Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Overview


- 2016/05/22

Al-Qunfudhah University College is located in Al-Qunfudhah City, Mecca, and is the only educational institution that grants the bachelor degree in the governorate. The closest educational institutions that grant a bachelor degree in nearby governorates is Al-Baha University (200km away), Jazan University (400km away), King Abdulaziz University (400km away), and King Khaled University (400 km away).

Al-Qunfudhah University College was established in 1407 Hijri, and was called the Middle College. It was a 2-year college that grants middle diploma in the following majors: Qur’anic Studies, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language, Sociology, Mathematics and Science, Art Education and Physical Education.

In the beginning of 1409 Hijri, study in the college was developed to be a 4-year study and the name was changed to Teachers College and graduates were granted the Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education in the aforementioned majors. The first class of graduates with the Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education was graduated in 1412 Hijri.

In 1415 to 1417, courses for preparing school labs specialists were organized and the number of graduates of these courses reached 89 science lab specialists.

On 28/04/1427 Hijri, the sublime decree of his Majesty the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, may God rest his soul in peace, was issued to transfer the Vice-Deanship of teachers faculties from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Higher Education with the aim of providing high quality university education for students of these faculties.

On 25/03/1428 Hijri, His Majesty approved the executive procedures of transferring teachers faculties from the Ministry of Higher Education to the Universities. Al-Qunfudhah Teachers College was lucky enough to be affiliated to Umm Al-Qura University, with its deeply-rooted history and rich academic record. The College relies on this affiliation to boost the academic and professional standards of the College.

On 30/12/1429 Hijri, the sublime decree no. 10209/MB of His Majesty the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, was issued approving the decision of the Higher Education Council no. 10/50/1429, to change the College name to Al-Qunfudhah University College and restructure it and its departments to include the following departments.

  • Islamic Studies Department
  • Arabic Language Department
  • English Language Department
  • Mathematics Department
  • Physical Education Department
  • Physics Department
  • Chemistry Department
  • Education and Psychology Department
  • Art Education Department
  • Family Education Department

In the academic year of 1430/1431, the affiliation program, one of the programs of the Faculty of Society Service and Continuing Education, was adopted in the Islamic Studies Department and the Arabic Language Department.

In the academic year of 1431/1432, the affiliation program was adopted in the English Language Department too.

In 1433/1434, the two divisions of the college, for male students and female students, were united under one umbrella; Al-Qunfudhah University College. As a result of this union, the deanship and vice-deanships of both colleges were restructured to be under the authority of one dean who has vice-deans for male students and female students. The majors offered for both male and female students are the same, with the exception of Computer that is available for female students in Al-Qunfudhah University College and available for male students in the Faculty of Computer in Al-Qunfudhah.

 

Mission:

Our mission is creating a generation of students who are distinguished in science, creative in research fields and dedicated to serving their society in all scientific and literary fields. This will be achieved through the help of qualified university staff, adopting developed scientific curricula that cope with the latest advancements, and providing a leading research environment according to the latest quality standards in the world.

 

Objectives:

  • Building remarkable and developed curricula that abide by the latest international quality standards.
  • Providing students with the basics of knowledge and scientific research and encouraging them to serve their societies.
  • Focusing on scientific research and its major role in serving the society and solving its problems; encouraging staff and students to prepare leading scientific researches; and preparing suitable research environment through providing paper and electronic resources, guidance and support for achieving this goal.
  • Encouraging staff and students to be creative and innovative in different fields.
  • Following up the latest advancements in the world in teaching methods and curricula building.

 

Values:

  • Leadership
  • Distinction
  • High Quality

 

Vision:

Leadership and distinction in natural and human sciences on the educational and research levels according to the latest quality standards in the world, and using this knowledge in serving our society.

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