Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Overview of the Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research


- 2019/10/03

Message from the Vice Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research

The Vice Deanship for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research at the College of Designs, which constitutes the nucleus of the UQU Vice Deanship for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research, aims to contribute and shoulder its role in the development of higher education in Saudi Arabia through the provision of postgraduate programs that contribute to the establishment of scientific research and the building of a knowledge society. The vice deanship aims to overcome obstacles faced by postgraduate students in all units. The following units operate under the Vice Deanship for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research at the College of Designs:

  • Postgraduate Studies Unit
  • Scholarships and Training Unit
  • Scientific Research Unit
  • Teaching Assistants and Lecturers Affairs Unit
  • Secretariat of the Academic Council Unit

All these units strive to achieve the objectives of the vice deanship, but this can only be realized through the cooperation and responsiveness of all the concerned parties who graciously provide us with constructive proposals.

May Allah grant you all success...

The College Vice Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research

Dr. Mona Hamid Ibrahim Mousa

Overview and History of the College Vice Deanship for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research:

Postgraduate Studies Programs are among the main pillars of the educational process at the college, which aims to achieve leadership in the field of postgraduate studies through the selection of vital research topics that best serve the Saudi community, contribute to the realization of the national vision to enhance postgraduate research outputs, and strive to promote postgraduate studies by creating the appropriate learning environment. The postgraduate programs for the Masters and PhD degrees at the College of Designs were founded in 1405 A.H., when the college was called "The College of Home Economics and Art Education". The college then included three academic departments that provided postgraduate programs for the Master's and PhD degrees, and still does at the present time although the name of the college has been changed to the College of Designs.

Objectives:

The Vice Deanship for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research aims to realize the following objectives:

  1. Contribute to improving and upgrading the postgraduate programs and expand their scope of research, endeavoring to disseminate and develop them in line with the international academic programs offered in the discipline.
  2. Empower outstanding students with university degrees to continue their postgraduate studies in the kingdom.
  3. Contribute to the enrichment of human knowledge via specialized scientific research and serious scholarly research, and the development of scientific research to introduce scholarly and scientific contributions, innovative applications, and new discoveries.
  4. Encourage academic competencies to keep pace with the rapid progress in the various fields of knowledge, motivate them to embrace creativity and innovation, and urge them to channel their efforts towards addressing the problems of the Saudi society.

Postgraduate Programs Offered by the College:

The college organizes Master's and PhD programs in the following disciplines:

  • Master and Ph.D. programs in "Housing and Home Management".
  • Master and Ph.D. programs in "Clothing and Textiles" in the following sub-specialties:
    • Fashion Design
    • Clothing Manufacturing
    • Clothing History and Embroidery
    • Textiles

Contact information: Extension Number 121-122

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