Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Inaugurated by Minister of Education, UQU Participates in IECHE

Under the patronage of the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, the Minister of Education Dr. Ahmed bin Mohamed Al-Iesa launched 7th International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE), held at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center from Rajab 15 to 18, 1438 H under slogan (Saudi Universities and Vision 2030: Knowledge is the Fuel of the Future), with 387 participants including; Saudi universities and a number of international universities and academies.  

UQU Pavilion was led by UQU President Dr. Bakri bin M'atooq bin Bakri Assas and UQU delegation included;  UQU Vice President for Academic Development and Community Service, who serves also as the acting UQU Vice President for Business and Innovation Dr. Hani bin Osman Ghazi, UQU Vice President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research Dr. Thamir bin Hamdan Al-Harbi, UQU Vice President for Branches Dr. Abdul-Majeed Al-Ghamdi, Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. Saleh Al-Firaih, Dean of Scientific Research Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Ahdal , Vice Deans of Admission and Registration, CEO of Wadi Makkah Dr. Fiasal Al-Alaf, a number of chairmen of Wadi Makkah Startups, the Dean of University Studies for Girls Dr. Hala bint Saeed Al-Amoudi, Director of UQU Events Center Dr. Hisham Maghrabi, Consulting Research and Studies Institute, Vice Dean of University Studies for Girls Dr. Maisoon Al-Binayan, Vice Dean of Admission and Registration Dr. Khulud Al-Yousif and the Public Relations and Media Department.  Dr. Assas reviewed all contents of the pavilion including participation of 13 startups in addition to the program provided for students by Wadi Makkah, besides the participation of the Consulting Research and Studies Institute, Deanship of Graduate Studies, Deanship of Admission and Registration, Deanship of Scientific Research and Deanship of University Studies for Girls.  

Following the opening ceremony, Dr. Assas stressed that participation of the university in this scientific and research gathering at IECHE under the patronage of the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques is set to highlight the university's scientific and research role and the strides achieved in the fields of research and innovations through Wadi Makkah and its startups so as to keep pace with the Kingdom Vision 2030. He referred to the support the university received and still from the wise leadership and the close follow-up of the Minister of Education Dr. Ahmed bin Mohamed Al-Iesa to support the education march in the university and place it in the rank of the globally advanced universities, extending his thanks to UQU Vice President for Academic Development and Community Service and to all those who contributed to make the university pavilion coming in such a unique way.


For his part, the UQU Vice President for Development Dr. Hani Ghazi said the university is very keen for its different participation in the IECHE to be distinct and incomparable, that is why we have involved Wadi Makkah startups this year in introducing their works and achievements which were transferred into products used by a number of sectors and institutions in accordance with the Kingdom Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020. He lauded support of the UQU President Dr. Bakri Assas and his keenness in the university's participation in the conference so as to highlight its role in achieving the Kingdom Vision 2030. He underlined that the University through its investment arm Wadi Makkah has achieved a number of objectives stipulated by the Kingdom Vision.