It is with great pleasure that I welcome all students, faculty, administrators, and staff back to another exciting academic year here at Effat University.
Beginning of the new academic year 2015-2016, Effat family maintains its goal in providing our community and national economy with women graduates who would be highly qualified to assume leadership roles in our society, government and private sectors through creating new resources and facilities that deliver academic discipline diversity. With our commitment to excellence, we strive to educate tomorrow’s leaders at an international standard by providing an inter-disciplinary environment, managing resources effectively to provide life-long learning, providing community service learning experiences, encouraging national and international collaboration, and inspiring new models of learning to maximize the educational experience. We are proud to announce that the new college of Architecture and Design is offering a new Bachelor of Science in Design. We have also expanded the range of Masters Programs; we are now accepting students in to the Masters of Urban Design in partnership with Miami University and the Masters in Translation Studies. The new Library and Cultural Museum has already become one of Jeddah landmark buildings, and with its extensive resources is a state-of-the-art haven for scholars to study and research.
We enable our students to mature to well-rounded, competent, and articulate citizens and leaders. For that and in recognition of our continuous determination to excel in providing new and ongoing opportunities to Effat students, faculty and staff, Effat was rewarded with a three star out of five ranking by the QS organization.
The 2015-2016 academic year will undoubtedly bring new challenges and opportunities. Let us work together to embrace the challenges and seize the opportunities to create a better future for all. I invite you to take a few minutes and browse through the remarkable array of organized activities and events regularly advertised on our Web site. I hope you find the information useful and that it will motivate you to learn more by visiting us in person. Please come to our beautiful 82000 sq. meters campus to experience Effat culture and discover the excitement and energy of its experience for yourself.
I look forward to a fruitful year.