Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University

Introduction

Introduction to the University

The education of women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has received a great deal of attention and this has allowed Saudi women to make definite strides towards achieving their ambitions and unveiling their uniqueness in different fields. The Saudi woman has emerged, not only at the local level, but at the international level as well. We see examples of Saudi women in the fields of culture and specialized research, examples who are respected and acknowledged in international arenas and in the various fields of science, proving their success and their worthiness that rivals that of their peers in other advanced countries.

PNU is one of the outcomes of the attention given to the higher education of women. This attention started early, when the General Presidency for the Education of Girls established the first college for women in 1390 AH, corresponding to 1970 CE. The inauguration of more colleges followed, reaching 102, ranging from university colleges to intermediary colleges and community colleges. These were distributed over 72 Saudi cities and included 600,000 students.

In Riyadh alone there are six colleges; namely the College of Education for Liberal Arts Disciplines, the College of Education for Scientific Disciplines, the College of Education for the Development of Teachers, the College of Social Services, the College of Home Economics and the College of Fine Arts.

In 1427 AH, a royal order was issued for the establishment of the first university for women in Riyadh, under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education. This included the six colleges located in Riyadh, in addition to a number of new colleges established for the purpose of women's education and development in the Kingdom.

The university was inaugurated in 1428 AH with the appointment of its first rector, H.H. Dr. Al-Jawhara bint Fahd Al-Saud.

On Wednesday, 29/10/1429 AH, the university was honored with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques placing the cornerstone for the university campus. His Majesty at that time saw it best to change the name to Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU); Princess Nourah being the sister of the founder of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the late King Abdul Aziz bin Abdulrahman.

Vision, Mission and Values

Vision:

To become a beacon of knowledge and ethical practices for women.

Mission:

To become a comprehensive university for women, distinguished with its academic leadership and scientific research that contributes to building a knowledge economy with societal and international partnerships.

Values:

Loyalty, integrity, confidence, excellence, distinction, commitment to quality, and professionalism.

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Programs

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MSc

MSc in Business Administration

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Saudi Arabia Riyadh

The MSc in Business Administration is a full-time program delivered over four semesters, providing a challenging, transformational educational experience for students. [+]

Program Overview

The MSc in Business Administration is a full-time program delivered over four semesters, providing a challenging, transformational educational experience for students. The program addresses both theory and practice as it seeks to enhance students’ understanding of disciplinary and organizational knowledge. This experience will develop students’ abilities to apply gained knowledge in simulated and real business scenarios. Lectures and workshops will take place at PNU College of Business and Administration.

Why DCU@PNU?

DCU is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation. DCU is ranked in the top one hundred young universities in the world in the Times Higher Education ‘100 under 50’. THE says that this ranking provides a glimpse into the future, showcasing the rising stars which show great potential. DCU Business School recently confirmed its position as a world-leading business school, with the award of AACSB accreditation - placing it in the top 5% of business schools worldwide. PNU shares many of these characteristics with DCU, thus we enjoy a natural connection.... [-]


MSc in Computing (Data Analytics)

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Saudi Arabia Riyadh

This program opens up opportunities for students who envision to shine in their career prospect in data analytics in acquiring in-depth skills and knowledge to analyze, process, transform and visualize data into valuable information. [+]

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Big Data technology and services market represents a fast-growing multibillion-dollar worldwide opportunity. A recent International Data Cooperation (IDC) forecast shows that the Big Data technology and services market will grow at a 26.4% compound annual growth rate to $41.5 billion through 2018, or about six times the growth rate of the overall information technology market. Additionally, by 2020 IDC believes that “line of business buyers will help drive analytics beyond its historical sweet spot of relational (performance management) to the double-digit growth rates of real-time intelligence and exploration/discovery of the unstructured worlds”. The value of data science skills, and resulting demand for skilled practitioners, is a well-known challenge within the emerging big data analytics industry.... [-]


Master

Master of Women's Studies

Campus Full time 4 - 8 semesters September 2019 Saudi Arabia Riyadh

Over recent years, the status of Saudi women has witnessed a notable development and the Saudi Leadership has strongly supported women by taking several decisions and issuing directives that aim to empower women in accordance with the national identity and Islamic values. [+]

Introduction

Over recent years, the status of Saudi women has witnessed a notable development and the Saudi Leadership has strongly supported women by taking several decisions and issuing directives that aim to empower women in accordance with the national identity and Islamic values. In accordance with the Kingdom's Vision 2030, women began to play an influential role in the future of Saudi Arabia. They are given, nowadays, the opportunity to effectively participate in the Kingdom’s sustainable development. As a result of these developments, women have gained many benefits and have been allowed to enter new areas of work in various sectors. Saudi women issues and their participation in the Kingdom’s development has become a top priority for many of the official authorities and the concerned parties. On the other hand, universities and research centers are now focusing on women issues as an important field of research and studies where issues related to family and society can be explored and investigated. Being a university for females, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University seeks to serve women's issues through its vision and strategic goals in accordance with its role and field of work. Thus, the main aim of the "Women’s Studies" program is to study women's issues and needs. This, in turn, will empower women’s status and strengthen their role in the Kingdom’s development. It will also enable the decision makers to plan properly and adopt a development policy according to actual needs. ... [-]


Contact

Address Riyadh, Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia