18,000 expats teach in KSA universities

There are more than 18,000 foreign teachers currently employed in Saudi Arabia’s universities and higher educational institutions, local media reported, quoting data released by the Ministry of Higher Education.

The total number of teaching staff at the government-run and private universities stands at 63,370 faculty members with 18,000 expatriates serving in various positions including professor, associate professor, assistant professor, lecturers and assistant lecturers, the daily said quoting the Ministry’s report.

According to the report, there are 52 male teaching members at Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University for Girls, including only one Saudi professor.

Female teachers at Princess Nora University reached 1,703 including 179 foreigners of whom 49 are professors, 115 associate professors, 569 assistant professors, 510 lecturers, and 460 are assistant lecturers, the report said.

The number of (male and female) teaching staff at the Riyadh-based King Saud University (KSU) is estimated at 6,318 of which 1,661 are foreigners. In Imam Mohamed ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU), the teaching staff has reached 3,426 of which 532 are foreigners.





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