SEU and RCU sign deal to open university branch in AlUla

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The Saudi Electronic University (SEU) and the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) have entered into a cooperation agreement in order to open a university branch in AlUla Governorate.

This new initiative is part of the Human Capability Development Program, aiming to achieve educational excellence, enhance economic and social development. Further, this move aligns with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030.

The agreement includes the Royal Commission for AlUla offering scholarships to students from AlUla, which will be announced after university admissions.

According to the statement, the initiative reflects the Royal Commission for AlUla’s commitment to developing capabilities in AlUla, establishing an integrated educational system for all, and providing support to enable students to achieve their academic aspirations and acquire the necessary skills for excellence in the job market and future entrepreneurship.

The first phase of bachelor’s degree specializations will include Business Administration (Accounting), Business Administration (Finance), Business Administration (Management), and Information Technology (IT).

The agreement also ensures that the university will offer these academic programs to prepare and equip students from AlUla with necessary professional skills, aligning with the region’s economic strategy and addressing the skills gap in preparing graduates for the competitive job market. Additionally, it aims to contribute to supporting the local and national economy.

Earlier this year, Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, signed a contract with The Royal Commission for AlUla to pioneer the battery-powered tramway, the world’s longest catenary-free line. The fully integrated Alstom tramway system will feature 20 state-of-the-art Citadis B battery trams.

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