PSUT signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, Turkey

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 09:30


Princess Sumaya University for Technology has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Turkish Van Yüzüncü Yıl University. The agreement covers the areas of training and scientific research, the exchange of faculty members between the two universities, and a student exchange program under the Turkish Maulana Scholarship which aims to strengthen relations between Arab and Islamic countries.

The agreement was signed by the President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, while Van Yüzüncü Yıl University was represented by its Rector, Prof. Peyami Battal. Also in attendance were the Vice President of PSUT, Prof. Arafat Awajan, the Deans of the University’s Schools and the Director of International Relations, in addition to the accompanying delegation from the Turkish university.

At the beginning of the meeting, Prof. Al-Refai expressed the University's desire to open and develop channels of cooperation between the two universities. Areas particularly under focus are the fields of Computer Science, the exchange of experience and skills, student exchange and the provision of training to students in advanced computing projects. Prof. Al-Refai made a detailed presentation about PSUT, covering its academic programs and its international activities, particularly focusing on 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.

Dr. Rifai pointed out that the University has received support from the European Union for 36 projects, five of which are under PSUT management. He explained the positive impact these projects have had on the University, saying that everybody had benefited from forging these important ties to European expertise, including students and members of the teaching and administrative bodies.

For his part, Prof. Peyami Battal praised the reputation of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, which has exceeded the boundaries of the region, and the distinguished educational environment it provides, saying that these factors had actively contributed to the Turkish university’s desire to build strong ties and seek ways in which to work side by side with PSUT.