 2022, 36th worldwide in the "Young Universities" category, which looks at universities under 50 years old.

It is also ranked 9th by the Times Higher Education in its category The world’s best small universities 2021 where Caltech is ranked 1st, and also ranked 20th by the Times Higher Education in its category Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020. A reference to the different ranks of this University in THE is made at University rankings are mostly meaningless.

See also


  1. ^ "About Alfaisal".
  2. ^ "Announcement of Academic Programs".
  3. ^ Nagraj, Aarti (2017-07-31). "Struggling construction firm Saudi Oger shuts down - report". Gulf Business.
  4. ^ "Alfaisal University".
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