Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Pratt School of Engineering and Effat University have been partners since 2004, when they collaborated to develop the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) curriculum and establish the program, the first of its kind for women in Saudia Arabia. Every year, faculty from Duke visit the department to monitor its development and interact with students and faculty. ECE graduates each receive a personal letter of congratulations from the Dean of the Pratt School, Dean Tom Katsouleas.
The School of Architecture at Miami University has partnered Effat University since 2009. Miami collaborated with Effat to create the new 5-year curriculum in line with ABET standards. Every summer, Effat students have the opportunity to take courses in Italy at the University of Miami’s facilities in Rome. They are currently also working with Effat to develop a Masters Program in Urban Design, which will open in the near future.
Since the inception of the King Abdullah Scholarship Program, many Saudis have gone abroad to complete their graduate studies. In order to maximize their success in these demanding programs, Effat University has collaborated with Syracuse University to develop a preparatory program to enhance not only their academic English skills but also their analytical and critical thinking skills as well as boosting their academic foundations in their chosen disciplines.
Effat has partnered with the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University since 2011 for advice and assistance with the Psychology department curriculum development, training and teaching methodologies.
The Computer Science department’s international partner is Tokai University, in the land of technical innovation, Japan. Tokai collaborates with Effat in ensuring that the curriculum remains up-to-date in this rapidly changing field. Professors from Tokai visit on an annual basis, giving not only lectures and courses relevant to the field, but also insights into the fascinating Japanese culture. students have also taken research internship courses in Tokai.
College of Business
In 2005, Effat collaborated with the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, Washington DC to establish a department of Business Administration. From this solid foundation, the College of Business was formed in 2009. In 2013, the partnership was renewed, which will further strengthen all the departments, and increase the research capacity of for both students and faculty.
English and Translation
Western Sydney University is one of Effat’s newest partners and many exciting collaborative projects between students and faculty are planned. Like Effat, WSU has a strong English/Arabic translation studies department, and the collaboration will focus not only on the Bachelor program but also on the Master of Science in Translation and Interpreting (MTI).
English and Translation
Uzbekistan State World Languages University, is one of the leading Universities in Uzbekistan. It trains highly qualified specialists on more than 20 foreign languages.
The collaboration with Effat University will provides unique opportunity to promote Arabic language in Uzbekistan and prepare qualified translators and interpreters.
Mount Holyoke is a selective women’s college that has a robust reputation for empowering women and developing leadership skills to produce the leaders of the future. Their mission mirrors that of Effat, which is “ to qualify tomorrow’s competitive leaders”. Since 2010 the sister institutions have been collaborating to develop new initiatives to strengthen and add value to the co-curricular program at Effat.
Master of Science in Finance
SDA Bocconi is one of the few Business Schools that hold the so-called "triple crown", three of the most prestigious international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. It is also the only Italian Business School to feature in all the major international rankings, including Financial Times, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek and The Economist.
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, is the USA’s preeminent center for professional training and scholarship of performing, cinematic and emerging media arts. Many of its alumni have achieved great fame and accolades, and are leading creative forces globally. The partnership between Effat University’s CA program and Tisch will add depth and breadth to the program, and a link to the vibrant international community of media specialists.
KENT State University, USA collaborates with Effat University in Students Summer School, studying abroad, joint conferences, and Albalad project
Auburn University’s undergraduate design program was ranked in June 2016 as one of the top 5 programs in the USA by DesignIntelligence, the definitive school ranking for architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and industrial design. Effat University’s newest academic partnership will add value to the Design program, ensuring quality and opening up possibilities for collaboration at all levels.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities.
As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 275 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 33,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $502 million. The Effat English Academy collaborates with the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute, whose mission is to promote intercultural competence and understanding by connecting people across borders and disciplines. They aim to inspire globally minded students, scholars, and professionals through transformative learning, innovative collaborations, and cross-cultural engagement.
The mission of University of the People is to offer affordable, quality, fully online, degree-granting educational programs to any qualified student. UoPeople believes that education plays a fundamental role in strengthening respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and in promoting understanding and tolerance.
Our partnership offers students from both institutions the chance to pursue a variety of fields at the undergraduate level, as well as at the graduate level.
Students will be able to transfer between the two universities in compatible programs.