10 Reasons Why Drupal is the #1 CMS for Saudi Arabia Universities

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Drupal: The Powerhouse CMS for Universities in Saudi Arabia

If you're selecting a content management system (CMS) for your Saudi Arabian university, it's a decision that will shape your institution's online presence for years. The right CMS provides a secure, adaptable, and user-friendly foundation. The absolute best choice? Drupal.

Related: Why Drupal is the best CMS for your business in 2024.


Why Drupal is the Smart Choice for Your University

Here's a breakdown of the top reasons Drupal excels for Saudi Arabian universities:

  1. Effortless Multilingual Capabilities: Reach a wider student body and faculty in Saudi Arabia by effortlessly creating a website in both Arabic and English. Drupal 10's multilingual tools make translation a breeze.
  2. Top-Tier Security: Protect sensitive student data and research with Drupal's renowned focus on security. Its dedicated security team ensures your site is always protected against the latest threats.
  3. Handles Any Content You Throw at It: From program descriptions to event calendars to faculty profiles, Drupal's flexible architecture seamlessly manages diverse content types.
  4. Scalability for the Long-Term: As your university and online offerings expand, Drupal scales effortlessly, ensuring your website's performance never suffers.
  5. Customize to Your Heart's Content: Drupal's massive selection of modules and themes lets you tailor your website's functionality and appearance to perfectly match your university's unique needs.
  6. Foster a Vibrant Online Community: Drupal's built-in forums, blogs, and commenting tools encourage student and faculty engagement, creating a sense of digital community.
  7. Accessibility for All: Drupal makes it simple to build a complex website that's accessible to everyone, regardless of abilities – fulfilling a crucial commitment for higher education institutions.
  8. Supercharge Your Marketing Efforts: Drupal seamlessly integrates with powerful marketing tools, allowing you to refine your student recruitment strategies and expand your university's global reach. Learn more about how Drupal helps marketers get their jobs done.
  9. Play Nicely with Other Systems: Connect Drupal with your preferred LMS, CRM, and other essential tools through its API-first design.
  10. Tap Into a World of Support: Drupal's massive global community provides a wealth of knowledge and assistance, empowering you to push the boundaries of your university website.


Bonus Reasons to Choose Drupal for your University in 2024

  • Search Engine Optimization: Drupal 10 CMS helps you rank higher thanks to built-in on-site SEO boosting features. From optimizing content to meta tags, Drupal 10 will ensure you rank exactly where you need to be. Learn more about SEO for higher education institutions.
  • Optimized Content Management Workflows: The tiered user roles and permissions are customized to your university's needs. A writer can write an article and pushes it through to your editor, who later on notifies your moderator of its readiness for review. Content publishing has never been easier than with Drupal 10's seamless content publishing workflows.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Powered CMS: After studying the needs of content marketers across all industries, our team has introduced much needed AI capabilities to boost content marketers abilities to create better and personalized content for particular user journeys and experiences.
  • Compliance: Drupal 10 is the strategic choice for Saudi Arabia's leading enterprises and organizations - From government websites to financial service providers. It is particularly popular with Vision 2030 and PIF related entities due to its compliance with all the local and relevant guidelines, standards, and regulations (e.g.) NCA, SAMA, HIPAA, PDPL, GDPR, SDAIA, CCRF.

Related: Drupal for Universities - A Comprehensive Guide


Saudi Arabian University Drupal Website


Saudi Arabian Universities that Use Drupal

The latest iteration of Drupal - Drupal 10; is increasingly being relied upon by higher education institutions in Saudi Arabia for the above reasons and more. An example of universities and higher education institutions that have experienced success and digital growth with Drupal include:

  • King Khalid University (KKU)
  • King Saud University (KSU)
  • Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz University (PSAU)
  • King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)
  • Jazan University
  • Shaqra University
  • Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University (IAU)
  • Fakeeh College
  • Al Faisal University

Related: Top 20 Websites Using Drupal in Saudi Arabia


Drupal: The Key to Your University's Digital Success

By adopting Drupal for your university's website, you leverage a platform that excels in security, flexibility, and user engagement, positioning your institution for success in the digital age. Embrace Drupal and unlock the full potential of your university's online presence.

Ready to experience the power of Drupal for your university website? Contact us today.