Umm al-Qura University

University in Saudi Arabia

Umm Al-Qura University, despite its recent establishment and its current demarcation, remains one of the most distinguished universities by virtue of its location and heritage. Umm Al-Qura University has emerged as an academic institution with a great academic reputation in Sharia sciences, education and Islamic studies, in addition to modern scientific and applied disciplines.

Umm Al-Qura University
جامعة أم القرى
Jāmiʿah ʾUmm Al-Qurā
MottoHonored Education, Honored Place
TypePublic
Established1949 (College) , 1981 (University)
BudgetSR 3.5 billion (US$ ~900 million)
Academic staff
5,000+
Undergraduates100,000+
Postgraduates10,000+
Location, ,
CampusAbidiyyah (Mecca), Aziziyah (Mecca), Al-Zahir (Mecca), Al-Lith, Al-Qundufah, Jamoom
Websitewww.uqu.edu.sa

Since the establishment of its first college, Umm Al-Qura University has passed through three historical stages; The first stage (1369-1391 AH); The first launch of Umm Al-Qura University dates back to the year 1369 AH, when the College of Sharia was established as the first edifice in higher education in its modern sense in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sharia was established in 1381 AH, and it was called the College of Sharia and Education, and in 1382 AH the College of Education was established in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, independent of the College of Sharia.

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Coordinates: 21°19′31″N 39°56′42″E / 21.3254°N 39.9451°E / 21.3254; 39.9451