The development of higher education in Saudi Arabia continuously and rapidly encourages foreign students to go to Saudi Arabia to study and complete their higher education there, as it is home to the best universities in the Arab countries.
As for the universities in Taif, they are among the best universities such as Umm Al-Qura University, Taif University, Sattam University, or what is known as Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University. We will learn more about the universities in Taif, what distinguishes them from others, and what fields are available in them. This article will contain most of the information that you can search for.
Umm Al-Qura University was established in 1369 AH by order of King Abdulaziz to establish the College of Sharia in Makkah Al-Mukarramah. Although the college is relatively new it was distinguished in a short time due to its excellent location and its nobility. 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 has gone through three historical stages since its inception, and they are:
Umm Al-Qura University was established in 1369 AH as the first legislative college in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In 1372 AD, an institute for teachers was established named after the College of Teachers, and it continued until the year 1379 AH, then the task of preparing teachers was assigned to the College of Sharia in 1381 AH until the College of Education was separated from the Legislative College and a separate College of Education was established in Makkah Al-Mukarramah.
At this stage, the College of Education and the College of Sharia were joined to King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. At the end of this stage, the College of Education was opened in Taif, new scientific fields were added, and several scientific centers were established.
The establishment of the university in 1401 AH by order of King Khalid bin Abdul Aziz, may God have mercy on him, led to the emergence of several colleges as an extension of the two old faculties of the College of Islamic Law. Islamic Studies and the College of Education with the Institute of Arabic Language. Five colleges are the College of Da`wah and Fundamentals of Religion, the College of Arabic Language, the College of Applied Sciences, the College of Social Sciences, the College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture, in addition to the College of Education in Taif, Which was inaugurated in 1400 AH, and the establishment of the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences in 1416 AH in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, and the conversion of the Deanship of the Service Society into a college, the number of colleges in this university has become twelve. In addition to a private institute for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers, an institute for Hajj research, and a community college, were opened in Al-Baha.
The university is now qualified to offer a variety of specializations, including bachelors, higher diplomas, masters, and doctorates in Sharia sciences, Arabic language, and education, social and applied sciences, medicine, and engineering.
Taif University is located in the Taif Governorate of Makkah Al-Mukarramah. The College of Education, which was established in 1400 AH, was the nucleus for establishing that university. Taif University has three branches: the Tarbah branch, the Al Khurma branch, and the Rania branch.
Since the issuance of the royal order to establish the university, the relevant committees have begun to structure the university and include new colleges, which are the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, the College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, the College of Computers and Information Technology, the College of Engineering, the College of Pharmacy, and the College of Community Service and Continuing Education.
The blackboard system at Taif University is a distance learning system that follows up students and monitors the entire scientific movement. This system helps to study and take lessons without going to the university, exams and research, and all this is done through the Internet.