Kuwait University: Statistics

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#1991 of 14,160 In the World
#584 of 5,829 In Asia
#1 of 5 In Kuwait
#1 of 3 In Kuwait City
#51 of 1,038 For Petroleum Engineering
Top50% For 76 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
22,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Website
kuweb.ku.edu.kw
Acceptance rate
57%*

* Kuwait University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsYes, based on entrance examinations
Academic CalendarSemesters
Enrollment22,500
Full time employee1,250
Student:staff ratio18:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
16,138
Citations
330,585

Kuwait University majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
5,064 / 129,705
Engineering
3,297 / 59,315
Biology
2,675 / 78,548
Chemistry
2,235 / 42,034
Computer Science
1,585 / 30,441
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,520 / 33,237
Physics
1,508 / 24,314
Environmental Science
1,209 / 21,583
Materials Science
1,038 / 18,861
Mathematics
908 / 16,718
Business
800 / 21,133
Demography
799 / 24,300
Psychology
699 / 18,879
Surgery
582 / 14,665
Immunology
536 / 22,022
Microbiology
516 / 14,317
Automation and Control engineering
448 / 8,561
Pathology
409 / 7,652
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
392 / 6,091
Pediatrics
326 / 7,528
Geology
309 / 4,636
Economics
305 / 7,817
Health Science
304 / 9,512
Public Health
285 / 13,304
Computer Networking
284 / 4,578
Biochemistry
278 / 6,550
Blockchain and Cryptography
277 / 3,879
Pharmacology
276 / 6,466
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
275 / 2,631
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
263 / 5,304
Family medicine
261 / 6,514
Oncology and Cancer research
252 / 8,706
Virology
230 / 8,352
Statistics
230 / 4,258
Organic Chemistry
230 / 3,134
Dentistry
227 / 10,287
Inorganic Chemistry
224 / 4,743
Optical Engineering
215 / 2,440
Genetics
215 / 6,336
Molecular Biology
209 / 6,691

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 261 793
1991 166 977
1992 95 909
1993 98 862
1994 176 930
1995 238 1121
1996 292 1171
1997 321 1367
1998 331 1678
1999 371 2078
2000 397 2480
2001 390 2868
2002 407 3748
2003 424 4332
2004 415 5153
2005 450 6176
2006 436 7378
2007 525 8644
2008 573 10597
2009 603 12457
2010 597 14097
2011 605 16236
2012 561 18326
2013 668 20740
2014 659 22739
2015 693 23053
2016 679 22321
2017 626 22444
2018 684 20508
2019 757 24056
2020 1002 29275

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +
Languages | Culture | Linguistics
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +
Engineering | IT +
Maths | Natural Sciences +

Kuwait University alumni

  1. Huda Hussein

    Huda Hussein
    Born in
    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Huda Hussein, also known as Al-Malika, is a Kuwaiti-born actress and producer.

  2. Halema Boland

    Halema Boland
    Born in
    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Enrolled in Kuwait University
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in media studies
    Occupations
    television presenterradio personalitytelevision actor
    Biography

    Halema or Halimeh Boland is a Kuwaiti television presenter in the Arab World and former fashion model She was awarded "Miss Arab Journalist" in 2007.

  3. Khaled Mashal

    Khaled Mashal
    Born in
    Palestine Flag Palestine
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Khaled Mashal is a former leader of the Palestinian organization Hamas.

  4. Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah

    Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah
    Born in
    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah is a Kuwaiti royal and former politician who was the Prime Minister of Kuwait from 2011 to 2019. Previously he served as minister of defense as well as deputy prime minister. In April 2021 a Kuwaiti court ordered his detention on corruption charges.

General info

Alternative names KU
جامعة الكويت
Founded 1966
Accreditation Ministry of Higher Education of Kuwait
Motto My God, grant me more knowledge (Qur’an, 20:114)
Academic structure College of Allied Health Sciences
College of Arts
College of Business Administration
College of Dentistry
College of Education
College of Engineering and Petroleum
College of Law
College of Medicine
College of Pharmacy
College of Sciences
Affiliations and memberships Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)

Location and Contacts

Address PO Box 5969, Safat
Kuwait City, Al Asimah, 13060
Kuwait
City population 637,000
Phone +965 2481 1188
Fax +965 2484 8648

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