I would like to welcome you to the Deanship of Graduate Studies and Research (DGSR) at Effat University. Effat University is one of the most energetic and vibrant academic institutions in the Kingdom that have actively taken remarkable actions in order to promote and enhance a knowledgeable economy in Saudi Arabia. Since its establishment in 2009, the DGSR has been central to the mission of Effat University to qualify competitive graduate leaders and pioneering researchers by providing interdisciplinary grain graduate programs and cutting-edge research opportunities.
In 2010, the DGSR provided its first graduate program; which is the Masters in Islamic Financial Management (MIFM); as one of the graduate programs of the College of Business; and the first batch of this program graduated in 2012. Now the DGSR in collaboration with the University colleges and departments is getting ready to provide more innovative masters programs in several fields including Master of Science in Urban Design and a PhD program in Business Administration. Research in Effat University has organically grown from our faculty interests and the country’s persistent needs. The DGSR established three research centers: Smart Buildings Research Center, Virtual Reality Research Center, and E-Arabization Research Center. Effat researchers are motivated by creating new knowledge and being recognized as leaders in these research areas.
Among the Deanship’s units is the Executive Education and Community Services Institute (EECSI). The unit functions as one of the connecting points that ties Effat with the outside community through its various services and programs that are created for the purpose of contributing to the development of the entire community and serving its needs. EECSI governs a variety of centers such as the Foreign Language Center, Information Technology Center, Business Studies Center and others that all aim at the betterment of society at large.
Finally, I would like to welcome you again and assure you that by choosing Effat University as your destination for your graduate studies, research or professional development programs, you have chosen to encounter a welcoming environment of enriched programs and distinctive research opportunities that aim to the enhancement of knowledge for the benefit of the broader society.