To be a center of excellence at the local, national and regional levels that contributes in promoting the integration and partnership with concerned parties, preserving the University’s work documents, historical documents from the Eastern Province and surrounding areas as well as other important documents.  The kinds of documentation may include:  records, deeds, manuscripts, archives, pictures and film. The Center will provide access to the University’s students and all beneficiaries in the easiest and most expedient ways within a professional framework using advanced mechanisms and techniques.


Provide all legitimate methods and technological capabilities to develop documentation mechanisms and provide distinguished services for concerned parties through documenting programs and systems and apply the best practices according to international standards. This will allow the Center to be able to provide the proper care of significant official documents coming from the University’s different departments; preserving, acquiring, organizing and archiving all types and kinds of “documents” in order to make them available for all beneficiaries as quick as possible and with the lowest cost. After that, work will begin on replacing the University’s paper documents with digital ones in order to have a paperless archive for the University’s work documents.


  • Preserve all types of documents from the University itself; the Eastern Province and other documents related to the country’s heritage.
  • Prepare scientific and technological systems for the necessary administrative procedures related to preserving documents, for example:  categorizing, cataloging, labeling, preservation, as well as conservation where applicable.
  • Urge all University departments and their staff members to be committed in applying all regulations, policies, rules, instructions and decisions related to the preservation of documents.
  • Keep up with all emerging studies and techniques in the field of documentation so that this Archives can be incorporated where appropriate at the University in areas such as: processing, archiving and preserving documents, manuscripts and translation.


  • Honesty
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation
  • Distinction
  • Partnership
  • Professionalism
  • Communication

Published on: 10 April 2014
Last update on: 08 October 2020