Umm Al-Qura University (UQU), represented by its president, His Excellency Prof. Abdullah Bafail, presented to His Excellency the Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad Al Al-Sheikh, His Excellency the Minister of Education in the United Arab Emirates, Eng. Hussein Al-Hammadi, His Excellency the Minister of Education in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Naeimi, and His Excellency the Deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Asmi, one of the creative models that was produced by Wadi Makkah Company for Technology, in addition to an old image of the great Mosque of Mecca. This was during the International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE) in Riyadh.
His Excellency the Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad Al Al-Sheikh, visited the pavilion of Umm Al-Qura University that contributes in highlighting the university's excellence in research, creative and educational aspects. He said, "The conference accompanying this exhibition focuses on topics of great significance, which are urgently needed in the shadow of the quick transformations witnessed by the world today; therefore, the title of this conference: 'Transformation of the Saudi Universities in the Era of Change' was chosen very carefully, in order to move forward to a new destination, through which we foresee the future and its prospects."
His Excellency pointed out the role of universities in leading the procession of transformation and change, and contributing to achieving the Saudi Vision 2030 through renovation and innovation in the scientific and practical means and methods. He also pointed out the great responsibility placed on the universities to achieve the goals identified by the vision, as this requires from universities to set plans and strategies that can be translated into a concrete reality.