Princess Sumaya University for Technology has signed a MoU with the Middle East University, aimed at strengthening academic and cultural cooperation between the two parties, including the exchange of knowledge and experiences between teaching faculty and students.
The President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, signed the agreement on behalf of the University while MEU was represented by its president, Prof. Mohammed Al-Haila.
Prof. Al-Refai highlighted the importance of this cooperation, which stems from the University's keenness to focus on networking with local and international universities, and the desire for a true partnership and academic cooperation in the form of the unification and streamlining of the two parties’ potentials, in order to achieve the best results at all levels of cooperation, especially in extracurricular activities. It was agreed that each university would benefit from the laboratories available at the partner institution.
Prof. Al-Refai gave a detailed presentation about PSUT, its academic programs and international activities, especially the joint programs with a number of international universities. He reviewed the University's progress and its outstanding efforts in moving the Kingdom’s ICT sector forward by providing highly-qualified graduates, equipped with the academic and technical skills needed to work anywhere in the world. This is evident in the fact that 89% of PSUT graduates quickly find employment in various sectors. In addition, the University has introduced pioneering new programs, as well as receiving EU support for 38 projects, being the grant holder for five of those projects. This has had a positive impact on the entire University, from its students to the members of the teaching and administrative bodies, through networking with European universities and benefiting from their experiences.
Prof. Al-Haila affirmed that the signing of this agreement between the two sister universities will open channels of cooperation between universities nationwide, and promote the exchange of academic experiences. This serves the country by helping to advance the educational process in universities. Prof. Al-Haila went on to praise PSUT’s prestigious reputation.
The two parties agreed to cooperate in the exchange of faculty members who will give lectures in the partner university as well as their own, and conduct joint scientific research. It was also agreed that both sides should benefit from the graduate programs available at the other institution and that both parties would promote cooperation in the arena of international projects supported by external funding bodies.
Also part of the agreement is the organization of local and international events that serve the educational process and students. In addition, the two universities will hold joint training courses, and each will be able to benefit from the other’s scientific equipment and facilities.