King Saud University

King Saud University, Riyadh, Riyadh Province Saudi Arabia

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Urban, enclosed 2,224 acres (900 ha) (9 km²)

King Saud University (KSU, Arabic: جامعة الملك سعود‎‎) is a public university in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, founded in 1957 by King Saud bin Abdulaziz as Riyadh University, as the first university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The university was created to meet the shortage of skilled workers in Saudi Arabia. It was renamed King Saud University in 1982.

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Motto: Read! In the name of your Lord Who created

Endowment: US $2.7 billion

Administrative staff: 4,952

Students: 55,000 (as of 26 Mar 2015)

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