Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

UQU President Participates in Medicine College Workshop with London University College Delegation


The President of UQU, Dr. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, has participated in the workshops and discussions held by the College of Medicine with the University College of London, led by the Dean of the College, Deborah Gale, in order to study the situation of the education based on relying on a work staff, as well as the modern assessment methods. This took place in the presence of several faculty members at the College, at the headquarters of the College at Al-Abideyah campus.

Gale has expressed her happiness with the noticeable development made by the College of Medicine in UQU in terms of the learning strategies in it as well as the provided training which simulates international trends in medical learning, especially in regards of the curricula in the sciences of Haj, Umrah and family health. All of this makes the college’s curricula distinct and able to implement the health care model.

The Dean of the Medicine College at UQU, Dr. Abdulsalam Nour Wali, welcomed the delegation of London University College. He praised the efforts of Dr. Bafail in the workshop, stressing that this is the fourth visit that aims to present the strategic partnership between the two universities and the goals of this partnership. He added that the partnership aims to harmonize the academic programs offered by the college with the other medical colleges across the world through qualitative programs it offers in the field of community medicine and pilgrims’ health care, all of which is in line with the kingdom’s 2030 vision.

For his part, Dr. Bafail welcomed the head of the London University College delegation and her accompanying team, explaining that UQU was blessed with the privacy of the location and its honorable status, with the great support it receives from the kingdom's wise government. This has contributed to allowing to provide qualitative programs that are compatible with the 2030 vision, especially in terms of programs that serve the sides involving Haj and Umrah, as well as God’s guests. 

He added that through its various colleges, UQU seeks to reach the world's finest universities, in order to provide its academic programs through the most modern educational methods for learning and teaching. The programs can provide high-quality products that meet the needs of the work market. Dr. Bafail also pointed out that investing in the economy of knowledge can take place through scientific research that eventually results in patents that can be turned into tangible products that serve the community.