The University of Umm Al-Qura, represented by the Institute of Research and Consultation Studies, has entered into an international professional partnership with the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom.
The new collaboration aims to provide training programs, consultancy services, research, and professional development services in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
According to the statement, this partnership reflects the educational and research role that Umm Al-Qura University plays through cooperative partnerships with various local and international sectors, contributing to the achievement of its goals in qualifying and developing human capabilities.
The University of Surrey mentioned that these international partnerships enable them to collaborate with highly respected institutions across the globe, providing opportunities for students and staff to innovate, to broaden their horizons, and to internationalize their work.
University of Umm Al-Qura
Umm Al-Qura University is a public university in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The university was established as the College of Sharia (Islamic Law) in 1949 before being joined by new colleges and renamed as Umm Al-Qura by royal decree in 1981.
Further, the University started primarily as an Islamic university offering degrees in Islamic Law and Arabic language studies. It now offers more courses in such diverse subjects as Technology Management, Business Management, Islamic Economics, Marketing, Engineering, Technology, Medicine, Education, and Architecture, as well as various Applied, Social, and Engineering Sciences.