Riyadh Elm University (REU) is the first private health education institution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The University was established in 2004 and it went through several stages of development, starting with its foundation under the name of the Riyadh College of Dentistry and Pharmacy, then it was modified to the Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy in 2009. On 06/05/1439H corresponding to 23/01/2018, the decision of the Council of Ministers No.\ 228 was issued to change the status from colleges (Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy) to a university, the university is officially named Riyadh Elm University. REU offers a variety of both undergraduate and graduate degree programs within the following colleges:
- College of Dentistry
- College of Pharmacy
- College of Nursing
- College of Applied Medical Sciences
The university has eight (8) training centers accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties in various dental specialties. The university obtained the institutional and program accreditation from the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation (NCAAA) in 2010, and it was renewed until 2024.
The university is constantly striving to develop its educational, training and community programs and to achieve continuous cooperation with the various governmental and private bodies in the Kingdom for everything that would contribute to the comprehensive renaissance that our dear homeland is witnessing.