PSUT explores frameworks for cooperation with the University of Texas, USA

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 14:00


PSUT explores frameworks for cooperation with the University of Texas, USA


In a meeting held via video communication technology, the President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, discussed with the Vice President of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Dr. Mike O'Brien, frameworks for cooperation between the two universities in the fields of study programs, student and teacher exchange, and scientific research.

They also explored the possibility of introducing a Master's program in Cybersecurity at PSUT, forming a partnership in the 2+2 Business Administration program (two years at each university), the executive MBA program, and offering PSUT students wishing to complete their studies at the University of Texas the same discount that is available to American citizens.

The University of Texas initially agreed to host two faculty members who are graduates of PSUT’s PhD program in Computer Science for one research year (Postdoc).

After reviewing the University's achievements, plans and projects, Al-Refai said that PSUT, under the guidance of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of its Board of Trustees, seeks to strengthen cooperation and networking with universities of great academic standing, in order to improve and develop its outputs.

Al-Refai stated that he looks forward to crystallizing the ideas and proposals presented in this meeting into agreements and partnerships that support the achievement of the two universities.

Dr. O'Brien expressed his pleasure at the cooperation, praising PSUT’s distinguished academic standards and good reputation, welcoming all measures to support the cooperation of the two universities in various fields.

The meeting was attended by PSUT’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof. Wejdan Abu Alhaija, and the deans of Schools, and from the University of Texas, the Vice President for Scientific Research and the Dean of the College of Business.