History, Affiliations and Rankings
Kuwait University (KU) was founded in October 1966 as a result of Act No. 29/1966. On November 27, 1966, the university's College of Science, College of Arts, College of Education, and College for Women were formally established. The university is the first public higher education and research institution in the state. Kuwait University is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education of Kuwait. The university is also affiliated with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) among 910 business institutions in 58 countries. Kuwait University ranks #801-1000 in THE World University Rankings, #1001-1200 in QS World University Rankings and #1095 in USN Best Global Universities for 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The university is divided into six campuses: Adailiya, Shuwaikh, Keifan, Khaldiya, Fintas, and Jabriya. They are a short distance from Kuwait City's Center. Jamal Abdul Nassar Street, the primary entrance to the Shuwaikh campus, with a view of the Arabian Gulf. Kuwait University developed the new 490-hectare (1,211-acre) Sabah Alsalem University City in Shadadiyah in 2019. It will combine the six campuses that are now spread out over Kuwait City. Since its founding over 50 years ago, Kuwait University has developed significantly, becoming a multi-faculty institution of higher learning with 16 colleges and 92 undergraduate and 89 graduate programmes.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The first public university in the nation was founded at Kuwait University. For its work in research and development, the institution has a prominent position in the nation. The university has a high admission rate, and local students receive reduced tuition rates. The credit system used at Kuwait University requires that each student earn a certain minimum amount of credits in order to be eligible to get a degree. Students are given far more flexibility and can choose the courses that interest them. The university's student body increased from 418 to 40,000, its professors from 31 to 1,565, its number of colleges increased from 4 to 17, and its number of administrative and academic support staff increased from 200 to over 5,000. More than 100,000 Kuwait University graduates work for the nation and the region, and some hold prominent positions.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Kuwait University holds 14% international students from 50 different countries. With more than 37,000 students, Kuwait University is a major educational institution. Foreigners and nationals are both eligible to apply. At Kuwait University, every seventh student is a foreigner. There are more than 1700 academics and instructors on the academic staff. At KU, foreign professionals make up the bulk of the academic staff.