Effat University Launches "Industropedia Academy"
01 November 2020
Under the generous patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Lulwa Al-Faisal, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees and General Supervisor of Effat University, Effat University launched "Industropedia Academy" platform in October 2020 to improve the partnership with the private sector and contribute to innovation and productivity.
platform aims to coordinate and integrate between Effat University and the
private sector to achieve Kingdom’s Vision 2030, to strengthen the relations
between the two parties in various scientific and practical fields, to benefit
from mutual experiences, studies and research to improve institutional
professional work and entrepreneurship, and to provide distinctive programs and
outputs that keep pace with modern developments and meet the needs of society
and the requirements of the labor market.
launch of the platform comes within the framework of the country’s vision and
direction to achieve the goals of Kingdom's Vision 2030, through a partnership
approach between all relevant agencies and parties in the public and private
platform represents a general framework for bilateral cooperation between the
university and the private sector, through which a series of weekly virtual
lectures will be organized and hosted in addition to holding workshops, forums
and seminars, in which the leaders and figures of the industry and business
sector from the Saudi, regional and global community participate, in order to
meet the needs of the private sector and contribute to the promotion of teamwork.
platform will serve as a window to review many topics, most notably the
(COVID-19) pandemic and its repercussions on companies, and the impact of
precautionary measures and preventive measures taken by the competent
authorities to limit the spread of the new Corona virus, on their financial
performance and operational activity.
platform seeks to develop capabilities and means to strengthen and manage
industry and business partnerships within Effat University in cooperation with
the Saudi industry and business sector.
idea of the platform dates back to October of the year 2020, when a
brainstorming session of the Effat University Advisory Council resulted in its
launch, which is an initiative for partnership between the university and the
industry, finance and business sectors in cooperation between the university
and the industrial and commercial sectors in the Kingdom and the world.
Haifa Reda Jamal Al-Lail, President of Effat University, explained that “The
vital role of the private sector contributes to achieving quality and enabling
Effat University to complete its pivotal role in building a generation armed
with knowledge and able to contribute to advancing development, as the
university adopts an approach of transparency and effective partnership with
various components. The community in the public and private sector, as well as
policy makers in various fields and all segments of society, as this has a
great role in enriching the fruitful educational movement and framing the
relationship between the university and its partners to ensure the activation
of inter-communication channels to benefit from the proposals in strengthening
our educational system”.
Haifa added: “The platform provides a new digital space with innovative options
to advance the development of the education process by expanding the base of
community and institutional partnership to provide the education sector with
more constructive ideas and opinions in a way that achieves the country's priorities
and strategic directions”.