The Egyptian government considered the project to establish ‘King Salman bin Abdulaziz International University” in Egypt as one of the country’s national projects.
The university has three campuses in South Sinai governorate in the cities of El-Tor, Sharm El-Sheikh, and Ras Sedr.
The first phase of the project includes the establishment of 10 faculties. Five other faculties are planned to be added to the university in its next phase.
The university extends over an area of 35 acres and includes four faculties, as well as a number of administrative, sports, service, and housing blocks. It also accommodates about 20,500 students.
According to the Egyptian cabinet, the decision issued aims at expediting the project's implementation in accordance with the required conditions, as it is scheduled to begin operating in the next academic year 2020-2021.
In December 2019, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi visited the university’s headquarters in Sharm El Sheikh and was briefed with the executive agenda of the establishment of its campuses.