Industry and Higher Education Collaborate on Technology Development
King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy signed a partnership agreement with Al Mubarakah Tech Company on behalf of the university. This initiative is in furtherance of the university's strategic plan to work in close cooperation with both public and private entities in the community. These alliances between educational and business organizations will be mutually beneficial. Local organizations can utilize the university's resources and expertise, while King Khalid University will be able to more closely match the needs of the local and national labor market.
The two entities will collaborate on: Technical programs, events, projects, initiatives and scientific publications. The parties will also cooperate in developing management systems, software and quality assurance programs to support various joint projects. Professionals from industry, university faculty and students will all participate in the venture.
Vice Rector of Business and Knowledge-Economy, Dean of the Institute of Research and Consultancy Studies, Dr. Abdullatif bin Ibrahim Al-Hadithi oversaw program development for the university. Al Mubarakah Tech Company President, Eng. Majed Bin Saad Al-Osaimi, represented the company. Vice Rector Al-Hadithi explained that the agreement aims to accelerate the pace of digital transformation and advanced technology development. Moreover, the initiative will assure that technical achievements are in accord with the Kingdom's cultural principles and customs. The university expects to further expand its community service efforts as part of this agreement.