Kuwait university department



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





Contact / Hours Of Operations

OFFICE NUMBER: 202.364.2100

FAX NUMBER: 202.363.8394


Monday through Friday

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





The Cultural Office of the Embassy of the State of Kuwait

3500 International Drive, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008


Employees Only


In Case Of Emergencies

In case of emergencies, please contact the Embassy/Consulate responsible for your area as specified below:

For District of Columbia (DC), Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Contact Main Embassy at 202.262.0758

For Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Wisconsin.  Contact New York Consulate at 917.242.6688

For Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.  Contact Los Angeles Consulate at 310.279.3644

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