Kuwait University is the first public research university in the State of Kuwait and was established in 1966, under Act N. 29/1966. Its vision is to provide world-class education, and committed to advancing, preserving, and disseminating knowledge, in addition to preparing educated, enlightened and qualified human resources in order to realize the society developmental needs.

The institutional mission is to keep, develop, and disseminate human knowledge, in addition to developing national human resources in order to create leaders who are aware of national heritage and future needs in collaboration with other academic institutions of similar mission, through:

  • Strengthening national, Arabic, and Islamic values and principles.
  • Disseminating knowledge.
  • Developing and investing human resources
  • Achieving excellence and distinction in education, scientific research, and community services.
  • Utilizing modern technology." (From www.kuniv.edu/aboutku)

KU Advisor information with links to contact page (Centered at Bottom)

Padideh Jalali Shirazi:  TBD, College of Social Sciences, College of Education, College of Art, College of Business Administration, College of Law and Sabbatical Leave Professors.

Marcelo Ostria: College of Science, College of Life Sciences, College of Architecture, College of Computer Engineering and Science, College of Engineering, College of Engineering and Petroleum, College of Public Health and Graduate students sponsored by the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA).

Harsha Padaruth: College of Allied Health; College of Dentistry, College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy,

Kuwait Embassy- Main                           Kuwait Citizen Affairs                     Kuwait Health Office






Emergency Line:     + (1) 202 364 2104

Office Number:       + (1) 202 364 2100

Fax Number:           + (1) 202 363 8394


Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m est


Employees Only



Embassy/Consulates Contacts

Main Embassy:            + (1) 202 262 0758

Health Office:             + (1) 202 320 2415

LA Cultural Office:        + (1) 424 666 4214

LA General Consulate:   + (1) 310 279 3644

NY General Consulate:  + (1) 917 242 6688

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