Quality and Accreditation

Accreditation is the means by which any University proves to their students, employers, parents and members of the community that it is fulfilling its mission of providing the best education. The accreditation process, whether nationally or internationally, is considered as a tool to ensure that any institute is providing a quality education rather than a target per se. Accreditation is a periodic process of demonstration of institution achieved excellence that is necessary to assure a positive judgment at the time of accreditation site visit. On the other hand, quality assurance is an ongoing process by which the University maintains its achieved excellence. Quality is assessed through collected evidence, data that reports on specific performance indicators, and challenging external benchmarks. This process includes inputs and processes with a particular focus on outcomes and its related indicators.

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) is committed to improve and maintain quality through effective support of leadership and active involvement of faculty, students and non-academic staff in the quality assurance processes. These processes are designed to involve the KSAU-HS community by effectively integrating quality in their academic and non-academic processes and regularly evaluating their own performance. KSAU-HS is also committed to provide high quality education as one of its core values.