Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) was established in 1978 as part of an Arab resolution to form the first Arab university specialized in graduate studies, research and training in all areas of security in its most comprehensive sense.
NAUSS is located in Riyadh and receives full support, both material and non-material, from the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The University is also fortunate to be directed and supervised by HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif, Minister of Interior, the Chairman of the Supreme Council of NAUSS and Their Royal Highnesses and Their Excellencies ​ the Arab Interior Ministers. ​


​We tackle the Arab world's most pressing security challenges by building capacity through extensive training programs, focused graduate studies, and research


Educating and Preparing the future generations of Security experts, leaders, and practitioners across the Arab World


  • (Pan Arab) We focus on the entire Arab World in everything we do

  • (Customer) We listen carefully to our stakeholders, students, customers, and partners, and adapt accordingly

  • (Innovation) We push ourselves to introduce the most practical and innovative teaching, training, and research methods to deliver impact

  • (Commitment and Efficiency) We focus on delivering on our ambition in every part of our work

  • (Quality) We strive for the highest quality work, in training, graduate studies, and research



Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) comprises the following colleges: ​ ​​ ​
  1. The College of Criminal Justice
  2. The College of Social Sciences
  3. The College of Administrative Sciences
  4. The College of Forensic Sciences
  5. The College of Strategic Sciences
  6. The College of Computer and Information Security

Centers and Deanships

Naif Arab University comprises the following Centers and Deanships:
  1. The Studies and Research Center (SRC)
  2. The Information Technology Center
  3. The Deanship of Admission and Registration
  4. The Deanship of Quality and Academic Accreditation

Bodies Hosted by NAUSS

  1. Center on Higher Educational Ethics and Academic Research
  2. Arab Society for Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine (ASFSFM) ​