King Abdulaziz University (KAU) was honored to have the name of the Founder of Saudi Arabia, King Abdulaziz Alsaud. It was founded in 1967 as the first private higher education institution in the Kingdom and became a public institution in 1973. Since its establishment, KAU has been tremendously developed and grown in different fields as a leading university in Saudi Arabia and now constitutes 39 colleges, 3 educational institutions, 7 research centers, 8 centers of excellence, 9 deanships and 31 Scientific Chairs. There are 138 academic undergraduate programs and 172 postgraduate programs currently at KAU. Its vision has been clearly stated as "A beacon of knowledge: Islamic values, tradition of the old university, integration in: occupational professionalism, and exceptional skills, increase in development: innovation and superiority, diversity and continuous in academic research in society service". KAU mission has therefore stated " The advancement of society through cultural and scientific excellence, and pioneering research". KAU has been adopting best international practices, quality standards and effective techniques and now 97 of its academic programs were internationally accredited by prestigious international accreditation commissions such as: ABET, AALE, CSC, CIWEM, UNIQUE, AMBA and others. The second strategic plan of KAU (2010-2015) has developed the future identity of the university to transform it to new facets as research, electronic, entrepreneurship and thinking university in addition to its traditional facet as a comprehensive university. In 2011, the International Advisory Board has been formed of 20 esteemed international figures to support KAU by their expertise. A significant number of leading figures in governmental and private sectors in Saudi Arabia are KAU graduates.