Translation by Talal Alkhatib, MD, MSc, MHPEd, FRCSC
Assistant Professor and Chairman
Department of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery
Faculty of Medicine
King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
King Abdulaziz University carries the name of the establisher of Saudi Arabia – God bless him. This university was established in 1387 H / 1967 G.
The university witnessed much development in quality and quantity since it was established until it becomes one of the distinguished universities in terms of the number of students, the number of scientific and theoretical fields of study and the exclusiveness of certain specializations such as Seas Sciences, Geology, Nuclear Engineering, Medical Engineering, Meteorology and Aviation and Mineralization.
King Abdulaziz University is Considered a pioneer in offering higher education to the Saudi girl and the female and male sections were inaugurated in the same year. The University not only has the regular students program but it also has the external program to make it easy for all students to get higher education. It also established the Deanship of Distant Teaching to cope with the development in learning and teaching technology.