Today, His Excellency the President of Umm Al-Qura University, Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, discussed with His Excellency the President of King Faisal University, Dr. Muhammad Al-Ohali, and his accompanying delegation the means for enhancing cooperation between the two sides in the scientific fields and for activating partnerships between the two universities in entrepreneurship and innovation.
This discussion of cooperation took place when the President of Umm Al-Qura University received the delegation of King Faisal University at his office in the university city. The meeting with them was held in the presence of the UQU Vice President, Prof. Farid Al-Ghamdi, the Vice President for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Abdul Wahab Al-Resini, and the Supervisor of the UQU Vice Presidency for Educational Affairs, Dr. Ahmad Babalghaith.
Dr. Muhammad Al-Ohali stressed that their visit to Umm Al-Qura University is the first of a series of visits that King Faisal University will conduct to the different universities of the Saudi Kingdom. He also highlighted the expertise that Umm Al-Qura University holds, and its excellence in the innovative and pioneering fields. This is in addition to its excellence in Shari`ah sciences and the Arabic language.
Later, the delegation of King Faisal University paid a visit to the College of Dentistry, during which they were toured around the facilities and laboratories of the educational college, which is equipped with the latest medical technology. They also viewed the progress of work at the educational hospital, which contains more than 76 dental clinics and private clinics for emergency cases and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Finally, the delegation visited Wadi Makkah Technology Company to learn about its innovative and pioneering products. Moreover, they learnt about the company's contributions in developing the knowledge-based economy and promoting the concept of creating entrepreneurship and innovation through investing in the human mind and supporting emerging entrepreneurial companies.