Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University (UQU) is a large public university in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the country.

The history of Umm Al-Qura University dates back to 1949, when it was established as the College of Sharia (Islamic law) by King Abdulaziz ibn Saud. The college was initially located in the Grand Mosque in Mecca, but was later moved to a new campus in the city of Abidiyyah.

In 1981, King Fahd ibn Abdul Aziz issued a royal decree renaming the college as Umm Al-Qura University and expanding it to include a number of new colleges and departments. The university's name, Umm Al-Qura, means "Mother of All Settlements" in Arabic, and is a reference to Mecca, which is considered to be the holiest city in Islam.

Since its establishment, Umm Al-Qura University has grown to become one of the largest and most prestigious universities in Saudi Arabia. It is known for its strong academic programs and its commitment to research.

The university is also known for its international focus. UQU has partnerships with universities all over the world, and offers a number of exchange programs and scholarships for international students.

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University Name Umm Al-Qura University
Name in Local Language جامعة أم القرى
Acronym UQU
Year Established 1981


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Address Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia


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Phone +966 (2) 550 1000
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