Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Message from the Dean

- 2020/06/11

Prof. Muhammad bin Shukri Al-Soufi

Professor of Mechanical Engineering - College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture

Umm Al-Qura University

The UQU Deanship of Scientific Research is considered the primary engine of the research process and the key outlet for monitoring the research movement within the university. It is relied upon to keep pace with the development of scientific research and its procedures, in line with the vision, mission, and objectives of the university, as well as the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030. Accordingly, the deanship bears the responsibility of supporting and developing scientific research and research services through a clear methodology and strategy that ensures quality, transparency and productivity.

Scientific research is one of the major functional pillars of the university, which makes it incumbent upon us to pay attention to the development of human resources and the provision of optimal efficiency for researchers and postgraduate students to ensure that their research needs are met. In addition, attention is needed for the creation and development of executive by-laws and regulations related to internal and external research grants, as well as the centers, academic chairs, and research services provided by the deanship, in order to ensure ongoing research growth that can achieve the objectives of a knowledge and information society and act as a catalyst for publication in prestigious scientific journals.

The Deanship of Scientific Research at Umm Al-Qura University takes care to keep pace with the national needs by maintaining leading thematic research priorities that contribute to achieving a knowledge-based and innovative economy. It also demonstrates an interest in local and international research partnerships, in light of the directions of our wise government, the Ministry of Education, and the UQU Supreme Administration, in order to achieve research outputs that are compatible with the needs of the labor market.

To this end, we at the Deanship of Scientific Research seek integration between the different research outlets to serve researchers and achieve the goals and aspirations set for a prestigious research future that promotes research, innovation, and creativity.