On Tuesday, Duh al-Hijjah 26, 1437H, the UQU President, Dr. Bakri bin Maatouq Assas, inaugurated the UQU Colleges Award for the colleges that initiate publishing their scientific production on the electronic search engines: Academia, Researchgate, Google Scholar, Scopus, ResearcherID, and Orcid. The Award would be announced on Wednesday, Rabi’ al-awwal 21, 1438H, at the closing ceremony of the First Forum for Scientific Research. Held at Dr. Assas’s office, the inauguration was attended by the UQU Vice-President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Thamer Al-Harbi, and the Commissioned Dean of Scientific Research, and Dean of the Institute of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for Hajj and Umrah Research, Dr. Faisal bin Ahmad Al-Allaf.
The deanship extends its thanks to the Colleges Award Preparation Committee, chaired by the Deputy of the Center of Educational and Psychological Research, Dr. Diana Hammad that worked so hard to develop the specifications and regulations of the award.
In addition, Dr. Assas launched the Search Engines Guide Series in Arabic language that consists of 6 main guides to facilitate the registration of the researchers at the main search engines. Noteworthy, the series is produced by Dr. Tahani bent Muhammad Al-Subait, faculty member in the Department of Information Science at UQU, and edited and reviewed by both Dr. Suhail bin Salem Ba-Jamal, the Vice-dean for Groups and Research Centers Affairs, and Dr. Hanadi bent Muhammad Behiri, the Vice-dean for Quality and Development.
To view the Guide Series, please click on the link below:
Furthermore, Dr. Assas kicked off the “UQU Initiative 3,000” that aims at encouraging the researchers to invite their fellows to register at the electronic search engines. The initiative duration is 3 months through which each faculty member is expected to invite 3 other faculty members from UQU to register at 3 search engines for researchers’ databases, and ensure that each of the 3 invitees would, in turn, invite other 3 faculty members to do the same, and so forth. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to have 3,000 UQU faculty members registered at 3 search engines, by the end of the 3 months. Thanks to Dr. Ba-Jamal who contributed to developing the initiative and tracking the search engines. We ask Allah to reward the efforts of each and every one contributed to developing the research activities at UQU, and enhancing its research activism.