Riyadh - Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, congratulated King Saud University (KSU) on being placed among the best 200 universities worldwide according to an internationally-renowned classification. A recent survey, conducted by the Spanish webometrics classification, placed KSU as the world's 197th, an unprecedented academic achievement of a university in the region.
KSU came first in the Arab and Islamic worlds and the Middle East and ranked 21st in the Asian arena, according to the classification.
In a letter to the Rector of KSU Dr. Abdullah Al-Othman, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, who is also Chairman of the university's Endowments Supreme Committee, praised the university's personnel for the strenuous efforts they exerted to enable the university occupy this prestigious level.
According to Saudi Press Agency, in a reply, Dr. Al-Othman reminded that the endowments department has enabled the university to raise more than 1.5 billion Saudi Riyals to establish ten endowment towers.