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University President Office

University President 

 

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Professor Nawaf AlMutairi

President of Kuwait University

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2498-5000

 

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Kuwait University President

The President of Kuwait University undertakes the Department of the University’s Academic, Administrative and Financial Affairs and represents the University before other organizations, in addition to the execution of the University’s laws, bylaws and the University Council’s decisions.

Tasks and Competencies of the President

  • Supervise the preparation and execution of study plans and programs.
  • Work on fulfilling the university needs of academic staff, technicians and support staff and raise their level.
  • Prepare the plans and programs necessary to provide the university with the academic staff.
  • Work on supporting the university's constructions and provide them with the office services, equipment, supplies and instruments pursuant to the latest academic developments.
  • Supervise the academic staff, scholarship candidates, students and university libraries affairs, as well as youth caring in both academic and social aspects.
  • Monitor the work level in the university in all the academic, technical, administrative and financial aspects, and to follow-up the execution of the University Council's and Academic Departments Council's decisions in this regard.
  • Prepare a report on the university academic, learning, administrative and financial affairs. This report includes a comprehensive presentation of the university's works and activities and the university’s achievement in this regard; as well as examining the employees’ works, academic research affairs, study, examination, and suggest solutions to avoid the negative points or defects and overcome difficulty and problems, provided that this report is presented before the Academic Departments Council and University Council.
  • Invite visiting professors, upon the approval of the University Council chairman for a period not exceeding one semester, together with fixing their financial allowances/benefits.
  • Suggest granting the honorary Doctorate degree for some persons who have eminent and effective role in their countries, nations or humanity in general in view of the achievements included in his/her biography, where the University Council estimates granting the honorary doctorate.

The Advisory and Administrative Units

  • 1. President’s Office Department 
    This Department is concerned with the organization and coordination of the President’s obligations and dates, answer telephone calls, prepare for the Council’s and committees works and receive reports and suggestions from all sectors of the Vice Presidents.
  • 2. The Advisory Academic Council
     The Council undertakes reviewing the academic issues and present recommendations in accordance with all the referral matters from the President or the University Council. In addition, the Council studies all policies with regard to the academic staff, curriculums, research and studying means of developing the University systems in response to the development demands of the Kuwaiti Society and the University future planning with related to admission policy and University constructions.
  • 3. President’s Executive Committee
    It is an advisory committee chaired by the President of Kuwait University and includes Vice Presidents and Secretary General where each concerned party supervises one of the University various sectors.
  • 4. Dean’s Committee  
    Dean's Committee is chaired by the President and consists of the Deans of colleges or those in their virtue, Vice Presidents and Secretary General.
  • 5. Deanship of Student Affairs 
    Deanship of Student Affairs is directly affiliated with the President of Kuwait University as per Decree No. 1961 on September 18, 2006. It represents a connection link between the University’s various bodies and the students with all their needs and aspirations by providing and making available the necessary and healthy atmosphere to develop the student’s character through the different cultural and social activities, as well as the additional services that respond to the students’ needs.
  • 6. Admission and Registration Deanship 
    Admission and Registration deanship was established in the University in 1994. The Deanship is directly affiliated with the President of Kuwait University as per Decree No. 1961. In 2000, the organizational structure of the deanship was amended by President's Decree No. 1654 with the aim of developing the registration process in correspondence with the increased number of students from one side, and to carry out long-term studies on the admission policies in order to fulfill the society’s needs and development plans from the other side.
  • 7. The Advisory Committee for Recruitments and Promotions in the Scientific Faculties 
    The Advisory Committee for Recruitments and Promotions in the Scientific Faculties is entrusted to review the promotion of the academic staff to the position of Professor and Associate Professor pursuant to the observed standards, in addition to reviewing long-term contracts of the academic staff and the nominations regarding the recruitment of academic staff for the position of instructors and assistant instructors. Accordingly, the committee presents its recommendations in this regard before the President.
  • 8. The Advisory Committee for the Recruitments and Promotions in the Social and Humanity Faculties 
    The Advisory Committee for the Recruitments and Promotions in the Social and Humanity Faculties is entrusted to review the promotion of the academic staff to the position of Professor and Associate Professor pursuant to the observed standards, in addition to reviewing long-term contracts of the academic staff and the nominations regarding the recruitment of academic staff for the position of instructors and assistant instructors. Accordingly, the committee presents its recommendations in this regard before the President.