Health Sciences Research Center (HSRC)
Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University

Health Sciences Research Center:

The Health Sciences Research Center (HSRC) is ISHIC 2017 Academic Partner, and it is one of several research centers at PNU and dedicated to pursuing and supporting research aimed at improving health, preventing and curing diseases, and understanding how humans and animals function. It is housed in a three-story building located in between the Colleges of Health Sciences and the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital at station A1 on the monorail. It has been operational since 01 September 2015 and currently is staffed with research support personnel.

PNU is one of the outcomes of the attention given to the higher education of women. This attention started early, when the General Presidency for the Education of Girls established the first college for women in 1390 AH, corresponding to 1970 CE. The inauguration of more colleges followed, reaching 102, ranging from university colleges to intermediary colleges and community colleges. These were distributed over 72 Saudi cities and included 600,000 students. The university was inaugurated in 1428 AH with the appointment of its first rector, H.H. Dr. Al-Jawhara bint Fahd Al-Saud. On Wednesday, 29/10/1429 AH, the university was honored with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques placing the cornerstone for the university campus. His Majesty at that time saw it best to change the name to Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU); Princess Nourah being the sister of the founder of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the late King Abdul Aziz bin Abdulrahman.

King Abd Allah University Hospital (KAAUH)

The King Abd Allah University Hospital (KAAUH) is located in the southern area of the Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University Campus. It is a teaching hospital with a capacity of 300 beds. It has out-patient clinics, hypnosis chambers, and an emergency department. The hospital is distinguished by having three integrated centers in the following areas of specialization:
  1. Women’s Health.
  2. Adolescent Health.
  3. Child Growth and Development.
There are also specialized clinics that offer their services in the following areas: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Ear, Nose and Throat, Ophthalmology, and Urology. As a part of its mission, the hospital combines the provided services with education and scientific research, which in turn will lead to the best knowledge and care for patients and students using state-of-the-art practices. ​Quality and patients’ safety is a fundamental pillar in our care model. This is achieved on a daily basis in all tasks performed by each individual or department within the hospital system, where patients and their families are safeguarded by adopting the best practices of safety and quality.