Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University and King Khalid Foundation Discuss Cooperation in Social Entrepreneurship

The Deanship of Scientific Research at Umm Al-Qura University, represented by Al-Muallim Muhammad bin Laden Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, held a virtual meeting with the King Khalid Charity Foundation to discuss means of joint cooperation in the field of social entrepreneurship and the provision of programs that serve the community members and meet their needs.

The CEO of the foundation, Her Highness Princess Nouf bint Muhammad Al Saud, emphasized the role of the academic chair in supporting the nation's young men and women with various research and programs. Her Highness noted the importance of cooperation with the chair to provide targeted community programs of sustainable impact that serve all segments of society, in accordance with the strategic plan of the institution and the goals of the Saudi Vision 2030.

On his part, the Dean of the Deanship of Scientific Research, Dr. Muhammad Al-Soufi, explained the most prominent services that the Deanship of Scientific Research provides and its strategic objectives for the coming stage. He highlighted the role of cooperation between the two sides in supporting the fields of entrepreneurship and enriching society with specific programs. He appreciated Princess Nouf's keenness to hold the meeting virtually under the current circumstances, and her interest in what the academic chair offers in particular, and the Deanship of Scientific Research in general.

Moreover, the Vice Dean of Scientific Research for Research Chairs, Dr. Abdul-llah Al-Ghamdi, alluded to the role of research chairs in community service, through their cooperation with various support bodies.

On his part, Professor of Al-Muallim Mohammed Bin Laden Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Mahmoud Falatah, presented the academic chair's mission and objectives, and the research and activities the chair carried out and whose supervision they contributed to. He pointed to the chair's accomplishments and the future plans to be implemented in the next stage. He also addressed the goals common between the chair and the King Khalid Foundation.

It is noteworthy that the academic chair has published many scientific research papers in prestigious and world-ranking scientific journals, and has contributed to the organization of scientific meetings and seminars in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition, the chair launched various competitions and training courses to support university students and help them establish their start-up companies. Moreover, the chair was honored by the Governor of Jeddah Governorate, Prince Mishaal bin Majid, and the Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority.