Memorandum Of Understanding Between The Diriyah Gate Development Authority And Knowledge University For Joint Cooperation In The Academic And Scientific Fields And The Development Of National Cadres

The Diriyah Gate Development Authority signed a memorandum of understanding with “Knowledge University”, one of the leading private universities in Diriyah Governorate specialized in the field of medical and health sciences, computers and information systems, with the aim of enhancing cooperation in all academic, training and cultural fields, in addition to cooperation in the recruitment of national cadres and the establishment of scientific and employment exhibitions and conferences.

The MoU was signed by H.E. Prof. Dr. Waleed bin Hussein Abu Al-Faraj, President of Knowledge University, and Mr. Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority, at the Authority’s headquarters, under which the two parties will coordinate and develop and implement projects, initiatives and events jointly, especially in the fields of employment and educational programs, statistics, academic and scientific affairs, events, exhibitions and conferences, in addition to volunteering programs, and training.

Mr. Inzerillo expressed his happiness to strengthen joint cooperation with Knowledge University, pointing out that the memorandum will support the efforts of the Authority in attracting distinguished cadres of university graduates to work in the Diriyah Gate Development Authority, or in its various projects, providing training and skills development opportunities, and introducing university graduates to the opportunities that abound in the Saudi labor market, in addition to benefiting from the expertise and knowledge of the university in the fields of statistics, studies, academic and scientific research, organizing exhibitions, conferences, and events that achieve The common objectives of the Authority and the University, thus contributing to the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 related to the localization of human cadres and knowledge, and contributing to the empowerment of the sons and daughters of the homeland of their expected developmental role.

For his part, Prof. Dr. Waleed bin Hussein Abu Al-Faraj, President of Knowledge University, expressed his happiness at raising the level of cooperation between the University and the Authority, which will provide cooperative training opportunities for students of Knowledge University, whether in the Diriyah Gate Development Authority or in its various projects to introduce them to the labor market and provide them with the expertise they need to enter it, and stressed that cooperation will be done to provide executive and graduate education programs for the Authority’s employees in a way that enriches their experiences and enhances their scientific and practical output.

H.E. Prof. Dr. Abu Al-Faraj explained that the MoU confirms the status of the University based on our long experience in the field of participation and social responsibility, and it also enhances its contribution to building a knowledge economy in accordance with the vision of the wise leadership and sustainable development of the local community in Diriyah, and in the knowledge industry in general in the Kingdom through the adoption of an innovative scientific approach, and stimulating the spirit of creativity among Saudi youth, to reach a vibrant society and a prosperous economy, God willing.

Diriyah is the nucleus of the first Saudi state, and the Diriyah Gate project, upon completion, is set to include a range of cultural, recreational, commercial, hotel, educational, institutional and residential areas, including 38 hotels and a variety of museums and cultural institutions, as well as a beating heart of commercial markets that integrate with the Bujairi terraces.

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