Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS)

Université arabe Nayef des sciences de sécurité

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4 Oct 1978, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), as Arab Security Studies and Training Centre (ASSTC), also referred to as Arab Centre for Security Studies and Training and Arab Centre for Security and Training Studies, by a decision of 2nd Meeting of the Arab Interior Ministers' Council (AIMC). Became operational in 1980, and an associated entity of CAMI in 1982. Jan 1997, name changed to Naif Arab Academy for Security Sciences (NAASS) - Académie arabe Nayef des sciences de sécurité.


Promote and enrich studies and applied research in security areas, especially in crime prevention and police sciences within the context of Arab security integration; expound Islamic criminal law; upgrade training of professionals involved in crime prevention and control; establish and develop collaboration with scientific, academic and police institutions across the Arab world for the exchange of expertise and sharing of information.

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Carries out various activities to prevent crime and victimization, maintain security and peace, promote sustained development in the context of socio-economic and cultural conditions and foster justice, using cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary approach.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 15 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 15 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 21 countries
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Subjects *

  • Societal Problems
    • Prevention
    • Crime
  • Education
    • Universities
  • Defence
    • Police
  • Law
    • Law
  • Science
    • Science
  • Theology
    • Islam
  • Security
    • Security

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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