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History

  • 1997

    Dar Al-Hekma signed a contract with Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) to develop a curriculum, structure, and support for launching a university.

    1997
  • 1999

    Dar Al-Hekma University launched with the attendance of late King Abdullah Al-Saud (Crown Prince at the time). The University started with 3 majors: MIS, Interior Design, and Special Education, and a College Preparation Program

    1999
  • 2002

    Two majors: Graphic Design and Nursing were added.

    2002
  • 2004

    Banking and Finance was added as a major.

    2004
  • 2007

    Legal Studies was added as a major. It became the first legal studies program for females in Saudi Arabia. Four years after the program was launched, females were permitted to practice law in the Kingdom.

    2007
  • 2008

    Dar Al-Hekma became the first institution in Saudi Arabia to receive accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Washington, DC.

    2008
  • 2009

    Speech Learning and Hearing Sciences was added as a major.

    2009
  • 2010

    Two majors Architecture and Fashion Design were added.

    2010
  • 2011

    Dar Al-Hekma launched an MBA program developed by Berkeley University.

    2011
  • 2012

    Dar Al-Hekma received Saudization award from the Ministry of Labor for having a high ratio of Saudi talent.

    2012
  • 2013

    Dar Al-Hekma launched the Master of Art in International Relations program. Developed in collaboration with Tufts University, USA, it became the first such program to be launched in Saudi Arabia. Dar Al-Hekma received best employer award for an educational institution from the Minister of Labor. It was the first time an academic institution won such an award.

    2013
  • 2014

    Dar Al-Hekma received university status from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Higher Education.

    2014
  • 2015

    On 14 September 2015 Dar Al-Hekma became the first Arab institution to enter the Guinness World Record for Mental Literacy.

    2015
  • 2017

    Dar Al-Hekma received for the second time the NCAAA Accreditation from the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Assessment.

    2017
  • 2018

    12 New Academic programs were added.

    2018

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