Dean's Message

It gives me great pleasure to warmly welcome you all to the College of Science and General Studies (CoSGS), which sets itself the task of nurturing science, the "key to innovation and inventions," and the foundation for advancement in all other branches of knowledge.

I am truly delighted to be part of this diverse, competent and vibrant academic community operating within an enlightened vision, the corollary dedicated to offering quality science education; ground-breaking scientific research; outstanding service to the local community and beyond; and running in parallel to a prosperous university preparatory program.

As a performance indicator, Alfaisal University was placed # 251/300 in the world for Life Sciences subject ranking by The 2018 Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings. Only three programs at universities in the Kingdom, including Alfaisal Life Sciences, were listed in the top 500 globally. The university ranked second in Life Sciences in the Arab Region.

Equipped with state-of-the art physical infrastructure and amenities, the CoSGS brings together nationally and globally eminent scholars in disciplines at the center of scientific inquiry as researchers and educators who take to heart the college vision and mission of supporting its students to achieve their academic and professional goals. Our well-developed academic departments and programs encompass the spectrum of life sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, nanoscience and nanotechnology, in addition to humanities and social sciences.

In this complementary and one-of-a-kind environment, our students receive a novel, robust and career-focused education, along with advising and guidance through the years of their study. As doing research is not just an assignment but a vital interest, we get our students earnestly involved in both field and lab research. In particular, our promising students of life sciences and of nanoscience and nanotechnology are directly engaged in pioneering research projects in their respective areas of study and interests, and they constantly receive immense support and guidance from our renowned scientists.

Our programs are extremely beneficial and they thus significantly contribute to the Saudi knowledge-based economy. Indeed, we take great pride in our alumni who are either pursuing their higher education in highly reputed western universities, or enjoying the positions for which they are eligible in the Saudi job market, and beyond. We welcome you to join our science programs

Mattheus Goosen
Acting Dean
College of Science & General Studies
Alfaisal University

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