to be the top international university in research, executive education and graduate studies that develop outstanding knowledge, contribute to the socio-economic advancement of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and value humanity as a whole.
DGSR is committed to preparing innovative scholars and researchers from among Effat Faculty, undergraduate and graduate students able to demonstrate significant intellectual impact and effectively contribute to the growth of scientific and applied research, and demonstrate an interest in global and socio- economic development through the University’s culture of entrepreneurship and community engagement.
Enhance Effat University’s national and international recognition and presence through the promotion of the University as a hub for innovative research and discovery, distinguished graduate programs, and extended learning opportunities
Sustain an inspiring organizational climate characterized by integrity and sound policies in support of enhancing research, outstanding graduate programs, and strategic community relations.
Meet and exceed national and international standards and requirements for quality in the areas of research, graduate studies, educational and research excellence through maintaining and further gaining national and international accreditation of graduate programs, executive and training programs in addition to effective benchmarking and quality systems and processes.
Increase Effat’s research influence, sustain the quality of graduate and training programs, integrate research in educational processes, incorporate interdisciplinary research and emphasis on community development in graduate programs while further strengthening Effat’s community engagement through effective use of its intellectual assets, talents and skills available in the various training centers in the EECSI.
Recruit and retain competent undergraduate and graduate students, and provide them with quality development opportunities and holistic life experiences while nurturing their positive research experience in a supportive atmosphere.
Provide student and faculty researchers with advanced learning resources while ensuring availability and effective access to learning and information resources, research databases and datasets, indexed research journals, research software’s as well as Learning Resources for Executive Education programs.
Maintain, expand and optimize the use of state-of-the-art facilities of effective research infrastructure, laboratories, and information systems through participation in national and international platforms for shared research and learning facilities, international standards, research laboratories, equipment and software, and ensuring adequate facilities for Graduate and Executive Programs.
Support Effat’s overall financial health through commercialization of research (consultancies and patents), grants, industrial partnerships, sustainable engagement with partners while promoting executive training programs as a major source for financial income generation.
Attract and retain world-class researchers, graduate studies faculty, and competent trainers, enhancing effective research development and training programs and support career skill development while managing university scholarships to study abroad for graduate students and trainees.
Foster a vibrant and interactive research community of researchers, faculty, and students to strengthen innovative research opportunities, leading to intellectual property, enterprises, socio-economic prosperity and financial wealth, and effectively contributing to socio-economic development and fulfilling the objectives and aspirations of the Saudi 2030 vision.
Develop and support a culture of service through national and international long-term productive partnerships and collaborations that support the community and strengthen the university.