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History of the University
​The education of women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has received a great deal of care and attention, which has enabled them to move confidently towards achieving their ambitions and demonstrating their distinctness in various fields. This has made them stand out not only locally, but also internationally, where we find examples of educated Saudi women and specialized researchers Who are referred to as boys and remember their names in international forums and fields of science, which proves their success and their wall, which is no less than their counterparts in other advanced countries.
Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University is one of the fruits of care and attention to women's higher education. It started early, with the establishment of the General Presidency for Girls 'Education in 1390 AH, corresponding to 1970 AD, the first girls' educational college. The colleges were then opened respectively until they reached 102 colleges, between universities and middle schools and community colleges in 72 Saudi cities. In the city of Riyadh alone there were six colleges, namely the Faculty of Education for the literary departments, the Faculty of Education, the Scientific Departments, the College of Education, the teachers, the Faculty of Social Work, the Faculty of Education, the Home Economics, and the Faculty of Arts.
In 1427, the royal order was issued to establish the first university for girls in Riyadh under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education. The six faculties located in Riyadh are being restructured in addition to the establishment of several new colleges serving the development process in the Kingdom. Her Highness Dr. Jawhara bint Fahad Al Saud.
On Wednesday, 1429/10/29 e, the University was honored by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques laying the foundation stone of the university city. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques therefore decided to change the name to Princess Noura Bint Abdul Rahman University in relation to the sister of the founder of Saudi Arabia, King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman, God.