Northern Border University (NBU) was founded in 2007. It contains 16 colleges. NBU as a trusted and distinguished institution of higher education in northern Saudi Arabia with an intentional focus on becoming Saudi Arabia’s mining university.

They are a regionally serving, comprehensive university committed to educational excellence.

Guided by their core values, heritage, and place, they deliver innovative educational programs characterized by outcomes that leverage the human, economic, cultural, and natural resources for the Northern Borders Region and beyond.

Their goal is to Providing excellent education that sharpens intellect and professionalism, Stimulating research and innovation following the university’s research priorities, Developing community partnership, Developing an administrative and financial system that enhances management efficiency and diversifies sources of income.