Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Technical Cooperation between the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research and STC




A team of experts from the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) visited the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research at Umm Al-Qura University last Sunday to discuss and explore potential avenues of collaboration and synergies in common areas between the Institute and STC. The team was received by the Dean of the Institute, Dr. Sami bin Yasin Brahmin, and a number of the institute's vice-deans.

The meeting included a presentation of the outstanding researches and programs offered by the institute in the service of the pilgrims. The institute also provided a brief description of its research units in areas of technology, such as artificial intelligence, big data, and internet of things. In addition, the STC team reviewed the Hajj and Umrah information bank system and the Geographical Information System (GIS).

The team showcased the latest technologies and tools provided by the company in the field of communication, data analysis and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) technologies, which are set to contribute to the development of the services provided to the pilgrims. The team expressed their deep appreciation for the work of the institute, and commended its continuous developmental efforts to enhance the services provided to the Makkah and Medina regions.

The Dean of the Institute, Dr. Sami bin Yasin Brahmin, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the STC team for the visit, stressing the importance of building more strategic partnerships between the institute's experts on the one hand, and the government and private sectors on the other. Such partnerships will help to achieve common aims and realize the desired objectives in alignment with the National Transformation Plan 2020 and the Saudi Vision 2030.

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