As we stand at the threshold of a new
academic year (2016-2017), I am pleased to welcome you to Effat University’s
Deanship of Graduate Studies & Research (DGSR).
Being the University’s central point for research, graduate programs
and executive education
opportunities, DGSR is focal to the University’s mission of providing an
interdisciplinary environment conducive to research, community service and
life-long learning. Through the valuable research and graduate education
opportunities the University provides, we aim at creating an
intellectually-stimulating environment for learning and discovery.
I am especially excited this year to announce the launch of a new
graduate degree in Energy Engineering as well as a PhD program in Business
Administration, hence diversifying our offered graduate education opportunities
and providing our students with challenging and inspiring education. With these
new programs, female students can now fulfill their ambitions to specialize in
emerging and topical fields such as petroleum engineering and renewable energy.
These programs also offer our entire community of both students and researchers
new possibilities for research and innovation in these exciting fields.
And what says
‘innovation’ better than inventive patents? We are immensely happy that Effat
University was recently granted two patents. Presented by the US Patent &
Trademark Office and registered under the name of Dr. Mohammed
Asmatullah Khan, Leader of the Biometrics &
Sensor Systems Lab, one of the patents was given for a method of improving
the detection of low-contrast and narrow-width vessels.
The University has also been home to
academic conferences and research forums ranging across various disciplines and
covering up-to-date themes. The annual Learning & Technology conference
has been hosted for over a decade and is held this year in its
14th version. Other conferences cover exciting themes related to Islamic finance,
architecture and urban design, language and culture, among others.
also remain greatly appreciative of our academic and industry partnerships as
they open doors to collaboration and joint efforts in addressing unanswered
questions and tapping into new realms of innovation and creativity.
Finally, I look forward to an exciting,
new academic year marked by continued pursuits to create an innovative research
culture that helps make an impactful, sustainable difference in our community