President's Message

Welcome to the Royal University for Women (RUW). As your newly appointed President, thank you for the privilege to lead such an esteemed institution of higher education.  

First and foremost, I want to express my deep gratitude for the warm reception I have received since joining RUW.  It is evident that faculty, staff, and students take pride in this exceptional learning environment and its sense of community.  I look forward to working with you as you utilise the opportunities RUW has to offer to achieve your aspirations and dreams.

In the coming weeks and months, I plan for us to work together to create new ideas, creative works, new scholarships and research as we continue to work towards teaching excellence and enrich the university experience. 

Here at RUW, our programmes prepare students for jobs in the regional economy, contributing to the world of Business, Law, Architecture and Art & Design.  All of our undergraduate courses are complimented by liberal arts that help students develop their critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills, skills increasingly demanded of entry-level employees.  My focus will be on fostering an environment that encourages academic achievement, personal growth and a strong sense of community.  We are pleased that you have chosen to become a part of this dynamic university. For all those contemplating university, I encourage you to visit our beautiful campus and learn more about the opportunities available to you, right on your doorstep.  

I am honoured to serve as your President and am enthusiastic about the journey ahead.  I am eager to engage with each of you, students, faculty, staff, alumnae and community partners.  Your insights and contributions are invaluable.   

I wish you a successful and fulfilling continuation of the academic year.


Yours sincerely,

Prof. Riyad Y. Hamzah