Vice-dean for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research
Dr. Khalid bin Saleem Al-Harbi
Praise be to Allah, and peace be upon Prophet Muhammad, and upon his family and companions:
Umm Al-Qura University, the first beacon of education in Makkah, serves the most sacred place in the world. It was initially established as the College of Shari`ah when the Social Service's vice-deanship for postgraduate studies were built. Its work as part of the university's postgraduate scheme was meant to serve the noble objectives of the university which educates a huge number of students.
The College of Social Services is especially important for the whole nation as it studies the geography of homeland, media, social issues, information and foreign languages. These five factors are the main pillars of the modern state which establish its connections with the surrounding world.
The college initiated its postgraduate program long time ago by the departments of Geography and English language. The Geography department grants master and Ph.D degrees in geography while the language department grants its postgraduate students the master degrees in English Literature, Linguistics and Translation. Both departments make their postgraduate programs accessible by students coming from other universities in the kingdom and from Arab and Muslim countries.
The vice-deanship, in coordination with its employees, encouraged the departments to provide high quality postgraduate programs that harmonize with the academic prestigious position according to the rules of the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA). It is expected to fulfill the college's aspiration of the international academic accreditation for its postgraduate studies.
The Information Science Department is working on completing the postgraduate cycle in the college's departments. The college's ambitious plans for its postgraduate studies include inking new agreements with a number of internationally recognized universities to get an opportunity for a joint supervision on its postgraduate study programs. The agreements would open the door for new experiences in the fields of postgraduate studies and the scientific research.
The college is proud of its professors and researchers who wrote and published important scientific references and researches in various Arab and foreign scientific journals. Yet, the college has a long way to reach its ambitious goals for published more scientific researches. It has formed a committee named "Scientific Research Ethics" that is assigned to fulfill the modern scientific research and international accreditation requirements. The college, its dean, vice-deans and departments spared no effort to help its staff and students reach study and scientific research goals.
May Allah grant us success.