Message of Dr. Thamir bin Hamdan Al-Harbi
Vice President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research
All praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammed, and upon all his family and companions.
The Vice Presidency for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research is one of the major pillars and launching pads, which assisted Umm Al-Qura University (UQU) to become a pioneering educational institution both locally and internationally. It plays a pivotal role in providing an attractive and stimulating environment for innovation and excellence at scientific research, as well as boosting the UQU academic and research outputs.
The boundless, continuous support the University was, and still is, receiving from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, HRH Crown Prince, and HRH the Deputy Crown Prince- May Allah protect them- along with the directives of HE the Minister of Education, and HE the UQU President in relation to upgrading the quality of graduate studies and scientific research, have always been the motivation for the vice-presidency and its staff to proudly assume their responsibilities.
With this in mind, we were keen to launch this e-portal for the Vice Presidency for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research to be a linking point between the Vice Presidency and the university community, including researchers, students, and faculty members. We have also made sure to enrich it with the data and information everyone may need.
In conclusion, we at UQU are looking forward to playing a pioneering role as a torchbearer for the Muslim peoples around the world, especially given its location in Makkah - the place of revelation and the direction towards which Muslims turn for prayer.
May Allah guide us all to the good and righteous path.