The Arabian Gulf University is the preeminent regional institute of Graduate and Medical education founded by the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

The University offers innovative programs in several Medical fields, the Environment, Natural Resources Management, Biotechnology, and Special Education which are unique in the GCC. AGU offers degrees at the MD, MSc and PhD levels.

Staff of the two Colleges, the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences and the College of Graduate Studies, are well-recognized leaders in their speciality areas who have contributed to the advancement of their respective fields through research and publications, workshops and conferences, plus contributions to global and regional expert reports. Since its establishment, the university has significantly contributed to the development of regional manpower and has been a leader for change in the region.