Academica Issue 6 2022/2023

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Academia Issue 6 - 2022/2023

Sponsored by

HRH Prince Khalid Al Faisal bin Abdulaziz A life of dedication to fulfilling the Late King Faisal Vision of "Faith, Knowledge, Performance"

Alfaisal University Celebrates 15 Years of Excellence



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Alfaisal University HRH. Prince Khalid Al Faisal Bin AbdulAziz Al-Saud Chairman, Board of Trustees


HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal Bin Abdulaziz

HH. Prince BandarBin Saud Bin Khalid Al-Saud

Al-Sheikh Hamad Abdulaziz Al-Jomaih

H.E. Dr. Majid Bin Ibrahim Alfayyadh King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center (KFSHRC )

General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers & Council for Economics & Development Affairs

Eng. Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Alaqeelz

Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed AlSabeel

Dr. Maher Bin Abdullah AlOdan

King Faisal Foundation (KFF)

Al Jomiah

Jarir Investment

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King Faisal Foundation (KFF)

King Faisal Prize Secretary-General

HRH. Prince Saud Bin Turki Al-Faisal Bin Abdulaziz King Faisal Foundation (KFF)

H.E. Ghassan Al Shibl

CEO, Saudi Nuclear Energy Holding Company

Board of Trustees We greatly value the expertise, leadership, and generosity of our Executive Board of Trustees. We look forward to their continued support as we achieve a new milestone of successful years.

Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Mubarak AlFaraj

Engr. Ahmed Jazzar

HE Dr. Mohammed Bin Ali Alhayaza

VP Government and Military Affairs

Vice President, Boeing International President, Boeing Saudi Arabia

Dr. Mohammed Bin Ibrahim AlOdhaib

Associate Professor, King Saud University

Associate Professor, King Saud University

Dr. Monaji AlKinani

Dr. Abdulmalik Bin Mohammed AlKhatheeri

Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Ministry of Education

Dr. Saleem AlSaleem

Assistant Professor, Qassim University

Dr. Ghada Bin Saif

Assistant Professor, University of Jeddah

President, Alfaisal University

Dr. Bassam AlBassam

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science

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Content 6


College of Medicine


College of Pharmacy


College of Business


College of Science & General Studies


College of Engineering


College of Law & International Relations


Alfaisal Center for Research & Consultancy Studies (ACRCS)


Alumni & Placement Relations Department


Advancement Office


Facility Department


Student Affairs


Faces of Alfaisal

‫المسؤولية المجتمعية في جامعة الفيصل‬


‫محاضرة صاحب السمو الملكي األمير‬ ‫تركي الفيصل آل سعود "صورتنا في العالم‬ ‫"وأهمية الدبلوماسية العامة‬


15 ‫احتفاالت الجامعة بذكرى تأسيسها الـ‬


‫لكمة صاحبة السمو الملكي‬ ‫األميرة مها بنت مشاري آل سعودي‬


‫ خالد مناع القطان‬.‫لكمة د‬


‫لكمة رئيس الجامعة معالي‬ ‫الدكتور محمد آل هيازع‬


Director of Marketing Communications Department Mrs. Safia Dart

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Editorial Team


Ms. Israa Abu Rayyash M. Arwa Alawad Hamna Suhail Khan Saleem Abduljawwad Abrar Alogaiel Haya Alaboudi Bushra Ismail Musaad Alharbi Rovelyn Rico Mashari Alhamoudi Waleed Almaiman

Hider Nasser Alomrani Ibrahim Khalid Alshuwaigi

Mrs. Safia Dart


Director of Marketing Communications Department



It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to a special edition of our flagship magazine Academia,

celebrating the 15th year anniversary of Alfaisal University! As one of the founding members of this

university, it has been truly remarkable to be a part of this story for the past decade and a half. I have witnessed how countless ideas and dreams become realities, how collaborations and partnerships equip our faculty and student with research opportunities and industry insights, watched 12

graduating cohorts unlock their potential and cross over into their future full of promise, empowered by the guidance, skills and opportunities provided by this institution.

Reflecting on the original mission laid out for the university in its early days compared to where we

are today, it is notable how we've stayed committed to our goal- building national and international relationships that cultivate opportunities, expertise and cutting-edge research and therefore developing our students into being the leaders of tomorrow.

Having achieved. so much as a young university we continue to move forward with high ambitions.

Universities are major drivers of social change. Through our commitment and impact, we hope to contribute towards realizing Vision 2030, in contributing to a knowledge-based economy, just like the dreams of our past are the reality of today.

Our students are the future of this great nation, and we continue to ensure that we remain a future example of where education is headed in Saudi Arabia.

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HBS Crossroads: GCC Future Impact Forum 2022



On the 14th of September, Alfaisal University’s VP of External Relations & Advancement -HRH Dr. Maha bint Mishari Al Saud- addressed an audience of government, non-government and industry leaders from across the Globe at a panel discussion during the Crossroads: GCC Future Impact Forum 2022. Hosted by the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of the GCC, the Future Impact Forum brought together stakeholders from multiple perspectives to plan out impactful solutions on key challenges of the next 20 years such as Governance, Health, National Talent, Food Security, Transformation and Sustainability. HRH Dr. Maha, alongside prominent academics and CEOs of the GCC healthcare space, shared her insights on the panel titled, “Planning for GCC’s Future Healthcare Systems”. This panel sought to highlight and discuss the policy and framework support that would be necessary to enable the healthcare sector in the GCC to slowly transform from a purely public domain to a public-private initiative, without compromising on the goals of scalability and financial stability. During her discussion, HRH Dr. Maha Al Saud emphasized the role of physician advocacy as a core component of medical professionalism, promoting advocacy training and practice as indispensable tools to empower change. She also focused on the role the private sector will play in making Vision 2030 achievable, citing value-based care, digitization and innovation as some of the prominent areas in this partnership.

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The Times Higher Education MENA Universities Summit 2022

The Times Higher Education MENA Universities Summit 2022 convened in Kuwait late November, this time under the theme of “Transforming learning for a sustainable future”. The three-day summit brought together policymakers and university leaders from the region and beyond to discuss the specific opportunities and challenges faced by MENA universities.



This year, the focus has been to discover ways for universities to bridge current or future skill gaps and facilitate the shift towards a sustainable, knowledge-based economy using new educationalmodels such as micro-credentialing and lifelong learning. Our Vice President of External Relations & Advancement HRH Dr. Maha bint Mishari Al Saud was invited to share her expertise at the summit. In a panel discussion titled “Leadership Reflections: How can we successfully bridge the gap between policy, institutions and industry?”, she shared the stage with key policymakers and pioneers in the MENA higher-education sector. She highlighted cross-sector collaborations, using unique case studies from Alfaisal to illustrate how they provide greater opportunities. Alfaisal University has been able to integrate sustainable development values in their curriculum, research, operations and community outreach due to our relationships with our Cofounders and Board of Trustees. Going forward, eminence in research shall be an integral tool for Alfaisal: to keep pace with the fourth industrial revolution, to support the achievement of Vision 2030 and to become a model institution in the region. The panel concluded with an emphasis on how a transformational approach can offer long-term resilience and flexibility while helping institutions emerge from challenges on a firmer footing. Academia 2023 | 11

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Message From the Dean College of Medicine to the 15 th Year Anniversary of Alfaisal U niversity

13 Dr. Khaled Al-Kattan,

Dean, College of Medicine It is a dream come true In 2008 we started Alfaisal university with a mission and vision to be a world-class student center university. Today marking the 15th anniversary, I witness the leadership position of Alfaisal university in Saudi Arabia and the region, and that the college of medicine is among the top 200 medical schools in the world. With a state of art university and great faculties, we created a great educational environment. Our selected students with high achievements, high caliber faculty members, and a well-designed curriculum, the graduates of Alfaisal are known to be the best. I want to tell each student that we are proud of you, and you will always be proud that you are Alfaisal university graduate. Our Alumni are now leaders and managed to proceed with great business opportunities and joined the top graduate programs worldwide. I wish Alfaisal all the best in its 15th anniversary.

Alfaisal University Enrichment Programs Alfaisal University Enrichment Programs (AUEP) are a set of dynamic courses that target high school students and aim to bridge the gap between secondary and undergraduate education in terms of skills and knowledge. AUEP started in January 2020, and the program delivers fundamental knowledge in a challenging and interactive manner. The AUEP’s most recent achievement was conducting seven enrichment programs in the summer of 2022 across different fields, including medicine, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship, finance, the stock market, gaming, project management, research methodology, English education, and others. More than 270 students enrolled in different programs, with more than 50 students joining Alfaisal University as freshmen/UPP students. In the summer of 2022, AUEP students across different programs worked on final projects that aligned with their course content to utilize their skills and present the newly learned knowledge to their friends and families. Their work included scientific posters, creative films, product prototypes, and live demonstrations.

Leading the Way in Healthcare Simulation Education in Saudi Arabia


Alfaisal University College of Medicine has developed an international partnership with the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions (MGH IHP) with the launch of its master’s degree in Health Professions Education Simulation track. MGH IHP faculty will teach in person at the Riyadh campus. The program is the first of its kind in the region and promises to expand health professions simulation education in the Middle East.

Led by Dr. Janice Palaganas, the department’s associate chair, the Institute will offer its Master of Health Professions Education (MS-HPEd) in Simulation at Alfaisal University. While current students in the HPEd master’s (and doctoral) programs take classes online, students in the MGH IHP Alfaisal program will attend the courses on campus to meet the region’s preference of providing in-person education. “Our partnership fits the needs of the region in that exclusive online programs are not recognized,” said Palaganas. “Although this in-person requirement is not unique to Middle Eastern countries, we are happy that we can meet the needs of those who work in these cultures.” According to Dr. Khaled Al-Kattan, Dean of Alfaisal College of Medicine, the partnership will go a long way towards the university’s goals of being the region’s leader in the field. "The agreement with the MGH Institute enables better access for improving health professions simulation education faculty in the Middle East,” he said. “It is aligned with Alfaisal mission of leadership to advance the skills of educators in the region." Palaganas has developed connections with Alfaisal and other Middle Eastern universities over the past several years, thanks to having given several keynotes and guest lectures at simulation conferences. An expert on simulation education – in addition to her work at the IHP, she also maintains her position as a faculty member at the Center for Medical Simulation – she recognized a growing need to provide faculty in the region with the skills to improve healthcare education.

Graduates found the

made in an 100% investment HPEd degree worth it.


said an increase in quality of their teaching was a direct result of our HPEd program.


said they enjoyed higher job satisfaction after earning our HPEd degree

The new program’s students will be integrated into the part-time, two-year program with other international and U.S.- based students. They will choose between two tracks within the MS-HPEd: Simulation-Based Education (SBE) to improve their teaching skills in healthcare simulation and Simulation Operations for administrators, directors, and technical specialists looking to acquire skills in simulation program administration, leadership, and management of simulation technologies to support simulation-based education. “They wanted to import the best of our teaching modalities and scholarship into the Middle East,” said Dr. Roger Edwards, Chair of the MGH Institute’s Department of Health Professions Education. “Improved training of health professions education faculty will have domino effects on the educational outcomes of students across the health professions.” Edwards noted that the focus on simulationbased education enables a wide spectrum of tools to be more effectively deployed. MGH IHP faculty will teach the program’s courses on campus, including Dr. Janice Palaganas as well as Dr. Cynthia Mosher, Assistant Director in the Department of Clinical Skills Simulation Center at Alfaisal. This spring Dr. Mosher became one of the first four graduates of the Institute’s Ph.D. in Health Professions Education program. She also holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Simulation. “There are a lot of simulation efforts and amazing simulationists in the Middle East,” said Palaganas. “I'm excited to support and further the region's growth in healthcare simulation knowledge.”


Faculty Contribution to COM Success Medical Deans Development Workshop It is with great pleasure that we share with you, on behalf of the College of Medicine at Alfaisal University and the Medical Deans Committee in Saudi Arabia, the big success of the first Workshop for The College of Medicine Deans entitled ‘’Medical Deans Development Workshop”, which was held on Friday and Saturday, May 13th and 14th, 2022, on Alfaisal University Campus. Below is a summary of the themes that were discussed during the workshop, which was attended by distinguished national and international speakers and included various large and small-group sessions, panels, and breakout discussions. these themes included: Understanding and Managing the Environment of Medical Education Stakeholders. Developing Personal Leadership Skills and Building Trust in Leadership. Educational Leadership – Managing the Organization. Continuous Professional Development/Performance Management; Developing and Managing People/Effective Team Management. Sincere words of gratitude and appreciation go to Prof. Thomas Aretz and Prof. Lynn Eckhert for their hard work in designing and moderating the workshop sessions.

Dr. Hanaa Hajeer, Department Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Mentorship Program Director at COM shares a case study about flipped classroom in Molecular classes at COM in: A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; Enhancing Academic Practice (Fifth Edition) Case study 8.1: Introducing flipped biochemistry classes to first-year medical students (medium impact blend)

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Medical Education Faculty Publish a Study in “Advances in Physiology Education” Journal

Oct 17th 2022

Medical Literature Enhancement: Some Publications Jan 10th 2022


Dr. Hassan Shibah, Chairman of the Medical Education Department, Dr. Raed Albar and Dr Ayman Mohamed, Graduate Teaching Assistants, recently published a study titled: “The Interplay Between Personality Traits and Learning Strategies” in the prestigious “Advances in Physiology Education” Journal.

Ongoing Research “The Sim Effect”: A Structural Equation Modeling Investigation of the Influence of the Simulation on Distance Debriefing Engagement of Practicing Professionals Dr. Cynthia Mosher, Simulation Educator and Course Director in the Department of Clinical Skills at Alfaisal University College of Medicine, has teamed up with renowned experts in the field of healthcare simulation education to research this topic. Her team includes Harvard University professors Dr. Dan Raemer, Dr. Robert Simon, Dr. Janice Palaganas, Dr. Sue Farrell, and Dr. Perman Gochyyev, as well as Dr. Adam Cheng, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant and Director of Research and Development, ASPIRE Simulation Research Program, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Dr. Jabeen Fayyez, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant and Associate Professor at The Hospital for Sick Kids, University of Toronto, and Educational Specialist Alex Morton, RN, MSHS at Oxford Medical Simulation. Their study explores whether differences exist in participants’ levels of engagement in distance debriefing via Zoom after a “less complex” simulation experience compared to their engagement after a “more complex” simulation experience.

Awards COM graduate Dr. Omar Khdeir wins the 1st place in the Biggest Internal Medicine Knowledge-Based Competition: “The American College of Physicians Doctor’s Dilemma” COM graduate Dr. Omar Khdeir, an Internal Medicine PGY2 at East Carolina University in North Carolina, won 1st place in the biggest Internal Medicine knowledge-based competition: “The American College of Physicians Doctor’s Dilemma”! Dr. Omar was the captain of the North Carolina team, and with two of his colleagues, Swethaa Manickam and Alex Bradu, the team competed against all the training institutions in the United States, Canada, Central America, and the Caribbean. They won 1st place and were awarded the Osler Cup, securing their names in the history of the American College of Physicians.

Osler Cup

Alfaisal medical graduate Dr. Zainab Iftikhar receives the Rising Star Award by an American-based organization Alfaisal University, College of Medicine graduate and medical intern Zainab Ifthikar was awarded the Rising Star Award 2022 by the Sri Lanka Foundation International, USA. She was recognized for her philanthropic endeavors through her NGO, the MEI Foundation, as well as her two published books, “Poverty Is Not Passivity” and “Panacea Is Possible.” Zainab was also recognized through this award for her leadership roles, extracurricular involvement, and academic achievements. Their esteemed Sri Lanka Foundation Awards Ceremony was held on the 13th of November 2022 at the Millenium Hotel Biltmore, Los Angeles, where Zainab gave her speech.

Rising Star Award 2022


Invited Speakers

Sept 6th -9th 2022

Dr. Paul Ganguly, invited speaker at the 41st North American Meeting of the International Society of Heart Research and 9th International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences

Dr. Junaid Kashir: Invited Distinguished Lecturer Presentation – KAUST WEP 2022

Jan 12th 2022


Dr. Paul Ganguly, MBBS, MD, FIACS Professor and Chairman of Anatomy at our College of Medicine was invited to participate as a speaker at a North American international conference. The 9th North American Section of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (IACS) “Advances in Cardiovascular Medicine Through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion supported Education, Research, and Technology Innovation” meeting which held on September 6 – 9, 2022 at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This important meeting is part of the 41st North American Meeting of the International Society of Heart Research and 9th International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences.

It is a great honor for Alfaisal’s CoM to have Dr. Junaid Kashir, Associate Professor of Anatomy, present a distinguished talk during the Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) this year at KAUST, where he has been invited to give a one-hour talk on the 12th of January 2022. The talk delivered was entitled “Resilience in the spark of life” and was part of a series of live-streamed lectures featuring a range of inspiring in-Kingdom and regional academic and business speakers to discuss the trends and opportunities in Saudi Arabia and the international arena.

Students’ Contribution to COM Success Progress Test Another amazing achievement by Alfaisal students was in the 14th Multi-Institutional Progress Test taken on March 2, 2022. For the 10th consecutive year, our students managed to rank number 1 in the Kingdom year-wise and overall.

10 1st

th consecutive year rank in the Kingdom year-wise & overall.

New matching record for Alfaisal University in the NRMP 2022 Alfaisal University College of Medicine has broke its record in the National Resident States in 2022. Forty-seven (47) of in top US residency programs such University, Tufts Medical Center, San Fransisco, and the University stands now at 63.5%. This is a record America. When compared with other College had a higher match rate in the years averages of other International

reached a new milestone in its history and Matching Program (NRMP) of the United our candidates have been matched as Baylor College of Medicine, Yale Mayo Clinic, University of California of Pittsburgh. Our matching rate for medical schools outside North international medical schools, our NRMP of 2022 compared with the five medical schools.

Graduates Achievements Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar Selected as 2022-2023 NEUROSURGERY Publications Resident Fellow Schaumburg, Ill., May 24, 2022—The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and Neurosurgery Publications were pleased to announce the selection of Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar as the 2022-2023 Neurosurgery Publications Resident Fellow. Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, MD, is a neurosurgery resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from our College of Medicine where he graduated summa cum laude, valedictorian, and at the top of his class.

Milestones Ac h i e v e d


Alfaisal University Sends Medical Volunteers to Hajj 1443 AH

1443 AH

1 million pilgrims


The pilgrimage of Hajj is one of the largest annual mass gathering events on Earth. This year, 1443 AH, a total of 1 million pilgrims performed Hajj, making it one of the most ethnically, demographically, and clinically diverse assemblies once again. Every year, an increasing number of Hajj volunteers sign up to serve the pilgrims, offering their services at key landmarks of the pilgrimage.

The Saudi Vision 2030 aspires to encourage a culture of volunteering, especially among students. Community service gives medical students a chance to better understand the community, practice their clinical skills and solve problems. Through service to humanity, old clinical interests are confirmed, and new passions are identified. Communication, teamwork, and time management skills are cultivated, which are essential for these future healthcare professionals. This year, for the first time, Alfaisal medical students had the honor of participating in the Hajj volunteering program. our university has a diverse student body from more than 44 countries. The initiative was the brainchild of Dr. Haroon Ahmed Javaid, a current medical intern at the university. Under the supervision of Dr. Dana Bakheet and the comradery of a team of hardworking members, the Alfaisal Hajj Initiative was born. A collaboration with Umm Al-Qura University (UQU) was paramount to the success of this initiative. A total of 14 Alfaisal medical students from Year 5 and internship year participated as volunteers. With the travel expenses covered by Alfaisal University and the food/accommodation taken care of by Umm AlQura University, the volunteers were well cared for. The volunteers were posted at Mashaer hospitals and on the field. Volunteers at hospitals were responsible for assessing and stabilizing patients. They also assisted in procedures and documented clinical notes. As for the volunteers on the field, they were tasked with assessing vital signs, performing emergency resuscitative procedures, and educating the pilgrims about hand hygiene and other healthy habits. This program comes as part of Alfaisal’s social responsibility towards the community and an opportunity to foster fruitful collaborations between academic institutes and other governmental entities dedicated to the service of the “Guests of the Merciful”.

Aspiring Physician Program: Alfaisal University’s Authentic Inspiration to the Future Doctors

The Aspiring Physician program was launched by Alfaisal University as an enlightenment experience offered to high school students interested in pursuing Medicine as their future career. The program aims to familiarize the students with basic medical knowledge as well as help them develop clinical skills. Besides medical mastery, the program intends to help the students acquire various social, technological, and professional skills that will evolve and fine-tune their personalities and prepare them for college life and the working world ahead. The program is presented as a 3-week intensive course of 6-7 hours daily, conventionally starting at 11:00 AM, where students have theoretical sessions as well as various hands-on practices, workshops, and anatomy labs. Theoretical sessions adopt a problem-based methodology. Clinical skill sessions and labs teach the students how to interpret the results of diagnostic investigations such as electrocardiogram (ECG). Students are also able to identify variant body tissues under the microscope and learn more about the human anatomy. Workshops like “Basic Life Support (BLS)” & “Saving Procedures” train the students to recognize life-threatening emergencies and efficiently perform high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, provide early use of an Automated external defibrillators (AED), and intubate patients.

2nd Year Medical Student Kanza Atif Participates in UCI Urology Student Journal Club

Oct 26th 2022 On 26th of October 2022, a 2nd Year Medical Student Kanza Atif participated in a Urology Student Journal Club hosted by the University of California, Irvine. Kanza presented a talk on Acute Ischemic Priapism, while Eli Eshaghian, a 4th Year Medical Student at Western University College of Health Sciences, discussed Recurrent Ischemic and Non-Ischemic Priapism. The event was supervised by Dr. Heidi Stephany, Pediatric Fellowship Director and Associate Residency Director of UCI Urology, and Dr. Maurice Garcia, Associate Professor of Urology and Director of the Transgender Surgery and Health Program at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.


Activities & Events


For the Students, By the Students

The Medical Students' Association (MSA) is a student-led, volunteer-based organization at the Alfaisal College of Medicine. Its motto is: for the students, by the students. They are committed to improving academics, offering opportunities, and arranging social activities to improve the lives of Alfaisal University's medical students. Nine teams of 600 students work together to create the MSA we know today. These groups encompass all elements of a student's academic and extracurricular life.

Growth & Development aims to give students chances to improve their connections with doctors and help them withstand the hard lifestyle of medical school. GnD is best known for its popular Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Program. This student-led initiative assists students struggling with challenging lectures across all subjects, and it exemplifies MSA's motto. GnD is well-known for its highly anticipated talks, such as the Hot Seat.

The MSA's foreign relations are overseen and managed by the International Office. Throughout the year, they look for attractive research initiatives for our students to assist them in residency programs.

Green Team's mission is to inspire the medical community to raise awareness about climate change and global warming and to take longterm action to address these challenges. Climate change is an environmental concern and a threat to human health. The Green Team is instrumental in making Alfaisal University a greener place.

Electives are another duty that IO secures. By contacting programs at over 50 hospitals in the United States, students may apply to a diverse range of institutions and acquire clinical exposure from the top physicians. In addition, they hold workshops, seminars, journal clubs, and research courses in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to assist students in their professional growth in the near future.



Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Oct 31st, 2022

The MSA Events team organized a breast cancer awareness campaign at Alfaisal University to promote awareness about the importance and prevalence of breast cancer in both genders in our region. The primary educational booth, which featured displays presenting breast cancer information, was created in partnership with the MediServ and iQonic. During the occasion, separate booths were set up to teach students how to self-examine utilizing mannequins. They also arranged an interactive physical activity segment to highlight the significance of exercise, as physical exercise is a cornerstone of breast cancer prevention.


Dec 3rd,2022

Hidden Spring Clean Up Event The MSA's Green Team collaborated with a nonprofit organization, The Big Clean-up, to take a group of 100 students to the Hidden Spring, a picturesque site just south of Riyadh. They were given biodegradable garbage bags, gloves, and vests. They spent around 2-3 hours contributing to clean up the neighborhood. Following that, the group planned for the pupils to participate in some enjoyable team-building activities. This event was a big success because it was the first time it was held and genuinely made MSA go green.

Children’s Day

Nov 14th,21st,25th,2022


In conjunction with PSA, the MSA Events team conducted a Mental Health Awareness campaign at Alfaisal University. The goal was to reduce the stigma associated with mental health disorders. Other clubs and associations, such as the Islamic Club, were invited to partake. The event addressed the most common mental health illnesses in the region, including indications, symptoms, when and how to seek help, and get treatment. A second section addressed the idea that it is OK to seek help. An activities section was included to encourage visitors participation in a variety of activities meant to assist persons with common mental health conditions.

Nov 21st, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Campaign

Three events were held to bring awareness to this global day, two inpatient events at KFSHRC on November 14th & 21st, and one off-site event at Panorama Mall on November 24th. Several educational booths were set up, with information regarding newborn, infant, child nutrition, and health being exhibited on screens. They also demonstrated CPR and proper technique on mannequins. There were areas set up to provide activities for the youngsters who visited the booths, such as hand painting and colouring. A photo booth as well as a gift shop for youngsters and their families.

Adidas Runners Riyadh Marathon 2023 Preparation Series Dec 15th, 2021

The Health Promotion Project Team launched the inaugural 3K run on December 15, 2022. In light of that, and in conjunction with the 2nd Riyadh Marathon, the Health Promotion Project Team collaborated with the Adidas runners Riyadh club to give the first weekly Adidas Fundamentals of Running training sessions at Alfaisal University. This weekly program for both genders, all ages, held every Sunday at 7:15 PM, is an easy run for all levels but ideal for any novice looking to master the fundamentals of running.

Live Mock Exam The Academic Aid Committee conducted a live mock exam for first-year students, allowing them to reserve the C-dex examination area and take exam-style questions in a simulated environment. This was structured to simulate an actual exam and was academically beneficial to freshmen students.


College of Pharmacy


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Message From the Dean College of Pharmacy to the 15 th Year Anniversary of Alfaisal U niversity


Manal M. Alem, MRCP(UK), PhD. Dean, College of Pharmacy

The future of pharmacy as a profession is very rich and dynamic. From direct involvement with patients, that has been always one of the finest qualities a pharmacist needs to master, to remote patients care via virtual health care. Future pharmacist is a trusted, and a critical team-player in every health care sector. Their great contribution is expanding to the industry sector; health economics; behavioural health; and public health in general. Therefore, achieving such future, needs state of the art education, research, and incorporating important components in pharmacy curricula to empower counselling on medications, providing chronic care for certain disease alongside physicians, provide vaccine services and many others. There is a growing need to invest in pharmacy education in undergraduate programs, and at a post-graduate level at Alfaisal University.

A Field Visit to KFSH


As part of our pharmacy practice learning, a field visit to King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) has taken a place by our third-year students. This visit aimed at exposing our students to the various departments a pharmacist can work at in a hospital environment. This trip was organized by our college, and a clinical pharmacist from KFSH&RC has guided our students and explained the duties and responsibilities that each department is handling, and the role of the pharmacists in each. Students got the chance to check Inpatient and Outpatient pharmacies, Intensive-Care-Unit, and oncology unit. Questions were received from the students and answered by the team to improve their knowledge and answer their concerns.

The 2nd Annual Recognition Award Ceremony of the College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy Student Recognition Awards (COP SRA) is an annual competition made to acknowledge the outstanding contribution and both curricular and extracurricular accomplishments of the PharmD students of Alfaisal University. In Its 2nd edition, the awards recognized students who have demonstrated Outstanding Academic Performance, those who have provided a Distinguished Community Service, Senior students who maintained their Dean’s List Scholarship, winners of the Student Clinical Skill Competition conducted during the 4th Saudi International Pharmaceutical Conference & Workshop (SIPHA) organized by the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society (SPS), and lastly, the most active and contributing members of the Pharmacy Student Association (PSA).



Award Details

Outstanding Academic Performance Award

The award recognizes students who demonstrated exceptional academic performance across all courses undertaken during the PharmD program.

Distinguished Community Service Award

This award recognizes the endeavors of a student who has consistently worked individually or within a group in planned or unplanned community services and student activities during the PharmD program.


Winners' Names 1st prize - Nada Naser Salaas 2nd prize - Arwa Al Haj Issa 3rd prize - Rahaf Hilal Yaseen Honorable mention Ranim Abou Shameh

1st prize - Areeg Majdi Abumostafa 2nd prize - Amal Moustapha El Hamwi 3rd prize - Reem Majdi Abumostafa

Year 6 students Sara Altahhan, Shaden Hassan Alkhatib and Rita Ghassan Al Kaed

Dean’s List Award holders

The Dean's List Award is offered at the end of each academic year for students who maintain a GPA of 3.75.

Year 5 students Amal Moustapha El Hamwi, Reem Majdi Abumostafa, Areeg Majdi Abumostafa and Nada Naser Salaas Year 4 students Rahaf Hilal Yaseen, Arwa Al Haj Issa and Mayas Mhd Kasem Alnan Year 3 students Mais Mouhamad Said Awad and Reem Mohamad Hani Temsah Year 2 students Ranim Abou Shameh, Noura Samer Jandali and Lein Anas Samuor


4th Saudi International Pharmaceutical Conference & Workshop (SIPHA) Student Clinical Skill Competition Winners

Most active and contributing members of the Pharmacy Student Association (PSA)

Award Details This annual clinical skills competition, which was conducted by the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society (SPS) on the 24th – 27th of January this year, attracted 25 universities across the Kingdom. Our senior students were able to make it to the semifinals and later came in 4th after Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Qassim University and Shaqra University.

Winners' Names

Sara Altahhan Shaden Hassan Alkhatib Rita Ghassan Al Kaed

Events team head:

Mayas Mohammed Kasem Alnan


Alma Alsaleh

Designing team head:

Ranim Abou Shameh

Social media team head:

Sarah Areef Abu Shaqra


Batool Sharbek

Volunteering team head:

Omar Ahmed AlUmar


Maram Tobeili

Amal Alotaibi, Dana Alshari, Ghada Dahman, Khalid Shaker,

Outstanding members

Maram Sharaby, Nada Salaas, Noureldeen Garaween, Doaa Adam, Amal Abbara, Eva Eljammal, Ahmed Alanizy and Walaa Aldubais


“SIPHA” Clinical Skills Competition

Jan 24th-27th, 2022

College of Pharmacy Students Win 4th Place in “SIPHA” Clinical Skills Competition.


The Saudi Pharmaceutical Society (SPS) conducted its Saudi International Pharmaceutical Conference & Workshop (SIPHA). The event proved to be a platform for all pharmacists, regardless of their career level. The highlight of the event was the unique Clinical Skills Competition that was conducted from 24 – 27 January, attracting 25 local universities, with teams travelling to participate from different parts of the Kingdom, in addition Universities joining too from Kuwait and Bahrain. The intense challenge covered different knowledge and practical aspects of Pharmacy studies, including diagnostic skills using robots and technology. The competition was live streamed to give a chance to colleagues watching online to help their university’s team by voting on the correct answers if they face any difficulty. Our team reached the semi-final stage where they came fourth, after losing to (Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University ) while Shaqra University won the first position in the competition.

The winning teams are: Shaqra University

College of Pharmacy

Qassim University

Unaizah College of Pharmacy

Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Riyadh Alfaisal University

College of Pharmacy

COP Achievements

COP arranged an online awareness campaign in cooperation with Pharmacy Students Association at Alfaisal University, whose aim is to educate our community on correct use of drugs, and to provide facts related to COVID-19 vaccines (with 115 online participants).

Our faculty (Dr Ibrahim Salman) awarded the best Faculty Award For Research Excellence 2022 of Alfaisal University.

Our faculty (Dr Omar Aladhami) secured Alfaisal University internal grant IRG#21313 for a new research proposal, and awarded the best Faculty Awad For Research Excellence 2021 of Alfaisal University.

COP conducted a program with the title “Future After PharmD”, aimed to provide PharmD students insights into different opportunities they may find in diverse fields of PharmD Pharmacy careers which include clinical practice, postgraduate training and residency programs, governmental agencies, and pharmaceutical industries. COP conducted a preparation program for Saudi Pharmacist Licensure Examination (SPLE) (20 - 26 May 2021) to prepare the 6th year students with the required knowledge, and skills expected to be demonstrate in the SPLE.

Milestones Ac h i e v e d


Faculty Publications Full-Length Research Papers

Paper Name

Author Name


Regional functional and structural abnormalities within the aorta as a potential driver of vascular disease in metabolic syndrome.

Ameer, O.Z., Salman, I.M., Alwadi, A.Y., Ouban, A., AbuOwaimer, F.M., AlSharari, S.D. and Ishfaq, A.B. (2021)

Ameer, O.Z., Salman, I.M., Alwadi, A.Y., Ouban, A., Abu-Owaimer, F.M., AlSharari, S.D. and Ishfaq, A.B. (2021). Regional functional and structural abnormalities within the aorta as a potential driver of vascular disease in metabolic syndrome. Exp. Physiol., 6(103), pp. 771-788.

LI Expression in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients and Its Significance. Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research


Arafah, M.A., Ouban A., Ameer, O.Z., Quek, K.J. (2021).

Arafah, M.A., Ouban A., Ameer, O.Z., Quek, K.J. (2021). KI-67 LI Expression in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients and Its Significance. Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research, 15, 11782234211016977.

Laterality Influences Central Integration of Baroreceptor Afferent Input in Male and Female Sprague Dawley Rats. Frontiers in Physiology

Salman, I.M., Ameer, O.Z., McMurray, S., Giarola, A.S., Sridhar, A., Lewis, S.J. and Hsieh, Y.H., 2020.

Salman, I.M., Ameer, O.Z., McMurray, S., Giarola, A.S., Sridhar, A., Lewis, S.J. and Hsieh, Y.H., 2020. Laterality Influences Central Integration of Baroreceptor Afferent Input in Male and Female Sprague Dawley Rats. Frontiers in Physiology, 11, p.499.

Amlodipine Improves Vessel Function and Remodeling in the Lewis Polycystic Kidney Rat Mesenteric Artery.

Quek, K. J., Ameer, O. Z., Phillips, J. K. (2020)

Quek, K. J., Ameer, O. Z., Phillips, J. K. (2020). Amlodipine Improves Vessel Function and Remodeling in the Lewis Polycystic Kidney Rat Mesenteric Artery. Am. J. Hyp. 33(7), pp.634-643.

Mohammad Khanfar (2021)

Mohammad Khanfar (2021): Structure-Based Pharmacophore Screening Coupled with QSAR Analysis Identified Potent Natural-ProductDerived IRAK-4 Inhibitors. Molecular Informatics (I.F. = 3.35), Accepted.

Mohammad Khanfar, Saja Alqtaishat (2021)

Mohammad Khanfar, Saja Alqtaishat (2021): Discovery of Potent Natural-Product-Derived SIRT2 Inhibitors Using Structure-Based Exploration of SIRT2 Pharmacophoric Space Coupled with QSAR Analyses. Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry (I. F. = 2.23), (E-pub Ahead of Print, DOI : 10.2174/1871520621666210112121523).

Structure-Based Pharmacophore Screening Coupled with QSAR Analysis Identified Potent NaturalProduct-Derived IRAK-4 Inhibitors. Molecular Informatics (I.F. = 3.35). Discovery of Potent NaturalProduct-Derived SIRT2 Inhibitors Using Structure-Based Exploration of SIRT2 Pharmacophoric Space Coupled with QSAR Analyses. Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry (I. F. = 2.23)

Dr. Manal Alem Publications: Paper Name

Author Name


Effect of low dose allopurinol on glycaemic control and glycaemic variability in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus:A cross-sectional study.

Alem, Manal, (2022)

Alem, Manal, (2022). Effect of low dose allopurinol on glycaemic control and glycaemic variability in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus:A cross-sectional study.

Red Blood Cell Distribution Width (RDW) in Chronic Heart Failure: Does it have a prognostic Value in Every Population?

Alem, Manal, Alshehri Abdullah, Muruj Alshehri, Mohammed Alelaiw, Ali Almaa, Rami Bustami (2022).

Alem, Manal, Alshehri Abdullah , Muruj Alshehri, Mohammed Alelaiw, Ali Almaa, Rami Bustami (2022). Red Blood Cell Distribution Width (RDW) in Chronic Heart Failure: Does it have a prognostic Value in Every Population?

Alem, Manal, (2021)

Alem, M. (2021). Clinical, echocardiographic, and therapeutic characteristics of heart failure in patients with preserved, mid-range, and reduced ejection fraction: Future directions. International Journal of General Medicine. 2021: 14 459- 467. S288733

Doaa R. Adam Manal M. Alem (2022)

Adam, D.R.; Alem, M.M. Erectile Dysfunction: Pharmacological Pathways with Understudied Potentials. Biomedicines 2023, 11, 46. biomedicines11010046

Clinical, echocardiographic, and therapeutic characteristics of heart failure in patients with preserved, mid-range, and reduced ejection fraction: Future directions. International Journal of General Medicine.

Erectile Dysfunction: Pharmacological Pathways with Understudied Potentials


Poster Presentations Topic



Smaller diameter arteries express a differential vascular dysfunction in metabolic syndrome: a preliminary rodent study.

Alwadi A.Y., Ameer O.Z., & Salman I.M.

This poster won the 1st place at “12th Annual Research Day Student Poster Competition” at Alfaisal University (2021) among the graduate students category, Riyadh, KSA, 4th March.

The comparative evaluation of amlodipine besylate generic tablet and capsule brands with the innovator Norvasc®, available in Riyadh Saudi Arabia.

Adam D.R., Nouran, Raghad, Ghosoun Arafeh, Adeola K.M, (2021).

This poster won the 2nd place at the 12th Annual Research Day, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, KSA, 5-6th March.

Comparative Kinetic Release Modeling Between Generic Amlodipine Besylate Tablets and Capsules with Innovator Brands.

Adam D.R., Nouran, Raghad, Ghosoun Arafeh, Adeola K.M, (2022).

This poster won the 2nd place at the 13th Annual Research Day, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, KSA, 5-6th March.

The 12th Annual Research day, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, KSA, (Poster presentation, G-M11-Alwadi-2021)

Progress in Pharmaceutical Field Lecture by Dr. Mohammed Albati Jan 16th, 2023 As the College of Pharmacy at Alfaisal University strives to contribute to its students’ academic and professional development, they invited Dr. Mohammed Albati, a Product Specialist at Sandoz and a graduate of Doctor of Pharmacy from AlQassim University with a Digital Marketing Diploma, to present a lecture on the Progress in Pharmaceutical Field to Alfasial students. In his presentation, Dr. Albati discussed how to obtain a job, application requirements, the function of a pharmacist in pharmaceutical businesses, problems, required skills, and work progress. In order to practice, a graduate must have the SCFHS License in addition to a bachelor’s degree in Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm B or Pharm D). Other credentials would be advantageous, such as sales certificates (LinkedIn Learning), PMP, and marketing.


Dr. Albati emphasised on a wide range of skills, including outstanding communication skills, adaptability, resilience, development abilities, time management, accountability, emotional intelligence, and selfawareness, as the primary instruments for addressing the obstacles he highlighted in this industry, such as working in a highly dynamic environment, traveling to cover remote areas, meeting sales targets, and performing non-routine tasks. To guarantee the highest quality work and credentials, the employee must constantly prepare for the following position, volunteer or stretch assignment in the preferred role, self-branding, keep learning, step out of the comfort zone, and establish connections in their network. Dr. Albati ended the lecture with a Q&A session to receive the attendees’ inquiries and provide them with the most professional answers.

Students Publication

Title Assessment of Knowledge About Patient Safety Concepts Among Medical and Pharmacy Students.

The Prevalence of Vitamin A, D, E and K Deficiency in Cystic Fibrosis Patients in a Tertiary Care Center

Current COVID-19 vaccine candidates: Implications in the Saudi Population

Correlation of Cystic Fibrosis Mutations and Pulmonary Function Tests in a Tertiary Care Centre

Electrosprayed Alginate Nanoparticles as CRISPR , Plasmid DNA Delivery Carrier: Preparation, Optimization, and Characterization

Author Name


Areeg Abumostafa, Fadwa Abu Mostafa, Khaled Al-Kattan, Rana Alkateb, Aljohara Alayesh, Fatima Adem, Nada Salaas, Omar M. Zeitouni, Mohamad S. Alabdaljabar, Zarin Chowdhury.

Assessment of Knowledge About Patient Safety Concepts Among Medical and Pharmacy Students Areeg Abumostafa,1 Fadwa Abu Mostafa,2 Khaled Al-Kattan,3 Rana Alkateb,4 Aljohara Alayesh,4 Fatima Adem,3 Nada Salaas,1 Omar M. Zeitouni,3 Mohamad S. Alabdaljabar, 3 Zarin Chowdhury3.

Hanaa Banjar, Meshal Alhassan, Leen Abbara, Wasan Almazyad, Maryam Dabbour, Abdulaziz Alhoshan, Abdulhakim Almuhandes, Sara AlKaf, Abdullah Alzaaqi, Afaf AlSagheir and Ali Ibrahim Almehaidib.

AlAnoud TofailAhmed Raja a, Aws Alshamsan b, Ahmed Al-jedai a,c,.

Hanaa Banjar, Meshal Almotair, Ibrahim AlMogarri, Khaled Althobaiti, Reem Alrasheedi, Turki Hussein, Sadeem AlMayouf, Alanoud Raja, Shahad AlSuweilem, Njala Almubarak and Areej AlFattani

Batoul Alallam, Sara Altahhan, Muhammad Taher , Mohd Hamzah Mohd Nasir and Abd Almonem Doolaanea.

The Prevalence of Vitamin A, D, E and K Deficiency in Cystic Fibrosis Patients in a Tertiary Care Center Hanaa Banjar1*, Meshal Alhassan2, Leen Abbara3, Wasan Almazyad4, Maryam Dabbour5, Abdulaziz Alhoshan6, Abdulhakim Almuhandes1, Sara AlKaf7, Abdullah Alzaaqi8, Afaf AlSagheir1 and Ali Ibrahim Almehaidib1.

Current COVID-19 vaccine candidates: Implications in the Saudi Population AlAnoud TofailAhmed Raja a, Aws Alshamsan b, Ahmed Al-jedai a,c,.

Correlation of Cystic Fibrosis Mutations and Pulmonary Function Tests in a Tertiary Care Centre Hanaa Banjar1*, Meshal Almotair2, Ibrahim AlMogarri1, Khaled Althobaiti3, Reem Alrasheedi4, Turki Hussein4, Sadeem AlMayouf4, Alanoud Raja4, Shahad AlSuweilem4, Njala Almubarak4 and Areej AlFattani5. Electrosprayed Alginate Nanoparticles as CRISPR , Plasmid DNA Delivery Carrier: Preparation, Optimization, and Characterization Batoul Alallam 1, Sara Altahhan 2, Muhammad Taher 1 , Mohd Hamzah Mohd Nasir 3 and Abd Almonem Doolaanea.

The Prevalence of Gastro Esophageal Reflux in Cystic Fibrosis Patients in a Tertiary Care Centre

Hanaa Banjar, Doaa Adam, Areej Albisher, Manal AlHarbi, Nawaf Alsaadoon, Samar Jaber, Aroub Almaghrabi, Razan Alfayez and Deema Abunayyan.

The Prevalence of Gastro Esophageal Reflux in Cystic Fibrosis Patients in a Tertiary Care Centre: Hanaa Banjar1*, Doaa Adam 2, Areej Albisher3, Manal AlHarbi3, Nawaf Alsaadoon3, Samar Jaber3, Aroub Almaghrabi3, Razan Alfayez3 and Deema Abunayyan4.

Comparative Evaluation of Amlodipine Besylate Generic Tablet and Capsule Brands in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Doaa R. Adam, Nuran Al Rayes, Raghad Fatoum, Ghosoun Arafeh, Tasneem Rashed Adam, Adeola Kola-Mustapha (2022).

Doaa R. Adam, Nuran Al Rayes, Raghad Fatoum, Ghosoun Arafeh, Tasneem Rashed Adam, Adeola Kola-Mustapha (2022). Comparative Evaluation of Amlodipine Besylate Generic Tablet and Capsule Brands in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.




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College of Business



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Message From the Dean College of Bussiness to the 15 th Year Anniversary of Alfaisal U niversity


Dr. Bajis Dodin

Professor and Dean, College of Business The College of Business opened its doors for admission of its first batch of students in the Fall of 2008 as one of Alfaisal University (AU) four colleges: College of Business (CoB), College of Engineering, College of Medicine and College of Science. Up to 25% of AU real estate was devoted to CoB; this consists of the section developed by a donation from a prominent Saudi developer, the late Sheikh Saleh Kamel. The 2022-2023 academic year marks the celebration of AU and CoB’s 15th anniversary where both have many achievements to celebrate. Within these brief fifteen years, AU grew from the infancy stage to be a first-place academic institution among the Saudi and Arab universities. This is a remarkable and unique achievement. For instance, The Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2022 placed AU 1st in Saudi Arabia, 1st in the Arab World and 36th globally. The Young University Rankings list the world’s best universities that are under 50 years old. In addition, Times Higher Education has revealed the best small universities (i.e., have fewer than 5,000 students) across the globe, and AU is placed 8th in ”The World’s Best Small Universities 2022”. These ratings came as a natural result of the unique multi-dimensional continuous growth that characterized the last 15 years. The growth covers AU colleges, programs, students, faculty, visibility, and community engagement. Its contribution has been timely in serving the needs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and its Vision 2030. Academia 2023 | 42

I am delighted to have played a pivotal role in the growth of CoB. I am fortunate to serve the post of its dean for the latest ten years. Within this period the lion share of its growth took place: - Its faculty grew in quantity, quality, and impact from 12 in Fall 2013 to over 35 in the Spring of 2023. - Its graduate students’ enrolment grew from 71 in Fall of 2013 to over 220 in Fall of 2022. - Its undergraduate enrolment grew from 136 in fall 2013 to over 900 in fall 2022. - Its MBA program grew from one generic track to six where most are designed to serve the dynamic change sweeping KSA. - Similarly, its undergraduate majors grew from one generic bachelor’s degree to six majors. - The undergraduate coop program expanded from 6 summer weeks to at least one full semester performed in high quality companies or governmental agencies. - Executive Lecture series expanded from 4 lectures to over 10 per semester. - Executive Education expanded its menu and the enrolment of its offering, similarly for research and consulting grants. - The quality of the programs and their delivery has also strengthened significantly, which is reflected in the high demand for the college graduates. - As the Universities Council in MoE updated and liberalized some of the higher education guidelines, CoB is in the process of finalizing its proposal for a Ph.D. degree in different functional areas of business (such as Accounting, Finance, Marketing, ….). AU and CoB are fortunate to be residing in the city of Riyadh which is the epicenter of wealth, business, and politics of the Middle East. These factors allowed us to build and operate a state-of-theart college of business administration that responds to the growing needs of the business community in managing the growth that continues to sweep the Kingdom. Many of the above developments in CoB emanate from this growth in the Kingdom which requires business graduates who are able to manage the growth as business leaders. The mission of CoB, as stated in its Strategic Plan, reflects the above needs. It calls for ”developing business leaders through quality education, research excellence, and fostering partnerships with local and international stakeholders.” Indeed, CoB has established programs that fulfill this mission. These include all of the above programs: Graduate and Undergraduate degree programs, Executive Education programs and Management centers. Successful implementation of the above programs cannot be realized without the hiring and deployment of the required qualified faculty. This has been a harder challenge than the establishment of our programs. CoB developed recruitment plans and packages to search for and attract qualified faculty worldwide. I am happy to report that CoB succeeded in attracting very good faculty that is second to none among business schools/colleges within the GCC region. Most faculty members are graduates of very good Western universities, with different nationalities, and bring with them the philosophies of different educational systems. After proper orientations and a short adjustment period they work as a team and benefit from CoB strong culture that brings out the best in its people. They pursue their research agendas and consulting projects, with their students’ participation, dealing with contemporary issues sponsored by governmental agencies like the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health, Capital Market Authority, the Saudi Income and Zakat Agency, and private organizations like King Faisal Specialty Hospital among others. CoB programs have made a difference within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has already graduated twelve cohorts of leaders. You find our graduates in private and public organizations leading the growth that continues to attract many of the planners and investors to the Kingdom. We believe these graduates are authentic leaders who work with and through others to create solutions to the Kingdom’s emerging problems and invent business models that drive economic growth. They are ahead of the curve in operationalizing the related aspires of the Saudi 2030 Vision.


College of Business Executive Lecture Series

College of Business Executive Lecture Series provides Alfaisal University students and guests from the business community the opportunity to learn from some of the country’s leading executives and leaders as they talk about their experiences. College of Business sponsors the weekly Executive Lecture Series to bridge the gap between the world of leadership and business education.


Nov 9th, 2022: Ready for Media? Mr. Ahmed Dahduli - Chief Marketing & Communications Officer in Saudi Credit Bureau – (SIMAH)

The lecture titled “Ready for Media?” was presented to the audience and College of Business students. It took place on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, in the Female Lecture Theatre (LT.001) from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Mr. Ahmed started the lecture by mentioning that the Media is a double-edged sword. He gave an example of the drone attack on Aramco. Aramco dealt with the situation with complete transparency. They called for the media and stated exactly what happened to them. This step was necessary to avoid any kind of rumor or overstatement from any other party. Then he discussed the media landscape and the effect of technology on the media. Media can be the perfect place to share your story before someone else does. After the lecture, he met with many business students to answer their questions and provide them with links to more information.

Oct 12th, 2022: Awareness of Facing Financial Fraud Invited Guest Mr. Ahmed Alsulaimani - Group Risk Director/Acting Compliance Officer in TAQA (Industrialization & Energy Services Company).

Mr. Ahmed started the lecture by distinguishing between Fraud and Corruption, where Fraud is a “false representation of facts”, while Corruption is an “intentional misuse of power or position.”. For management to avoid fraud in the organization, they need to know the fraud triangle (rationalization, pressure, and opportunity). Therefore, the first line of defense against fraud is the management, compliance and risk, then the internal audit. Fraud includes fabrication, money laundering, misuse of funds, intentional errors, and increasing profit to get extra bonuses or decreasing it to avoid paying taxes.

Oct 5th, 2022: Professional Personality at Work Mr. Turki Alnagaidan - Chief Human Officer in Saudi Capital Bureau (SIMAH)

Mr. Turki Alngaidan focused on how to gain a professional personality. The lecture was split into 6 subtopics. It was explained to the students how critical soft skills in the professional world are. He also discussed the importance of knowledge, skills, and attitude in the workplace. He explained the concept by showing a visual example of the “Triangle of Success” that represents the above three keys to success. The lecture was insightful, and it showed CoB students how to improve one’s professional personality.



Oct 16th to Oct 17th, Riyadh

College of Business Students Participate in the 3rd Supply Chain Conference

A group of 32 students from the Supply Chain Management course at the College of Business participated in the 3rd Supply Chain conference held in Riyadh from Sunday, October 16th to Monday, October 17th. The Supply Chain Conference addressed the Kingdom’s future projects related to supply chains and logistical facilities, where a group of international experts exchanged knowledge and experiences on the best methods and latest practices to improve the performance of supply chains. The conference presenters also discussed issues related to the development of key sectors associated with the logistics industry to meet one of the most important objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which is to consolidate its position as a global logistics hub. Students, accompanied by Dr. Mario Ferrer, met key

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global and domestic logistics suppliers who exhibited their products and services.

Students’ testimonials: The








conveyed to us the full picture

part was the topic of supply chain

from learning and hearing the

of the transformation of the

localization which was delivered by

different viewpoints regarding



Engineer Mohamed Al Jenini, the

the supply chain in Saudi

and the importance of supply

General Manager of Localization

Arabia. The primary notion

chains. Saudi Arabia, after the

and Local Content in the Ministry

that stuck with me is the

announcement of Vision 2030,

of Industry and Mineral Resources.

proposition of lowering the

became investment opportunities

Mr. Al Jenini shed some light on

cost of transporting and storing

for global companies in the

manufacturing and shipping goods

Saudi-origin commodities for

supply chain industry ...

locally, presenting the idea of

the benefit of boosting local

“buying where you sell and selling


where you buy.

national industry aims.

– Khalid AlSallum.

– Nawaf Bandar Alamre.



– Khalid Bader Al Saud.



Bridging Gaps between Classroom and Business World in Operations Management at Unicharm.

Dr. Mario Ferrer took this Operations Management class on an academic field trip to Unicharm Gulf Hygienic Industries on November 17th, 2022, to expose students to recently launched world-class manufacturing facilities. Unicharm Gulf Hygienic Industries Ltd. is a Consumer Goods firm based in Riyadh’s 2nd Industrial Area. The license was granted by The Japanese Unicharm Corporation, one of the world’s top manufacturers and distributors of health goods (Baby Diapers, Feminine Napkins, and Adult Incontinence). Unicharm Company is globally known for its technological inventions and scientific advances in different areas. The Company is the first to produce the Culotte Baby Diaper, which created a new value for the consumer and shifted the structure of this market. Unicharm Company leads its domestic market share in Japan, holding a comparable position in other operational areas like Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, and various European countries. During their visit, students were given a presentation by Unicharm executive management team and had an interactive Q&A session about the Company's corporate & business strategy, production management policies, quality strategy, supply chain management drivers and

metrics, and corporate social responsibility.

Students’ testimonials: I finally got an opportunity to use the knowledge I had gained

from operations management practically. It helped my business skills and

my understanding of the work needed to get a task done. – Khaled Alsalloum

Our field trip to Unicharm was an extraordinary experience as it

helped us to understand the material we have studied on a practical level as we have seen how the Company handles its operations. – Faisal Alwadaani


Emilia Romagna’s visit

An Italian delegation from Emilia Romagna’s region came to visit the College of Business on

Sept11th 2022, Riyadh

the invitation of the Data Analytics Special Interest Group(DASG) from the Operation and


Project Management (OPM) department on 11th Sep 2022. Mr. Enrico Saltarelli, along with his seven colleagues as below, attended the meeting: Gian Luca Baldoni, Attractiveness and Internationalization Sector, Emilia-Romagna Region Valeria Bandini, ART-ER Head of Europe and Internationalization Area Mercedes Centanni, ART-ER Internationalization Unit Professor Giancarlo Anello, Department of Humanities, Social and Cultural Enterprises, University of Parma UNIPR Professor Mario Veneziani, Second Level Professor in Agri-food Economics at the Department of Economics and Business Sciences, UNIPR Nicola Coppedè, PhD, Head of Research Unit, Signal group Researcher, IMEM-CNR Parma, Bioristor Project Mr. Enrico Turoni, President, CERMAC Consortium

Group Photo of College of Bussiness with Italian delegation from Emilia Romagna.

The matters of mutual interests were discussed in the meeting. The delegation apprised the audience about the multiple opportunities available in the region, especially in the food supply chain, sustainability, and big data. CoB Dean Dr. Bajis Dodin gave an overview of Alfaisal University in general and the College of Business in particular. He was flanked by Dr. Sheraz Malik (Assistant Professor of OPM), who briefed him about the specific capabilities of the DASG group. Other group members, including Dr. Mario Ferrer, Dr. Rami Bustami, and Dr. Mohammed Kafaji, were also present. Both parties agree on taking this collaboration further by identifying avenues of cooperation.

Faculty Publications and Conference Proceedings

Dr. James Ryan

Dr. Brendan Lambe

49 Dr. Robert Zacca

Dr. Welf Weiger

Disentangling Sentiment from Cyclicality in Firm Capital Structure" in ABACUS by Dr. Haitham Al Zoubi and Dr. Brendan Lambe. "Deflected by the Tin Foil Hat? Word-of-Mouth, Conspiracy Beliefs, and the Adoption of Innovative Public Health Apps," in Journal of Product Innovation Management by Dr. Welf Weiger. "The Interaction Effect of Leadership Support on the Entrepreneurial Orientation - Innovative Performance Relationship" in International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation by Dr. Robert Zacca. “The Effects of Constructive Politics and Market Turbulence on Entrepreneurial Orientation-Performance Relationship: A Moderated Mediation Model”. In European Management Journal by Dr. Robert Zacca. "The impact of introducing new regulations on the quality of CSR reporting: Evidence from the UK." In Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation by Dr. Ruba Hamed "Business and management research: Low instances of replication studies and a lack of author independence in replications. In Research Policy by Dr. James Ryan. "Exploring to Whom Employees Target their Reactions to Organizational Injustice" In British Academy of Management proceedings. Manchester, UK. Conference proceedings by Dr. Nourah Alfayez.

Students' Achievements Certified Product Manager College of Business MBA Student Abdulrahman Mishary Al Nuaim is a “Certified Product Manager”. Mr. Abdulrahman graduated from King Saud University College of Pharmacy with a PharmD degree and is now working as Patient Safety Partner at Roche.

Certified Project Management Professional MBA graduate and Alfaisal University staff Ms. Ebtisam Abdulkarim Aljuhni is now a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She graduated from Alfaisal University MBA program in 2022 and is now working as an Administrative Assistant for the College.

50 Milestones Ac h i e v e d

MBA Book Discussion Series The debate is expected to help

participants to deeply reflect on their reading while nudging the listeners to appreciate the importance of reading for their intellectual and professional development.

"All human beings by nature desire to know," said Aristotle almost 2500 years ago. We think reading is a great way to pursue the desire of knowing. Therefore, we established a book club to read and discuss one book every month. Selected books will be assigned to book lovers to read and write a review. Then, we organize a one-hour moderated debate to discuss the book of the month. The debate is expected to help participants to deeply reflect on their reading while nudging the listeners to appreciate the importance of reading for their intellectual and professional development. The debate is open to everyone. However, student must volunteer to read the book of the month and write a brief review to be among the discussants. We hope to plant the seed of book reading habits and lifelong learning through MBA Book Club activities.

Good Economics for Hard Times

– Jefery D. Sachs

– Abhijit V. Banerjee, – Esther Duflo

Doughnut Economics:

Why Nations Fail:

Seven Ways to Think Like a 21stCentury Economist

The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty – Daron Acemoglu, – James A. Robinson

– Kate Raworth

Invent and Wander:

The Making of Behavioral Economics

The Collected Writing

– Richard H. Thaler

– Jeff Bezos, – Walter Isaacson

The Tyranny of Merit:

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

What’s Become of the Common Good?

– Michael J. Sandel

– Klaus Schwab

The Armchair Economist:

Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Economics and Everyday Life

– Steven E. Landsburg

– Ashlee Vance

Excellence Without a Soul:


– Harry R. Lewis

– Marian L. Tupy, – Gale L. Pooley

How a Great University Forgot Education

The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet

Spring 2022 - 2023

Elon Musk:

Fall 2021 - 2022


Spring 2021 - 2022

The Age of Sustainable Development


BAE Systems BAE Systems and its partners, in collaboration with the College of Business at Alfaisal University, have established a competition for selecting and awarding the best project management projects. The competition was launched in 2017 by BAE Systems who is offering rewards worth 100,000 Riyals for strategic graduation projects during the coming 10 semesters (1 Million Riyal in total). The Competition is held each semester (twice a year) and in 2022 the awarding of the 7th and 8th editions were conducted during the same ceremony. The competition is open for undergraduate Junior and Senior student, currently enrolled in the College of Business, who completes a research in the context of operations and project management that follow the selected theme of each iteration.

7th BAE Systems Project Students Competition


1 Prize nd 2 Prize rd 3 Prize th 4 Prize th 5 Prize th 6 Prize st


Project Title Indoor navigation system for the visually impaired

The Impact of NEOM on attracting tourist to KSA Report

Author/Student Name Junaidu Tijjani

AlJohara AlMalik Leen Alkahtani Ghalia AlAmmar Reema AlHarbi Serene Halawani Fahda AlAjlan

Creating a Private Company Saudi Wastewater Treatment Company

Mohammed Majed Alhokair Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud Abdullatif Al Bosaily Khalid Abdulaziz Al Saud

Assessment of Corporate Governance Regulations in Saudi Arabia: Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) Case Study

Amani Saad Alajmi Ghada Alrobyan Maria Alkhalifa

Saudi E-Government

Abdullah AlShathri Abdulmalik AlJomaih Abdulrahman AlShehri

Dr. Delivery

Budur AlAjlan Alhanouf Alkhlewey Aljawhara AlKhelewy

8th BAE Systems Project Students Competition


1 Prize nd 2 Prize rd 3 Prize st

4 Prize th

5 Prize th 6 Prize th

Project Title

Author/Student Name

Impact of COVID-19 on Operations and Supply Chains of Business and the Challenges to Development and Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

Aljazi Alnafisah Maha Alfageeh


Galia Baraka Nouf AlSayed Noura AlHarbi Nouf Alhanaky

Education Industry PostCovid 19th report

AlJohara AlAbdulkareem Haifa AlHussain Nouf AlRajhi

Increasing exercise during covid times

Fadia Ghosheh Nora bin Omar Lolwa Suleiman Hessah Almohaisin

A bigger role for small and medium-sized enterprises in vision 2030

Mouhanad Daoud Faisal Alhossain

Cybersecurity awareness

Turki Al Saud Yousef Aseafan

Supply chain resilience in times of covid-19

Aram Abdullah Almejmaj


College of Science


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Message From the Dean

College of Science to the 15 th Year Anniversary of Alfaisal U niversity

Dr. Hassan Sami Shaibah

Associate Professor of Clinical Anatomy & Dean, College of Science & General Studies The faculty, staff and students in the College of Science & General Studies are delighted to be able to take part in Alfaisal University’s 15th Year Anniversary Celebration. There were several major achievements in the College over the past year. The main accomplishment was the accreditation of the undergraduate Life Sciences Program by the prestigious US based Applied Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET. This could not have been achieved without the concerted efforts of the faculty, staff, and students in the College as well as the input of college alumni and the Advisory Board members. They were crucial in this success. Furthermore, four COSGS faculty were named in the “Stanford University’s Fourth Annual World’s Top 2% Scientists List” which was released in 2022. This was a significant achievement and is an indication of the high-quality faculty in the college. The College is renowned for its research with over a dozen patents by its faculty, staff, and students. In his welcoming remarks on the Alfaisal University website, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees HRH Prince Khalid Al Faisal bin Abdulaziz noted that the University is committed to building future generations of youth and citizens of the country and the world by providing the labor market with quality candidates to meet the needs of the Kingdom in accordance with Vision 2030. As an example of the success of this mission, life science graduates from Alfaisal University have gone on to work in numerous fields, including medical research centers, management laboratories and biotech start-ups. Students have also been accepted to top level Ivy league universities in the US and the UK. Graduates have likewise ended up working in government ministries, consulting companies, renewable energy firms, and the food industry. Final-year Life Sciences students at Alfaisal University gain hands-on research opportunities and have the chance to publish scientific papers and be awarded patents with faculty members. For more information, please see sponsored research articles. The life sciences scene is continually evolving thanks to advances in technology, and so there are opportunities to specialize and take on roles as varied as quality assurance for food and drink companies, to clinical support in medical health centers, technical support in pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as research development in government test centers. The College has introduced two new undergraduate Life Sciences tracks: Environmental Science & Sustainability, and Biological Sciences & Nanotechnology. The former track was based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the graduate level students can go on to do a Master of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Likewise senior life science undergraduate students also have the opportunity do an Accelerated Master Program at the world-renowned King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), starting in their final year at Alfaisal. As a performance indicator, Alfaisal University was ranked 1st in Saudi Arabia, 1st in the Arab Region, and 36th globally by THE Young Universities Ranking 2022. In addition, Times Higher Education has once again revealed the best small universities across the globe, from the US, China and South Korea to India, Japan, and France. Alfaisal University ranked 8th globally by The “World’s Best Small Universities 2022”. This was an improvement from 9th place in the previous year. In closing, on behalf of the College it is a pleasure to be able to contribute to the 15th Year Anniversary Celebration of Alfaisal University.


Achievements College of Science and General Studies Faculty Prof. Souraya Goumri-Said Receives the Academic Achievement for University Professor Award


Science Prof. Souraya Goumri-Said, Associate Professor of Physics in the College of Science and General Studies was awarded the Academic Achievement for University Professor Award by the Leadership Excellence for Women Awards by (LEWAS). Focused on ‘Energy Future: Infinite Possibilities’, the 2022 theme highlights the role of leadership and innovation for a sustainable tomorrow. Prof Souraya received the award for her research performance in energy and academic achievements at Alfaisal University, commenting on this win, she said “This prize represents many things for me, not only does it reward my efforts in the field of research on renewable energies and material science that I have implemented at Alfaisal University but also the support that I give to my female students through my supervision of their research projects. Integrating female students in my research has been successful and has generated many publications in highly indexed journals recently. This award shows that a female faculty when surrounded by an encouraging academic environment and supported by internal fundings, like those I received from the office of research at AU, can dedicate her research activities time to tackle problems of energy and environment. I am glad and proud that I have represented my university and my college of science in this category at LEWAS”.

In 2004, Prof. Souraya started out as an adjunct assistant professor at the Université Paris-Est Créteil in France. She then joined the physics department of technical University of Kaiserslautern in Germany, worked as researcher at Université de Namur in Belgium, later managed an industrial project within ArcelorMittal research and development department in collaboration with three universities in Wallonie region in Belgium and joined KAUST in 2010 as a research fellow. Currently, she is teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on physics for engineers, physics for life science and renewable energy storage systems at Alfaisal University.


We are delighted to announce that the College of Science and General Studies Life Sciences program has received the international accreditation from the Applied & Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET is nonprofit, non-governmental agency that accredits programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates. “We are very proud of the faculty, students and staff of the College of Science who have worked very hard to complete all the requirements of the accreditation process” said Dr. Mattheus Goosen, the Acting Dean of the College of Science & General Studies”. He continued, “This is a major milestone not only for the College but also for the University. It is a great example of how effective teamwork towards a common goal can help a university to achieve international standards of excellence.”

Milestones Ac h i e v e d College of Science & General studies is now the 2nd college accredited by ABET at Alfaisal University, following in the steps of College of Engineering which received a full accreditation for all its undergraduate’s programs on 2020.


Events Science and Technology Day of 2023 Feb 8th, 2023

58 The Science and Technology Day was held on February 8th,2023, and is aimed towards all members of the community. It is a part of the strategic plan and vision of the College of Science and General Studies which is committed to fulfilling its social and scientific role towards educating the community. It contributes to the realization of the vision of 2030 by encouraging young people to engage in science and technology, stimulate creativity and refine talent in this fundamental area in all aspects of life. This year, the event witnessed the participation of high school students who joined the scientific competition with 35 projects. The results of the competition were announced at the end to conclude the fun-filled, experiment & knowledge-rich annual event which plays an important role in highlighting the college, its programs and its active student association.





UNIVERSITY RANKING In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and in the Arab World by Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2022, (universities less than 50 yrs old)

TRACKS 4 - Year Program with Two Tracks: • Biological Sciences & Nanotechnology • Environmental Sciences & Sustainability

Program Accreditation

The Life Sciences program is accredited by the Applied & Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).



‫تصنيف الجامعة‬

‫تحتل الجامعة المرتبة األولى سعودياً واألولى عربياً وفق‬ 2022 ‫تصنيفات التايمز للجامعات الفتية‬ ) ‫ عام‬50 ‫( التي يقل عمرها عن‬



: ‫ سنوات مع مسارين‬4 ‫برنامج‬ ‫• العلوم الحياتية و تقنيه النانو‬ ‫• العلوم البيئية واالستدامة‬

‫االعتماد األكاديمي‬

‫تم اعتماد برنامج علوم الحياة من قبل هيئة اعتماد العلوم‬ ‫) التابعة لمجلس اعتماد‬ANSAC( ‫التطبيقية والطبيعية‬

.)ABET( ‫الهندسة والتكنولوجيا‬

‫برنامج البكالوريوس والماجستير المعجلين في علوم الحياة‬ ‫) المشترك مع جامعة‬ABM( ‫برنامج البكالوريوس والماجستير المسرعين في علوم الحياة‬ ‫الملك عبدهللا للعلوم والتقنية‬ ‫ للطالب المؤهلين ومرتفعي األداء في برنامج علوم الحياة فرصة‬ABM ‫يوفر برنامج ال‬ ‫ درجة البكالوريوس في علوم‬:‫الحصول على درجتين علميتين في غضون خمس سنوات‬ ‫) من جامعة الملك‬MS( ‫ ودرجة الماجستير في العلوم‬، ‫) من جامعة الفيصل‬BS( ‫الحياة‬ .‫عبدهللا للعلوم والتقنية‬

Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s (“ABM”) Program Life Sciences Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master's (ABM) program with KAUST The ABM Program provides eligible, high-performing undergraduate students in the program with the opportunity to obtain two degrees within a five-year period: A Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences (“BS”) from AU and a Master of Science (“MS”) degree from KAUST

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College of Engineering


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Message From the Dean College of Engineering to the 15 th Year Anniversary of Alfaisal U niversity

Dr. Muhammad Anan

Acting Dean, College of Engineering This year marks the 15th Anniversary of the College of Engineering at Alfaisal University. This anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on our past, celebrate our present and share our hopes for the future. Fifteen years ago, the college of engineering was established with the promise of delivering world-class engineering education at undergraduate and graduate levels, and enabling graduates to contribute to the welfare of Saudi Arabia and the world. Today, the college is a vibrant entity where renowned faculty, brilliant students, and exceptional researchers develop new knowledge using the very best cutting-edge facilities. The college has also become an exemplary bearer for collaboration and cooperation, where partnerships across disciplines dramatically extend the reach and impact of research directed at improving the world. College of Engineering at Alfaisal University offers degree programs in five undergraduate engineering disciplines that answer the growing needs of Saudi Arabia in realizing its vision 2030. These programs include architectural, electrical, mechanical, industrial and software engineering, all of which are fully accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. With our offered concentration tracks and minors, our programs also allow for pursuing interests in emerging areas including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, robotics, renewable energy, construction management, sustainable development, and digital design and manufacturing. The College of Engineering prides itself in its alumni. Our graduates are innovators and professionals who serve and fuel the economic and technological development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and regions beyond through research and development, and workforce development. Our alumni have offered their expertise in various fields such as manufacturing, construction, energy and power, transportation, communications, information technology, environmental management, economic planning, consultation, business management, higher education, national defense, and even public service. This anniversary provides an opportunity to thank and recognize the dedication and hard work of all those working in engineering who, every day, make a difference to society. As impressive as our accomplishments, the best is yet to come!


College of Engineering Tracks and Minors

Architectural Engineering (ARE) 62

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Construction Management Track Sustainable Development Track

• •

Digital Design & Manufacturing Track Mechanical Engineering Minor

• • •

AI & Robotics Track Renewable Energy Track Innovation & Entrepreneurship Track

• •

Digital Design & Manufacturing Track Industrial Engineering Minor

• •

AI & Big Data Track Cybersecurity Track

Industrial & Mechanical Engineering (IE) Electrical Engineering (EE)

Mechanical Engineering (ME) Software Engineering (SE) Academia 2023 | 62


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The 4th Boeing Engineering Student Competition - Poster Presentations


Sunday, May 22, 2022: Our College of Engineering held Alfaisal Engineering Design Expo and the 4th Boeing Competition. The event showcased graduate and undergraduate projects under a generic engineering innovation theme. 117 engineering students participated with 38 innovative projects at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the Expo and the Competition. 25 judges from different engineering specializations judged the projects, and three winning projects were recognized from each track. The competition exhibited many tangible models, simulations, and demos of innovative solutions to contemporary problems.

Monday, May 23, 2022 The awarding ceremony started with a keynote speech delivered by Dr. Maher Alodan, The Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Nuclear Energy Holding company. Dr. Alodan delivered a very informative talk on the Power and Energy Mix Worldwide. The talk covered the main distinction between power and energy concepts, the current stats in Saudi Arabia and worldwide, and the future energy directions in the MENA region and worldwide.

The 4th Boeing Engineering Student Competition - Awards Ceremony


4rd Boeing Competition College of Engineering Project Winners Awards







Master of Engineering and System Management (MEM) Track

Software Engineering Track

Industrial Engineering Track

Mechanical Engineering Track

Electrical Engineering Track

Architectural Engineering Track

Admission Tool (AT) for Affaisal University Student Affairs in R Language

Currency Reader for the Blind

Optimizing Agent Productivity of Rider Support: Hungerstation Case

Optimization of Mechanical Strength and Aerial Capacity of Lithium Sulfur Battery Cathodes

A Wearable Device for Robotic Arm Control

Vega Art Centre


Student: Ayham Qasim Khalid Kanaan Najeb Raja Basha Muhammad Awais Akhtar

Supervisor: Dr. Tarek AlHawarl Student: Faisal Alhumaidi Nasser BinObeid

Supervisor: Areej Al-Wabil and Muhammad Umair Khan Student: Yasmeen Dabbagh Ahmed Diab Ghada Alshowair Leena Alzahrani Abdullah Alfadel

Feasibility study and CAMA: Conversational analysis of fuel trucks Agent Medical options for supplying gas Assistant stations in Riyadh city Supervisor: Supervisor: Dr. Sobhi Areej Al-Wabil Mejjaouli Student: Student: Judy AlQabbani Abdullah Alshahrani Reem Khojs Amal Aljahdari Abdulrahman Alosaimi

Supervisor: Dr. Tarek AlHawari Student: Noura BinYousef Najd AlHammad Lujain Bamuflih

Dr. Edreese Alsharach

Electrical Vehicle Charging Station: Cost and Breakeven Analysis

Nano aqueous Ozone Generator Device


Dr. Zuruzi Abu Samah

Dr. Sobhi Mejjaouli

Student: Zeina Badran Abeer Shiraz Khan


Supervisor: Dr. Ahmed Oteafy

Transitioning the Battery Management System to the Industry Standard Supervisor: Dr. Ahmed Oteafy

Student: Tareq AlSagga AlWalid Idris Abdulaziz AlSheikh Omar AlWuayl Abduljaleel Murshid

Student: Ziad Adel Nader Ibrahim Omar Abdulmajid Elarwadi

A Blockchain Patient Electronic Health Record System

Value Stream Mapping

EEG Signal Processing P300 Classification


Dr. Sobhi Mejjaouli

Optimization of the Alfaisal Boeing Solar Car Body Design Supervisor:

Dr. Areej Alwabil & Eng. Ahmed HamidEldien

Dr. Nidal Nasser Student: Aliyah AlTukhalfi Mariam Alhugail Nouf Alobaidi Albandari Almashari Joud Alnowalser

Supervisor: Student: Husam Anan Mohammad Ghazal

Dr. Ahmed Oteafy Student: Abeer Khan Nouf Farhoud

Supervisor: Dr. Fawaz Bin Sarra Student: Sara AlShowaier Layma AlNamshi AlAnoud AlRasheed

Ascend Supervisor: Dr. Ibrahim Alseoudi Student: Mohamed Hassan Abdulelah Kachoum

Student: Nouf Farhoud Lama AlShammari Latifa Alhgbani


Student: Reema Almutairi Reema Alodan Norah Aldawsari Hatoon Almashal

The Hive Supervisor: Dr. Tarek Mokhtar Student: Dana Alhowar Nora Bin Hassan

Call for Proposals

Annual Engineering Design Expo & Boeing Student Competition College of Engineering, Alfaisal University



It is our pleasure to announce Alfaisal Engineering Design Expo and Boeing Competition. In collaboration with the College of Engineering at Alfaisal University, Boeing has established an engineering student design competition for selecting and awarding the best engineering projects every academic semester. All the projects are exhibited on a poster presentation while the judging rounds take place. Finally, the awards are celebrated in a ceremony attended by representatives from Alfaisal University and Boeing.


In the time of the fourth industrial revolution IR.04, the projects must provide innovative technology-driven solutions that positively impact health and safety, economic growth, social and society within and beyond the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In addition, projects need to address contemporary challenges such as sustainability, renewable energy, climate change, Covid-19 pandemic, and other engineering-related projects. The Competition has seven tracks; Architectural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Master of Engineering Systems Management, and Multidisciplinary tracks. Note: Multidisciplinary track project must be an interdisciplinary project that contains many engineering aspects (e.g. mechanical and electrical), and therefore requires a tailored judging committee. Academia 2023 | 66

Judging cretieria: • • • • •

Relevance and impact to contemporary engineering challenges Quality of Poster & Presentation Creativity and Innovation Project Demostrastion (physical models, simulations, videos… etc.)


Last day to receive proposals: Notification of acceptance: Submission of the posters for printing: Poster competition day: Awards ceremony:


Ms. Rana Alsohaily

March 30, 2022 April 6, 2023 May 7, 2023 May 14, 2023 May 15, 2023

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) campaign Alfaisal Engineering female students visit Boeing, KSA offices for International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) campaign


Thursday, June 9, 2022: Eight female engineering students visited Boeing, KSA’s main offices. The visit aim is to interview influential engineering students from different majors to talk about their contribution as a part of the global International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) campaign. The student’s contribution was captured in a short video explaining their motives for choosing the major of engineering and their current projects and roles. Furthermore, they had the pleasure to meet and talk to aspiring women from Boeing-KSA. Alfaisal team was welcomed and guided by Eman Alghamdi, Communication Specialist, and her local manager Bader Albedair. The students Nouf Farhoud, Lama Saleh Ali Alshammari, Sarah Ammar Alkadi, Aseel Emad Bukhari, Zeina Marwan Badran, Aljowhara Saleh Alwasidi, Sara Khaled Alzaamel, and Nora Abdulaziz A Bin Hassan shared their motives and stories that led to choosing the engineering major as well as the endeavor to contribute toward the flourishment of our Kingdom.

UN-Habitat Sustainable Housing Concept Plan (SHCP) College of Engineering Organizes the UN-Habitat Sustainable Housing Concept Plan (SHCP) Workshop/ Housing Design Studio & Student Design Challenge

Oct 21th - 23rd, 2021


The Sustainable Housing Concept Plan (SHCP) workshop was conducted at Alfaisal University with the participation of 24 architectural engineering students from our university and Dar Al- Uloom University. This workshop was organized by UNHabitat in partnership with the Ministry of Municipal Rural Affairs and Housing (MoMRAH). The workshop introduced students to Saudi’s Developmental Housing Program and affordable housing principles, UN-Habitat’s guidelines, as well as sustainable and resilient housing principles and typologies through a series of talks and discussions. Speakers included Architecture practitioners (Arch. Azza Aldgheither, Housing and urban design international experts, NGOs such as Mawa and Fatat Alhasa, and Professors from Alfaisal and King Saud Universities. Students, with the help of UNHabitat team, brainstormed and proposed various design ideas for the two sites under investigation in Alkhobar and Jeddah.

The SHCP workshop was part of a semester-long student design challenge where students from both universities compete to develop a master and a housing plan for two sites in Alkhobar and Jeddah. The purpose of this challenge is to survey the youth’s perspective on possible changes to the Saudi built environment and housing typologies through a sustainable design that achieves Quality of Life parameters and matches the 2030 Vision. The focus is also on incorporating international best practices of the street and open space design (parking, pedestrian, bike lanes, open space, etc.), land-use, and facilities distribution.

The closing ceremony was attended by a prestigious list of guests, including Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Ms. Nathalie Fustier, UN resident coordinator for Saudi Arabia, Dr. Erfan Ali, UN-Habitat Regional Office of Arab States, Dr. Adam Bouloukous, Resident Representative, UNDP, Mr. Neil Khor, Chief of Staff, Office of the Executive Director, UN-Habitat, and Dr. Ayman Al-Hefnawi, Team Lead, UN-Habitat Saudi Arabia.


Students’ Achievement Engineering Team awarded first place in the (PwC) Second Female Hackathon 2022


PwC Hackathon 2022 aims to promote the culture of innovation and problem-solving among female Computer Science and Engineering students. The winning project is called “Pill Spenser,” which aims to help healthcare providers to track their patients’ medications in remote and rural areas. Pill Spenser also supports patients with hearing and vision disabilities to take their medicines on time and get prompt support from their doctors through visual and audio notifications. The Pill Spenser is an integrated system with a mobile app interface, and smartwatch to keep track of the patient’s vital signs. The system used blockchain technology to achieve better data security and give only the stakeholders access to the patient’s data. The project proposes to use a solar panel-battery system as a source of power.

The winning team members are: Yasmeen A. Dabbagh, Nouf Farhoud, Noura AlSaawi, Layali Elkordi & Lama Alshammari.

Milestones Ac h i e v e d

Recent Advances in Earth and Planetary Space Exploration By a Professor of Caltech and Ex-Project Manager of JPL-NASA

Nov 15th , 2021

Dr. Charles Elachi, a Professor (Emeritus) of Electrical Engineering and Planetary Science at Caltech, visited Alfaisal University and gave a talk on “Recent Advances in Earth and Planetary Space Exploration.” The talk was organized in collaboration with the Center of Excellence for Space and Earth Sciences at KACST.

During his talk, Prof. Elachi enlightened the students about the use of space technologies in day-to-day life, such as monitoring daily changes in our planet in terms of topography and climate. He then went on to describe the projects that JPL have launched recently and are planning to launch soon, including Perseverance (newest American Mars rover), Europa Clipper (Jupiter’s moon’s satellite), and Ingenuity (Mars helicopter). Prof. Elachi is collaborating with KACST to analyze data from satellites that use radar technology to map the Kingdom every week and a half. The satellite monitors water pumped out of aquifers and tectonic activity around the Red Sea. The data would be accessible to researchers and ministries through mobile phones, and the reports would be available in both Arabic and English for everyone to view. The collected data will aid engineers in NEOM to fortify buildings against possible risks such as floods and earthquakes.


MOU Signing

1. King Abdallah University for Science and Technology (KAUST)

2. Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing

4. General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI)

3. Saudi Electricity company (SEC)

5. Honeywell

Alfaisal University (AU) and King Abdallah University for Science & Technology (KAUST) signed a strategic agreement to launch Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's (ABM) Program. The ABM program provides eligible, high-performing undergraduate Life Sciences and Engineering students from Alfaisal University with the opportunity to obtain two degrees within a five-year period: a Bachelor’s degree (“BS”) from AU and a Master of Science (“MS”) degree from KAUST.

King Abdallah University for Science and Technology (KAUST)


Nov 7th , 2022

Alfaisal University (AU) and King Abdallah University for Science & Technology (KAUST) signed a strategic agreement to launch Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's (ABM) Program. The ABM program provides eligible, high-performing undergraduate Life Sciences and Engineering students from Alfaisal University with the opportunity to obtain two degrees within a five-year period: a Bachelor’s degree (“BS”) from AU and a Master of Science (“MS”) degree from KAUST.

Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing

Sept 11st , 2021 Alfaisal signed an MoU with the Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing.

Saudi Electricity company (SEC)

June 2th , 2022 Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) and Al-Faisal University have announced a long-term partnership. SEC is engaged in the production, transmission, and distribution of electricity in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The university was founded by the King Faisal Foundation in 2002 as a private, not-for-profit research, and teaching university. Both Parties have held preliminary discussions on the possibility of collaborating in several areas, including Digital Solutions, Al, Data Analytics, and Building the desired corporate culture.

General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI)

Nov 21st , 2021 Both Parties agreed to share data related to the educational outcomes that are compatible with the various military industries. The first party (GAMI) asserted support for the university through its capabilities. The second party (AU) will provide training and development to the first party-assigned individuals according to the mechanisms and systems of King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies.



June 13th , 2022 Honeywell Collaborates with Alfaisal University to Support Saudi Arabia’s Pledge to Reach Net Zero by 2060. Honeywell and Alfaisal University announced a strategic collaboration agreement with the aim of driving greater sustainability in buildings and supporting the Kingdom’s ambition of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2060. - Both entities will deploy joint research programs to enhance local capabilities in energy and sustainability. - Honeywell launches dedicated Sustainable Energy Training Program to enhance building sustainability.


Faculty Awards The College holds an annual Faculty and Admin Awards Ceremony to recognize and encourage the outstanding members. The awards are: Research Awards, Teaching Awards, and Service Awards. All awards are offered to professorial ranks, lecturers, and instructors' ranks—besides an additional service award for administrative employees.

CoE awards winners in 2021-2022 : Teaching



Faculty: Dr. Abdallah Alrashdan

Faculty: Dr. Areej Al-Wabil

Faculty: Dr. Nidal Nasser

Instructor: Eng. Hoda Elsayed

Instructor: Eng. Aliaa Maar

Instructor: Dr. Atef Ghaleb

Admin: Ms. Sara Alhamdani

Alfaisal Solar Car Formula 1 Exhibition Participation

The Saudi Ministry of Culture (MoC) held an exhibition in conjunction with the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Jeddah. Its main feature was Alfaisal University’s Solar Car Areej 1 in the entrance tent at the main event. The exhibition also showcased, in a neighboring tent, the fastest car of each era, starting from the first Mercedes Benz to the Bugatti Veyron. Areej 1 is the Boeing-funded Solar Car Project’s (BSCP) first operational car that is under development in Alfaisal’s Joint Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles R&D Center JSEC. This College of Engineering project is also funded by the Office of Research and Innovation and was chosen to represent the Kingdom in this international event because it showcases what engineering students at national universities in the Kingdom can accomplish. The project supervisor Dr. Ahmed Oteafy and team members Eng. Habib Farooq, Nouf Farhoud, Lama Alshammari, and Amaan Zubairi, fielded questions from the event attendees from all over the world and from reporters. Also, logistics and communications were handled by Asem Alakeel (CoE Outreach Officer). In addition, several news channels interviewed the team, including Saudi Sports Channel SSC, MBC 1, and the MoC’s own media crew.


Feb 24th - 26rd, 2022

Anan AlSamaa 2022

Our Engineering Students' Association hosted a forum called Anan AlSamaa "‫ "عنان السماء‬as part of Alfaisal


University's strategy to connect the academic and business sectors. The forum's goal was to inspire youth and reawaken their ambition and awareness of their role and responsibility in achieving the Kingdom's Vision. During an open discussion with the students, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources touched on several important topics, most notably the role of youth in achieving the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, entrepreneurship, and the opportunities available to Saudi youth investors.

Establishing a Game Innovation Center (GIC) A Game Innovation Lab was established in 2022. The lab is a hybrid educational practice hub and innovative research unit that encompasses a curricular initiative by Alfaisal University meant for advancing the learning experience to focus on game research and advancing innovative game design and development.


Alfaisal’s Game Innovation Lab aims to explore the possibilities of play and enable game creators to drive real-world change using games that help people to learn, improve their communities, and contribute to make the world a better place. The lab is part of Alfaisal’s AI Research Center in the College of Engineering and was established to help students and scholars in investigating the expressive and strategic potential in games through interdisciplinary study that intends to define a novel gaming perspective and research domain in our local context. For that, Alfaisal’s Game Innovation Lab offers an equipped game studio with gaming workstations and complete lab setup with advanced emerging technology that can serve in building interactive gamathons, game jams, research initiatives, and games operated jointly between Alfaisal University and other partners and external stakeholders, who are interested in exploring how gaming technologies might be used in serving their applied domains. Alfaisal’s Game Innovation Lab can effectively provide a space for designing innovative prototypes, explore various techniques for building effective games with physical graphics and animation in the educational, healthcare, entertainment, and even strategic sectors. It also contributes towards knowledge sharing on social and individual effects of digital games on daily activities using advanced technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and gaming robotics.


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Message From the Dean College of Law & International Relations to the 15 th Year Anniversary of Alfaisal U niversity

Dr. Torki Alshubaiki

Dean, College of Law and International Relations The College of Law and International Relations at Alfaisal University was established in the fall of 2021, with the aim of becoming one of the leading colleges at the local, regional, and international levels, and to be a regional and international center for international legal studies and research, as the strategic goals of the college coincide with the vision and mission of the university. Through an environment that is attractive and stimulating for creativity and innovation, the college attracts a group of the most prominent faculty members and researchers who are internationally known for their distinguished academic and applied work, to achieve quality teaching and research performance, in addition to the use of part-time professors with extensive experience and higher qualifications that students benefit from in various fields related to law and international relations. The college strives to keep abreast of changes and requirements of the labor market through academic and advisory partnerships with various parties in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. In the process of teaching and academic achievement, the college focuses on comparative law and provides distinguished courses in English in accordance with national and international standards to provide the student with a local and international legal background that enables them to work legally in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or anywhere in the world. The college will develop and introduce new programs, keeping pace with the comprehensive development march of the Kingdom, which is reflected positively in improving the performance of graduates in the future and achieving competitiveness, so that they can build a knowledge economy and practice their tasks and specializations on the basis of achieving the goals and strategies of the Kingdom's Vision 2030 to become leaders of qualitative change, effectiveness, and transformation.


HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal Lecture

Jan 24th , 2023

“Our image in the world and the importance of public diplomacy”


HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, delivered the inaugurating lecture of the College of Law & International Relations Lecture Series titled “Our image in the world and the importance of public diplomacy.” It was during the University’s 15 years anniversary celebrations and the opening of the 11th Annual Career Expo. Thanking and appreciating Alfaisal University President HE Dr. Mohammed Alhayaza and all Alfaisal community for their tireless efforts towards its development and success, HRH Prince Turki emphasized the University as one of our country's most reputable educational edifices and for being an internationally recognized academic and research-focused institution. He adds that our university and its graduates will symbolize our national strength and be the ambassadors of its public diplomacy by presenting our true values in light of a renewed national vision based on moderation, tolerance, and openness to the world. The ongoing changes in the Kingdom’s education, culture, and entertainment help shape our national reputation. The Kingdom’s vision 2030, patronized by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz and, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman emphasized the importance of the sources of soft power in our country. HRH concluded that we will succeed in affirming our positive image in the world. Alfaisal students from different fields and different backgrounds were urged to consider themselves as ambassadors of their country, representing a soft power that helps correct the world’s views of the Kingdom and enhance its plea as a worldwide power that prioritizes development, growth, education, and culture to make the world better. This lecture represents the start of the Newly found College of Law & International Relations lecture series, which was founded by HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and launched in 2021 when it admitted its first batch. Being the first dean of the College of Law & International Relations Dr. Turki Alshubaiki, stated “The fall of 2021 was the starting year of the first batch. However, the real founding day of this college is the 24th of January 2023. The talk of HRH Prince Turki Alfaisal included many statements which we consider to be part of our identity, mission, and logo for this college”.

COL Book Publication The Dean of College of Law & International Relations Dr. Torki Alshubaiki Publishes his Book {Report- World Arbitration Reporter (WAR )} 2nd Edition


The World Arbitration Reporter is a Commentary and analysis by more than 100 internationally renowned experts from leading law firms, arbitration institutions, and universities around the world.

April , 2022 In April 2022, the 2nd edition of the report was published, featuring the work of 100 experts from 100 countries, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It covers arbitration laws, international treaties, and the rules and practices of major domestic and international arbitration institutions. Dr. Lucas Mistelis, a leading academic and practitioner of this field at the University of London and the author of the report have chosen Dr. Torki A. Alshubaiki to cover the arbitration practice in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr Torki is the first Dean of our newly found College of Law & International Relations and has an extended, versatile career in law and consultancy. he has many published studies and papers that focuses the legal sector in the Kingdom, and its relation to other sectors.

COL Book Publication College of Law Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes his new books. International Trade Relations of the European Union: A Legal and Policy Analysis & “International Trade Relations of the European Union”.


Alfaisal University’s newly joined College of Law Faculty Professor Rafael Leal Arcas has published two new books titled “International Trade and Sustainability” and “International Trade Relations of the European Union”. Before joining Alfaisal College of LAW – which was founded in 2021- Professor Rafael was the Program Director of the LLM in International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London (UK). His research and publications focus on many subjects, including the European Union, sustainability, international trade, energy, and climate change. He has published more than19 books, which include: International Trade Relations of the European Union: A Legal and Policy Analysis (2022), Climate Clubs for a Sustainable Future (2021), The Future of International Economic Law and the Rule of Law (2020), EU Energy Law and Policy (2020), EU Trade Law (2019), Commentary on the Energy Charter Treaty (2018), University Initiatives in Climate Change Mitigation (2018), Research Handbook on EU energy law and policy (2017), European Energy Union (2016), Energy Security, Trade and the EU (2016), International Energy Governance (2014), Climate Change and International Trade (2013), International Trade and Investment Law (2010), and Theory and Practice of EC External Trade Law (2008), among others. In addition, he authored more than 220 scholarly publications on international trade and WTO law, international environmental and energy law, EU law, international investment law and the interaction among them in American and European law reviews.

International Trade and Sustainability: Perspectives from Developing and Developed Countries book summary: This book is about how to make international trade greener for a sustainable and prosperous future. It examines whether international trade agreements can contribute to sustainable development. Whether international trade can contribute to sustainability is a novel, timely, and important question that will most likely grow in importance over time and addresses a planetary challenge. We argue in the book that trade agreements have the potential to protect the climate nature, and therefore can foster sustainability. In other words, trade is a means to reach an end, namely protecting and preserving the planet.

85 “International Trade Relations of the European Union” book summary: This book examines the need for greater legal coherence within international trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and external trade relations. An introspective analysis of EU trade law and policy is presented that highlights the complex issue of EU unity. A particular focus is given to the Doha Round and the General Agreement on Trade in Services, with empirical analysis placing the negotiations not just within the context of international trade law, but also within broader social and political contexts.

Lecture by the Former Minister “Islam in a Multipolar World” Lecture by the Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore His Excellency Mr. George Yong-Boon Yeo.

Feb 2nd, 2023

86 The College of Law & International Relations in collaboration with the College of Business welcomed the Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore His Excellency Mr. George Yong-Boon Yeo, to speak in a lecture focusing on Islam in a changing world. The recent talk emphasized how the future of the globe is expected to be multipolar, with a major rise in the number of Muslims. A big demographic change that will have a large impact on the world is the prediction that nearly one in two infants born in 2050 will be Muslims. Changes in the distribution of power and influence among various nations and civilizations are anticipated to result from the rise of Islam. His Excellency Mr. Yeo stressed the significance of adjusting to Islam and learning from the past considering these changes to bring about long-lasting change that ensures continuity and encourages the creation of new ideas, languages, and communication methods. This strategy acknowledges the importance of tradition and history while simultaneously recognizing the necessity of growth and innovation. In the linked world of today, these communication techniques are very important. As interactions between individuals of diverse cultures and origins increase, it is more crucial than ever to develop strategies to successfully communicate and create understanding. Together with language proficiency, this calls for cultural sensitivity and empathy. Biography His Excellency Mr. Yeo's role as a Visiting Scholar at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore and the Founding Patron of its Asia Competitiveness Institute highlights his expertise in the areas of public policy and competitiveness in the Asian context. From 2012 to 2021, His Excellency Mr. George Yeo worked with Kerry Group in Hong Kong, serving as Chairman and Executive Director of Kerry Logistics Network.

Collaboration Agreement Alfaisal University College of Law and International Relations Signs a Collaboration Agreement with Al-Tamimi & Company Law Firm

87 In the early summer of 2022, Al-Tamimi & Company Law Firm signed an agreement with Alfaisal University to organize lectures, legal workshops, and to hire graduates of its college of law in the future. A workshop on intellectual property, moreover, was held on the 5th of October to serve the career objectives of law, medical, and engineering students.

The heads of the intellectual property unit at Al Tamimi Law Firm were the speakers in this workshop. This includes Mr. Ahmad Zaza, and Mr. Imad Al Ess (Both Acting as Senior Legal Counsels In The Firm). They discussed the legal rights for the protection of the creations of the minds, and how can inventors and brand owners protect their business.

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Welcome to the Alfaisal Center for Research & Consultancy Studies @ Alfaisal University Alfaisal Center for Research and Consultancy Studies (ACRCS) is one of the additions to the already impressive Alfaisal University (AU) campus in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The impressive, modern buildings of the university are home to a range of professional and educational services, and the Alfaisal Center for Research and Consultancy Center is no exception.


ACRCS’ vision is to be in the forefront of innovation, education, and free enterprise at the national and regional level by providing applied research solutions and consultations by delivering state-of-the art applied research solutions, educational training and consultation services that contribute to sustainable economic and social development by exploiting the University's human resources expertise and through building strategic partnerships.

In short, the Center is the commercial arm for Alfaisal University, and hence is the strategic priority to commercialize AU services and assets. Established in 2016, the Center focuses on providing evidence-based research and consultancy services in all sectors including the fields of policy, development, and management to a variety of users and stakeholders. Alfaisal faculty, students and staff are involved in the development and implementation of the center's initiatives.

The center provides a range of services and facilities to support research and consultancy activities at AU. In addition to supporting research and consultancy activities within the university, the Alfaisal Center for Research and Consultancy Studies at AU also works to engage with the broader community through outreach and engagement activities. These activities can include hosting conferences and workshops, providing training and professional development opportunities, and collaborating with external organizations on research projects and other initiatives.

In its short life, the ACRCS has already achieved significant accomplishments. The ACRCS has six main services: research & consultancy, labs, training, advanced manufacturing, IP licensing, and the accelerator of which are organized around four initiatives. These include sustainability, health innovation, advanced manufacturing, and human capital. Each of the services are discussed in depth.


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Research & Consultancy Research and Consultation are at the core of Alfaisal University with generous funding and stateof-the-art labs with the most advanced techniques and methods employed enhancing the ability to produce high quality and multi-disciplinary research papers that are published by faculty and students in highly reputable journals. These include a research library and databases, research grants and funding, and support for the publication of research findings. The center also works to connect researchers with external partners and collaborators, both within Saudi Arabia and internationally



Projects in the Center of Research Projects under Consultancy

Currently, in the Center of Research there are four (4) projects in collaboration with governmental agencies comprised of ongoing and new projects. Under Consultancy, there are currently 17 projects in conjunction with governmental agencies that are new, on-going, and submitted projects.


At the Center for Research and Consultancy Studies, the focus remains on eight (8) main themes: energy systems, advanced manufacturing & high value materials, digital technologies, human capital, food and environment, health and pharmaceuticals, urban and logistics and economy and privatization. These themes are in coordination with Vision 2030, the Ministry of Education, and the sustainable development goals and are in alignment with government agencies who are aligned within these themes. As new research is conducted and new insights are gained, research themes may shift and evolve to reflect these developments.

Alfaisal University Research Themes


Research themes are broad areas of focus that guide research efforts within a particular field or discipline. They are used to define the scope of research and to identify the key questions and issues that researchers aim to address. Research themes can be broad and encompass many different subtopics, or they can be more specific and focused on a particular aspect of a discipline.

Energy Systems

Digital Technologies Advanced Manufacturing

Human Capital

Food & Environment

Urban & Logistics Health & Pharmaceuticals

Economy & Privatization

Research themes are important because they help to structure and focus research efforts, and they provide a framework for understanding and interpreting the results of research studies. By identifying key themes and issues in a discipline, researchers can better understand the relationships between different research questions and ideas, and they can develop more comprehensive and coherent approaches to tackling complex research problems.

Consultation Alfaisal Corporate Governance Center Under consultation, the Corporate Governance Center (CGC) at the Alfaisal Center for Research and Consultancy was established in 2016 to monitor and promote good governance practices in Saudi Arabia. A team from Alfaisal University developed the Corporate Governance Index (CGI) in collaboration with consultants and with partial financial support from the former Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority (SAGIA), currently the Ministry of Investment. CGI is an evidence-based index to measure the performance of companies across multiple dimensions of corporate governance that affect their competitiveness. The index helps companies gauge their corporate governance performance and identify areas of potential improvement. Most incredibly, this index is the only one in the GCC region. This index is making it easier for companies to measure their progress on corporate governance. It is based solely on good corporate governance principles set by the CMA, SAMA and the OECD. The index consists of four key areas of measurement, including Board of Directors, Shareholder Rights, Stakeholder Relations, and Public Disclosure and Transparency.

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Shareholder Rights

The concept of corporate governance—the internal policies, procedures, and systems a company uses to manage its operations—is vital to creating a successful, competitive business. Corporate governance has become increasingly important in recent years, as companies look to optimize their business performance, maintain a high degree of financial transparency, and ensure that their stakeholders’ interests are aligned, especially in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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CGC also hosts conferences, forums and webinars related to important global topics of interest. In February 2021, the CGC offered a successful international corporate governance conference entitled “Investing in ESG”. Shortly after, in December 2021, the CGC ran another successful conference entitled “Effective Corporate Governance & the Independence of the Board Audit Committee.” The Center plans to run its next webinar and conference in Feb/March 2023.


Alfaisal Competitiveness Consultancy Center Saudi Arabia, a major economic player in the Middle East region, has played an active role in engaging with the World Economic Forum (WEF) over the past decade. The Kingdom has been an active participant in key WEF initiatives, including the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) and the Global Risk Report. Since 2013, the Competitiveness Center has been providing consulting services related to collecting and analysing Saudi market performance data from multiple aspects, including institutions, economy, health, education, market efficiency, market size, labor efficiency, banking, tourism and technical sector, level of invention and development through specialized studies and research. This data is categorized using global frameworks for comparison with the global economies through which the Kingdom is ranked globally. Scan the code to find the latest report entitled “The Global Competitiveness Report” (2020) :

92 The Kingdom has made great strides in improving its competitiveness. The WEF’s 2019 Global Competitiveness Index ranked Saudi Arabia 23rd out of 140 countries in regard to innovation and infrastructure. The country has made significant investments in addressing both topics since the 2015 launch

of Vision 2030, the country’s long-term development and economic strategy. The Kingdom has also been actively engaged in the Global Risk Report. The region has identified and addressed a number of key risk factors, including the impact of oil volatility and the need for further economic diversification.

Alfaisal Center for Health Economics & Finance Through expertise, research, and instruction, this Center seeks to promote the understanding and application of health economics and finance in KSA. This center has several objectives. It includes economic models’ development, testing and validation; support assessment of health needs and care demand; consultancy on healthcare investments, financing, and business intelligence; embracing translational research in the field of health economics; and training of healthcare professionals (short courses/modules, MSc courses and programs). The expertise of the center encompasses data intelligence, business intelligence, publishing, value creation and strategy realization.

Alfaisal Statistical Consulting Unit The Alfaisal Statistical Consulting Unit (ASCU) is a professional statistical service team of internationally renowned experts that aims to promote and strengthen research by assisting researchers and other clients with using statistical methods in their research in the most optimal way. Services include consulting, instructions, and proposal preparation.

Labs One of the six services offered at the Center includes laboratory usage. From the 66 labs that Alfaisal University holds on campus, there are six (6) Core Laboratories that include: Biomedical Sciences, Materials Nanotechnology, Imaging and Characterization, Analytic Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals, and High-Speed Computing & AI.


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Imaging and Characterization




Materials Nanotechnology


Analytic Chemistry


High-Speed Computing & AI

The services being offered at these laboratories include training, full-service usage of the labs, and/ or independent usage.

Alfaisal Extension There are many different approaches to learning, and the specific methods and technologies the Center uses can vary significantly depending on the goals of the course and the preferences of the learners. Some common methods of online learning include:

Asynchronous learning: This type of online learning allows students to access course materials and

complete assignments on their own schedule, rather than following a set timetable. Synchronous learning: This type of online learning involves real-time interactions between students and instructors, typically through video conferencing or other live-streaming technologies. Self-paced learning: This type of online learning allows students to work through course materials at their own pace, rather than following a set schedule. Blended learning: This type of online learning combines traditional in-person classes with online elements, such as online discussions or video lectures.

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In May 2022, the Alfaisal Center for Research and Consultancy Studies has partnered with Coursera, a global online learning platform that offers anyone, anywhere, access to online courses and degrees from leading universities and companies. Coursera partners with more than 250 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable, job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide, and Alfaisal University is one of them. They offer a range of learning opportunities—from hands-on Arabic Courses projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs. 5.2 Million learners In collaboration with the Center, Coursera and KLD, the Center

Learners 4.7 / 5

supplies courses in Arabic that focuses on leadership, management, business, and soft skills. Currently, the platform is home to over 100 Arabic courses that targets 5.2 million learners. Since May 2022, over 38,000 learners enrolled with an excellent course rating of 4.7.


Advanced Manufacturing The Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CamX) aims at advancing the state of manufacturing in the Kingdom, fusing traditional approaches with emerging technologies such as IoT, AI/ML, additive manufacturing and agile prototyping. The aim of this center is to advance the state of manufacturing in the Kingdom through expertise, innovation, and education. There are many different types of advanced manufacturing technologies, and the specific technologies used can vary depending on the industry and the specific manufacturing processes involved. Some of the Center’s common advanced manufacturing technologies include: Robotics Robotics technologies can be used to automate manufacturing processes and to improve the speed, accuracy, and flexibility of production. 3D printing 3D printing technologies can be used to manufacture complex, custom parts and products quickly and inexpensively. Additive manufacturing Additive manufacturing technologies, such as laser sintering and selective laser melting, can be used to produce high-precision, complex parts and products.


Advanced materials Advanced materials, such as high-strength alloys and composite materials, can be used to improve the performance and durability of manufactured products. The services CamX offers includes a wide array of services, including support for product innovation, design, modeling, and prototyping; consultancy on product viability and market need; introduction artificial intelligence and machine learning in management and factory operation; and training through impactful, modular packages matching industry needs. Overall, advanced manufacturing technologies are driving significant improvements in the efficiency, productivity, and quality of manufacturing operations around the world, and they are likely to continue to play a key role in the development of the manufacturing sector in the future.

IP Licensing The center offers IP licensing, the process of granting permission to use intellectual property (IP) rights, such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights, in exchange for payment or other consideration. IP licensing allows companies to access and use IP rights that they do not own, and it can be an important source of revenue for IP owners. Alfaisal’s Technology Transfer Office (TTO) is the entity responsible for all aspects of technology and Intellectual Property (IP) creation, management, transfer, and release at Alfaisal University. A total of 23 patents has been assigned and granted to Alfaisal University under this office. IP licensing can be an important tool for companies to access and use IP rights that they do not own, and it can also be a valuable source of revenue for IP owners. However, it is important for companies to carefully consider the terms of an IP license and to ensure that they are obtaining the rights they need to meet their business goals.

Accelerator Program

Alfaisal’s Accelerator, Dimensions CoCreate program MIT Solve

95 The accelerator at Alfaisal Center for Research and Consultancy Studies aims is to create a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to deliver social and economic benefits to the kingdom and its region; and connect stakeholders, facilitate knowledge transfer, and nurture talents to accelerate technological innovation and commercialization. To achieve this, the Accelerator provides services to assist technology start-ups in their vulnerable inception stages, enabling them to grow and flourish.

Accelerator Services

Co-working space





The Business Accelerator Office at the Center, is an accelerator program structured and designed to help earlystage companies or startups to grow and develop their businesses. The objectives of the center multifold: transfer the idea into investment opportunity product, service, company; create a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to deliver social and economic benefits; enable students to start their ideas and products; achieve Vision 2030 national measurable goals by establishing new business accelerators; facilitate access to funding; and enable national entities to collaborate with students.

Co-Create Program


One of the accelerators, Co-Create, was established in 2020 as a social enterprise with the goal of identifying and enacting potentially game-changing societal change in the framework of assistive technologies. A team of MIT scientists and engineers created the CoCreate program, a 12-month interdisciplinary innovation fellowship program. The fellowship is centered on allowing regional designers, makers, and engineers to work together to co-design new assistive technology with local residents who have impairments. Involving persons with disabilities in all phases of the ideation and development process for making assistive technology solutions is known as "humanistic co-design."

In January 2021, this program brought together scientists from MIT and students at Alfaisal University to apply this codesign process to the ideation and prototyping of early-stage innovations in assistive tech products.

MIT Solve

Another event hosted by the Center was MIT Solve. On December 3, 2022, MIT Solve held at Alfaisal University led an interactive social innovation workshop on Alfaisal University’s campus. It was a Solve interactive design thinking workshop focused on helping participants understand complex challenges facing society and create solutions to the problems they care about. The themes included:

Public Health: How might we amplify awareness about the negative impacts of smoking and vaping in your community?

Games for Good: How might we utilize video game platforms for social impact? Sustainably Smart Cities: How might we use information and communication technologies (ICT) to

provide and promote safe, equitable, and inclusive access to parks, trails, recreation areas, and green spaces?

Assistive Technology: How might we use technology to co-design solutions to everyday challenges faced by those living with disabilities?

It was a successful event with 100 students registered from Alfaisal University and Prince Sultan University along with a few high school students who have participated. Students pitched their ideas in front of panelist of judges. It was a great opportunity to learn about important themes, practice their presentation skills, and sharpen their entrepreneurship skills.

Overall, the Alfaisal Center for Research and Consultancy Studies at Alfaisal University plays a vital role in supporting and promoting research and consultancy at the university, and in engaging with the broader community. The Center continues to build its national and global network in sectors that include but not limited to academic, health, government, industry, and international partnerships. Please come and visit us to discuss how we can help you. Feel free to reach out to the Alfaisal Center for Research and Consultancy Studies at 011 215-7976 or via email at


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HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal Sponsors Alfaisal 11th Annual Career Expo in Riyadh Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Chairman of the Board of Directors of King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Alfaisal University, The Career Expo was held on January 24-26, 2023, from 3 – 8 pm in the University’s gallery in Riyadh.

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The Career Expo is an occasion for the participating companies to display their services, meet the graduates, receive their CVs, and grasp an opportunity to communicate with the government and private sectors to attract qualified candidates to the labor market.

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Her Highness Princess Aljohara bint Faisal bin Musaad Al Saud, Director of Alumni & Placement Relations Department at Alfaisal University, indicated that the continuity of The Career Expo and its 11th edition confirms the success it achieved in its previous sessions and the work done to proceeding it with the required improvements every year. HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud opened the Expo after delivering a lecture on “Our image in the world and the importance of public diplomacy” as part of the College of Law & International Relations Lecture Series. Fifty companies participated in the event. There were extensive careeroriented workshops held over the course of the three days. These workshops were delivered by our knowledge and strategic partners and were conducted by professionals in the field. The proceeds of the Career Expo were donated to the Student Fund at Alfaisal University, as the Alumni & Placement Relations Department is keen on the importance of community service and providing a helping hand to students.

Alfaisal University 11th Career Expo Workshops Jan. 24, 1-2 pm His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Chairman of the King Faisal for Research & Islamic Studies Alfaisal University Board of Trustees, Vice President - Alfaisal University

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Master of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (MNT) Alumnae Fatimah Salem Alamrani Publishes a Book about Nanoscience Alfaisal University alumna Fatimah Salem Alamrani published her book about Nanoscience in Arabic. Ms. Alamrani graduated in 2022 with first-class honors in Master of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (MNT).


After her graduation, she started to write her first book (Physics) about physics basics for students in TVTC. In addition, she organized and participated in a conference about "Renewable Energy in Saudi Arabia", where she designed and delivered a workshop on "Simplified Nanoscience and Nanotechnology". She also developed and delivered a workshop about "Scientific Research and Internet Skills". Ms. Alamrani worked for three months to produce her 2nd book, seeking to explain the basics of Nanoscience to the public and addressing those who are interested in pursuing a study or a career in this field. In the opening of her book, she thanked Alfaisal University for enabling her to deepen her knowledge in Nanoscience, saying “Thank you to my university that enabled me to dive deeper into this knowledge, Alfaisal University in Riyadh” In November 2022, she published her 2nd book titled “Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Everyone: Questions and Answers”, which aims to explain the basics of this science to the public and those interested in studying it, reviewed by Dr. Edreese AlSharaeh, Professor of Chemistry at College of Science & General Studies and the Director and Founder of the Nano Science and Technology Program at Alfaisal University.

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Ms. Alamrani says about her journey at Alfaisal University, “The lovely things included are the excellent support services, staff, safety, and incredible library, which provides access to books, magazines, databases, and academic journals. Throughout my academic journey, my experience was enriched by the help professors provided to me so I could understand the concepts and complete the research work. At Alfaisal university, I learned confidence, critical thinking, independent learning, and research skills. Studying at Alfaisal helped me build a strong foundation and professional discipline, allowing me to continue and develop in-demand skills”


She also added, “As soon as I graduated, I began attending conferences and courses I also produced and presented a workshop on "simplified nanoscience and nanotechnology” and organized and participated in a conference on "Renewable energy in Saudi Arabia”. Furthermore, I planned and presented a session on "scientific research and Internet skills".

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Advancement Office



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Partnering with the Best As part of expanding the university outreach efforts, The Advancement department led the launching of Partnering with The Best campaign that resulted in over 38K engagement and 658K impressions in the year 2022. The Campaign was empowered by Alfaisal University Board of Trustees featuring HRH Prince Khalid Alfaisal Bin Abdulaziz – Chairmen of the Board of Trustee, HH Prince Bandar Bin Saud AlSaud -board member chairmen of the Executive Committee, and H.E. Dr Mohammed Alhayaza – President of Alfaisal University.



The ongoing partnership with Alfaisal University Board of Trustees members continues to grow, and this year Deloitte launched the Apprenticeship "Bright Start Analyst Program." With Alfaisal University. Through this program, students will have the opportunity to spend a full three years gaining broad exposure across the businesses and clients to the most cutting-edge projects and earning a salary simultaneously. Furthermore, to obtain the proper coaching, being enrolled in a variety of internal and external training programs all the way through the process, followed by the extension of a job offer upon successful completion of the program.

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Diriyah Gate Development Authority In accordance with Alfaisal University objectives to equip its students with skills that will enable them to be more effective and successful in future mega projects, we have partnered with the Diriyah Gate Development Authority on the Diriyah Gate project, which is one of the ambitious projects for 2030.


Partnering with DGDA had been also a result of the authority's efforts to enhance the creative environment and allow young people to fulfill their full potential. This agreement will contribute to the improvement of academic and educational project and initiative coordination. Recruiting alumni of Alfaisal University to work on the authority's projects. Offering the authority's employees the opportunity to pursue postgraduate education and expand their knowledge. In addition, utilizing the university's competence in research and innovation and fostering scientific contributions that assist serve and build society.

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Saudi Industrial Development Fund The Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF) was founded to play a leading role in effectuating development policies and programs. The Industrial Fund was set up to operate a vital role in promoting industrial investment opportunities, strengthening the local industry, and enhancing its performance.


A Partnership with Saudi Industrial Development Fund with Alfaisal University aims for collaboration in the ears of Joint research program involving Alfaisal University students, faculty relevant to the operations of SIDF, programs for employment after graduation, as well as joint conferences and seminars. As a result of the relationship, SIDF was able to take part in the 10th Career Expo 2022. Furthermore, SIDF made available to our students a wide variety of internship programs, including the "Nokhab" program, that targets developing national talents.

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Facility Department



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A Word from the Senior Manager of the Facility Department


Eng. Malek Almobarek It is a wonderful feeling every time I write for ACADEMIA. It has become a platform where I share with you any important developments that have taken place recently in my department, whom I call my family, and how we as a team are supporting the university in achieving academic excellence and in bettering its ranking with each passing year. I visualize the facility department as a house standing on four pillars, namely Operations and Maintenance, Safety and Security, Procurement and Inventory, and Logistics. Every pillar or functional unit has its uniquely defined roles and responsibilities, and all four of them act in unison to fulfill or meet the needs of all at Alfaisal- be it students, faculty, staff, or visitors. I’ll elaborate on their compositions, roles, and responsibilities below. So, please enjoy reading! I take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to Prof. Khaled and the senior management for continuously encouraging and supporting us to put into practice our ideas to make Alfaisal “a home away from home” for our students, faculty, and staff alike. Academia 2023 | 111

Home: Facility Department

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Roles and Responsibilities: To provide everyone on campus with a cost-effective quality environment in which they can carry out their respective tasks of learning, teaching, and administration in a comfortable and safe manner. A quality environment is achieved by operating and maintaining the university assets as per their manufacturers’ recommendations and by good housekeeping practices.

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Team Composition: Led by an able manager, this team consists of a good mixture of in-house and outsourced resources that include highly qualified technicians, janitors, and supervisors.


Achievements Maintained the buildings and grounds spread over the 150,000 m2 lot in a way that does not cause any disturbance to the university operations or result in anyone’s productivity at the workplace by applying proactive maintenance strategies. Carried out several renovation and improvement projects to meet the demand of students, faculty, or staff, whose numbers have risen considerably over the years. Promptly delivered services and achieved full satisfaction of all Alfaisal members. Successfully handled all the events that took place on campus.

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Pillar 2: Safety and Security Roles and Responsibilities: To provide personal safety and security to all students, staff, and visitors as far as practically possible and protect the university properties. This is achieved by making use of stateof-the-art CCTV surveillance, access control, fire notification and alarm, and ID Badge systems and by regular fire drills, patrolling, and security checks.

Some Systems: CCTV Fire Pumps Fire House Cabinet


Fire Alarm and Public Address System Ambulance

Team: The team comprises highly qualified and trained security guards, officers, coordinators, and a manager.

Achievements Successfully secured the life and property of the university by applying industry-standard methods. Considerably reduced workplace incidents and traffic accidents. Efficiently managed the lost and found unit.

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Pillar 3: Procurement and Inventory Roles and Responsibilities: To procure and maintain inventory of all goods and services required by the university. Done so by following the university ethics policy and conforming to the applicable laws and regulations.

Team: A small team comprises a wellexperienced local purchaser, procurement specialists, and a supervisor. 115

Achievements Successfully met the purchasing demand of all. Purchases, where applicable, were made using competitive bidding. Closely coordinated and followed up with vendors to achieve on-time delivery of goods and services.

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Pillar 4: Logistics Roles and Responsibilities: To provide transportation and mail services to all and look after their miscellaneous requests, including arranging hotel stays, assisting in finding suitable accommodation, etc.

Fleet The fleet consists of a number of buses, vans, cars and SUVs and are selected to meet the occasion and demand. 116

Team The team is made up of trained drivers and an officer.

Achievements Successfully met the logistical demand of all by being available even during odd hours.

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Student Affairs



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Student Affairs Admissions & Registration Admission Alfaisal opens admission twice a year. Applicants who wish to join one of its programs can choose from six different colleges. They can apply through the online application page where they will follow the suitable process according to his/her achieved education. Applicants will find the required criteria based on their Education System and the program they seek. Alfaisal has two different types of admission: - Direct Admission - Indirect Admission (University Preparatory Program - UPP)

Direct Admission Indirect Admission (UPP)

Applicants with excellent educational attainment and English proficiency can join through direct admission. 119

One of the services offered by the University is the English placement test for those who have not taken the TOEFL or IELTS. Once you apply, you will be scheduled for the placement test. The admission team are happy to help the applicant on-site at Student Affairs Deanship. If applicants have any issues or inquiries, they can contact Student Affairs via Admissions Enquiry Page on Alfaisal website or call 920 000 570 .

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Application Process: Choose the type of application based on last education achievement.

Prepare all the needed documents. Fill out the online application. The application will be processed within 2 to 3 working days. The applicant will receive an email with the updates. Confirm your enrollment by paying the 20,000 SAR. Bring your original documents to the Student Affairs front office.

Registration - Course registration is the most critical part of course planning, and it is necessary to attend classes, receive credits, and graduate. 120

- The registration period is always announced in the academic calendar and via student email. - The Registrar's Office manages the registration of university students and provides the following e-services: Certifying student enrollments via the letter system. Transcripts and regestering in clasess via Netclassroom. Add, drop, withdraw, change college, and many more via Alfaisal e-Forms. Alfaisal Catalog Alfaisal App These platforms provide the best services to help students during the registration period and other services in a semester. Each service will have a specific date that will always be announced by the registration department. Students who need assistance during registration can contact Registration Office via the Admissions Enquiry or visit the Deanship of Student Affairs Admissions & Registration offices on the first floor.

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Sports Activities & Achievements Alfaisal student body is growing over time, and their cultural diversity and various interests enable them to create clubs and participate in a variety of curricular and extracurricular activities. They not only organize and participate in regular community service activities and awareness campaigns, but they also organize, support, and participate in other recreational, cultural, and sports activities. This year, we were proud to witness Alfaisal students' athletic efforts and accomplishments as individuals and teams in basketball, fencing, show jumping, and E-sports.

Fencing Championship Alfaisal Fencing Champion and Electrical Engineering Student, Modhy Alrasheed 121

May 2022, August 2022 Alfaisal University student Modhy Alrasheed ranked 3rd place in the Saudi Female Fencing Championship 2022. Ms. Alrasheed achieved the bronze medal twice; in the silver round held in May 2022 and the golden round in August 2022.

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Football Championship Alfaisal Female Football Team Champions

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Aug 29th, 2021 Alfaisal Female football team won 3rd place in the 2nd season of the Futsal Competition organized by the Saudi Universities Sports Association. They competed against five local universities in Princess Norah University Dome, where they won the 3rd place cup on the 29th of August, 2021.

Cycling The Saudi Cycling Association Workshops

Jan 2nd, 2022 On January 2, 2022, the Saudi Cycling Federation signed a collaboration agreement with Alfaisal university to launch cycling-related programs. The agreement aims to improve aspects of cooperation in the field of cycling and disseminate them among female students, with the provision of female trainers, the holding of courses for female students, and the awarding of certificates after training, in addition to holding joint workshops and training courses to achieve fruitful results. In the presence of the Federation's Executive Director, Faris Al-Otaibi, and Her Highness Princess Mashael bint Faisal bin Abdulaziz, Chair of the Federation's Women's Committee and supervisor of clubs at the University, Reem Al-Makadi, the Saudi Cycling Federation was represented by Asmaa AlJasser, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Academia 2023 | 122

Ministry of Sports Workshops

Sept 28th, 2022


Alfaisal students attended The Career Guidance and Talent Program organized by the Ministry of Sports. It is one of the fields of youth empowerment that helps them in the labor market.

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Nov 2th, 2022 Qiyam was a networking event hosted by Ryadah club at Alfaisal University. It aimed to create networking opportunities to the Ryadah community in order for the members to grow their relationships for their future careers and businesses which accomplishes the main goals of Ryadah. In addition, the event hosted influential talks that aimed to motivate and enlighten the Ryadah community, and spread awareness about core values to live by. The event was attended by His Excellency Mr. Yousef AlBenyan the minister of education, and hosted Dr. Ibrahim AlMojel the CEO of Saudi Industrial Development Fund, Ms. Rania Nashar the Head of governance and compliance at PIF, Alfaisal University representatives, company representatives, and the Ryadah community. 124


Nov 17th-18th-19th, 2022 It was an event by Vision 2030 club highlighted the kingdom vision projects in an entertainment way, one of them was the escape room, its puzzles designed based on the vision 2023 projects. The projects also shown on screens. It was attended by 1200 person. Academia 2023 | 124

CAS Nights

Nov 10th-11th-12th, 2022 CAS Nights was a social responsibility event hosted by Community and Service Committee. It aimed to support small businesses, entrepreneurs and productive families in different fields. The number of attendees was 3900 for three days.


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Culture Day 2023

Feb 5th, 2023


To honor and commemorate the diversity of cultures at Alfaisal, the university held its much anticipated Annual Culture Day of 2023. The shared knowledge, convictions, and values that have been passed down through the centuries in any country are referred to as culture, all facets of human behavior that people learn through experience and hone over the course of their lifetimes are part of the culture, the diversity of cultures and values among various groups of people is referred to as cultural diversity.

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Therefore, Alfaisal University strives to showcase its diversity and beauty of human connections by organizing cultural booths. This year, 11 booths were successfully built representing the various countries: Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Sudan, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh; symbolizing the 90s exhibiting their respective thriving histories. This celebration included activities, photo booths, food, costumes, traditional ambience and decoration, live performances, and poetry to live the culture of each country.


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Munira Alzouman, Abdullah Adam, Faisal Aldubaib, Faisal Alotaibi, Rayan Almudawah, Alya Alsheikh Game Development Club – Alfaisal University

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‫ فيصل‬،‫ فيصل العتييب‬،‫عبدهللا آدم‬ ‫ علياء آل‬،‫ منرية الزومان‬،‫الضبيب‬ ‫ ر يان املدوح‬،‫الشيخ‬ ‫نادي تطوير األلعاب اإلكرتونية – جامعة الفيصل‬


Rahaf AlMady and Abdulaziz AlBalw College of Business - Finance Graduate & College of Engineering - Industrial Engineering

‫ عبدالعز يز البلوي‬،‫رهف املايض‬ ‫خر يجة كلية إدارة األعمال قسم املحاسبة وخر يج كلية الهندسة‬ ‫قسم الهندسة الصناعية‬

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Nada Salaas and Reem Abumostafa College of Pharmacy - 6th Year

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‫ ر يم أبو مصطفى‬، ‫ندى سلعس‬ ‫كلية الصيدلة طبيب صيديل – سنة سادسة‬


Zainab Ifthikar CoM Graduate and Medical Intern

‫ز ينب افتخار‬ ‫خر يجة كلية الطب وطبيبة إمتياز‬

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Astronaut Rayyanah Barnawi Master of Biomedical Science Alumna College of Science & General Studies

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‫رائدة الفضاء ر يانة برناوي‬ ‫حاصلة على ماجستري العلوم الطبية الحيوية‬ ‫كلية العلوم والدراسات العامة‬


Fonnon Fahad Alhumaidan College of Science & General Studies, Life Sciences – Third Year

‫فنون فهد الحميدان‬ ‫ علوم الحياة سنة ثالة‬،‫كلية العلوم والدراسات العامة‬

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‫لمحة عن المسؤولية المجتمعية في جامعة الفيصل‬

‫‪ 20+‬البرامج الطبية والصحية‬

‫‪ %52‬المنح الدراسية‬

‫برامج خدمة المجتمع‬

‫‪ %15‬مشاريع البحث واالبتكار‬


‫المساعدات المالية‬

‫والتبرعات العينية‬

‫‪ +40‬الشركاء االستراتيجيون‬ ‫للمسؤولية المجتمعية‬

‫‪ 200+‬ساعة تطوعية سنويا‬

‫‪ +15‬حملة توعوية سنويا‬ ‫‪ 200+‬فعاليات مؤثرة في المسؤولية‬ ‫المجتمعية بنسبة ‪ 60٪‬لكل عام دراسي‬

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‫الحملة السنوية للتوعية بسرطان الثدي بالتعاون مع جمعية زهره‬

‫الحملة السنوية للتوعية بالصحة النفسية والعقلية‬


‫الحملة السنوية للتوعية بسرطان األطفال بالتعاون مع جمعية سند‬

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‫المسؤولية المجتمعية في جامعة الفيصل‬

‫الحملة التثقيفية لمرض الزهايمر‬

‫وهي حملة سنوية تطلقها الجامعة بالتعاون مع الجمعية السعودية لمرض ألزهايمر‪ ،‬وفي الفترة من ‪4 -2‬‬ ‫فبراير ‪ 2023‬استضافت الجامعة‬

‫مؤتمر الزهايمر الدولي الخامس‪ ،‬و الذي تم افتتاحه من قبل صاحب السمو‬

‫الملكي األمير فيصل بن بندر بن عبدالعزيز أمير منطقه الرياض‪ ،‬وناقش خالل جلساته ‪ 4‬محاور رئيسية‪،‬‬ ‫تتناول دور القطاع غير الربحي والصحي في تحسين األولويات‪ ،‬والممارسات األفضل في حياة مريض الزهايمر‬


‫وأسرهم‪ ،‬كذلك آخر مستجدات المرض‪ ،‬والرعاية والعناية بمريض الزهايمر في مراحله المختلفة‪ ،‬باإلضافة إلى‬ ‫عبء مقدم الرعاية‪ :‬التحديات والحلول‪.‬‬


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‫مبادرة التصميم التشاركي بجامعة الفيصل‬

‫في أواخر يناير ‪ ،2020‬أطلقت مبادرة التصميم التشاركي اإلنسانية (كوكرييت) في المملكة العربية السعودية‬ ‫وجمع مجموعة من العلماء والمهندسين من معهد ماساتشوستس للتكنولوجيا مع مبتكرين محليين لتطوير‬


‫جنبا إلى جنب مع األشخاص ذوي اإلعاقة (خبراء التجربة)‪.‬‬ ‫تقنيات مساعدة جديدة بشكل تعاوني‬ ‫ً‬

‫أقام المعهد برنامج زمالة مشتر ك "مبادرة التصميم التشاركي ‪ -‬كوكرييت" مع مركز الذكاء االصطناعي في‬ ‫جامعة الفيصل حيث استمر لمدة عام وتم فيه تصميم برامج وتقنيات داعمة لإلعالقات المختلفة‪ ،‬حيث يتعاون‬

‫خاللها األفراد والمنظمات والمؤسسات والجامعات المختلفة لزيادة الوعي حول كيفية تطبيق المصممين‬ ‫والصناع والمهندسين لمهاراتهم بالتعاون مع األشخاص ذوي اإلعاقة من خالل عملية التصميم المشتر ك‬ ‫اإلنسانية لتطوير مهارات جديدة وتقنيات المساعدة المبتكرة‪.‬‬

‫فقد تم تقديم أكثر من ‪ 25‬مشروع في المعرض الختامي المقام في الجامعة‪ ،‬وتم تغطية مجاالت مختلفة‬ ‫في التقنيات المساعدة كالتقنيات السمعية والبصرية واالجتماعية وغيرها‪ .‬ومن أهم المشاريع التي نتجت‬ ‫عن هذا البرنامج مشروع "شاشة اللمس للمكفوفين" ‪.‬‬

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‫األنشطة والمؤتمرات المقامة في جامعة الفيصل التي تسلط الضوء على‬ ‫األشخاص ذوي اإلعاقة‬

‫المؤتمر الدولي السادس لدعم األشخاص ذوي اإلعالقة برعاية كريمة من مقام خادم الحرمين‬ ‫الشريفين الملك سلمان بن عبدالعزيز ــ حفظه هللا‬

‫‪.‬‬ ‫تم إقامة المؤتمر في الفترة من ‪ 6 – 4‬ديسمبر ‪ 2022‬في جامعة الفيصل‪ ،‬وهو حشد علمي دولي يساهم‬ ‫في إحداث نقالت نوعية في جميع المجاالت المتعلقة باإلعاقة‪ ،‬ليكون مؤتمراً متميزاً رائداً كما يؤكد على‬ ‫استكماال للمؤتمرات الخمسة السابقة‪ .‬حيث أقيم‬ ‫ويعد‬ ‫ذلك مقام خادم الحرمين الشريفين ـ رعاه هللا‪.‬‬ ‫ً‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫المؤتمر تحت شعار "تمكين األشخاص ذوي اإلعاقة من الطفولة إلى الشباب بين البحث والتطبيق" بمشاركة‬


‫العشرات من الجهات األكاديمية والبحثية والهيئات والمؤسسات المهتمة بقضية اإلعاقة‪ ،‬باإلضافة ألكثر من‬ ‫مائة باحث من أكثر من ‪ 30‬دولة‪ ،‬قدمو خاللها ‪ 91‬مشاركة علمية متنوعة‪ ،‬كما شهدت فعاليات المؤتمر‬ ‫تكريم الفائزين بجائزة الملك‬

‫سلمان العالمية ألبحاث اإلعاقة في دورتها الثالثة‪.‬‬

‫مبادرة ﻧﻮر‬

‫ﺑﺎﻟﺘﻌﺎون ﻣﻊ وزارة اﻟﻨﻘﻞ أقام نادي الخدمة االجتماعية بجامعة الفيصل مبادرة "نور" والتي تهدف إلى رفع‬ ‫مستوى الوعي والثقافة في اﻟﻤﺠﺘﻤﻊ فيما يخص اﻟﻤﻜﻔﻮﻓﯿﻦ واﺣﺘﯿﺎﺟﺎﺗﮭﻢ وﺗأهيل اﻷﻣﺎﻛﻦ اﻟﻌﺎﻣﺔ ﻟﺘصبح‬ ‫ﺑﯿﺌﺔ مالئمة ﻟهم وأن اﻟﻤﺸﺎﻛﻞ اﻟﺒﺼﺮﯾﺔ ﻻ ﺗﺸﻜﻞ ﻋﺎﺋﻖ ﻓﻲ ﺣﯿﺎة اﻟﻔﺮد‪.‬‬ ‫•ﺗﺤﻘﯿﻖ رﻗﻢ ﻗﯿﺎﺳﻲ ﻓﻲ ﻣﻮﺳﻮﻋﺔ جينيس حيث شارك ‪ ١٤٨٦‬ﺷﺨﺺ في مائدة العشاء‪.‬‬ ‫•تسجيل أﻛﺜﺮ ﻣﻦ ‪ ٥‬ﻣﻠﯿﻮن مشاركة ﻋﻠﻰ وﺳﺎﺋﻞ اﻟﺘﻮاﺻﻞ اﻻﺟﺘﻤﺎعي‪.‬‬

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‫المسؤولية االجتماعية في جامعة الفيصل‬ ‫المبادرات المقدمة من جامعة الفيصل لدعم ذوي اإلعاقة‬ ‫تدعم جامعة الفيصل من خالل وحدة اإلرشاد وتنمية المهارات الخدمات التي توفر للطالب ذوي اإلعاقة فرصاً‬ ‫متساوية لتحقيق التعليم ‪ /‬التوظيف‪ /‬البرامج والمبادرات ‪ /‬األنشطة المجتمعية التي تسهم في تنمية‬ ‫قدراتهم و تفعيلها في المجتمع‪ .‬كما تدعم الموظفين وأعضاء هيئة التدريس من ذوي اإلعاقة‪.‬‬

‫‪141‬‬ ‫الفرص الوظيفية لكافة القطاعات من خالل المعرض الوظيفي السنوي لجامعة الفيصل‬ ‫ساهمت المؤسسة الوقفية سعي كشريك الخدمة المجتمعية في النسخة الحادية عشر من المعرض الوظيفي‬ ‫قد مت خدمة الترجمة بلغة اإلشارة للصم والبكم من زوار المعرض خالل‬ ‫السنوي في جامعة الفيصل حيث‬ ‫ّ‬

‫أيامه الثالث‪،‬‬

‫وهي مؤسسة وقفية تسعى لتنمية طاقات وقدرات األشخاص ذوي اإلعاقة من خالل تقديم‬

‫التدريب والتأهيل المهني من قبل مجموعة من الخبراء المختصين واستثمار تلك الطاقات عبر دعم توظيفهم‬ ‫في مهن مختلفة تناسب قدراتهم وميولهم المهنية‪.‬‬

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‫وأوضح أن اإلنسان السعودي يجب أن يثق في نفسه وقدراته وإرثه الثقافي والحضاري‪ ،‬وما يقدمه من منجزات علمية‪،‬‬ ‫وقال ‪" :‬إننا نفخر بإطالع اآلخرين على ما نملكه من مقومات‪ ،‬حيث نمتلك أدوات للتواصل مع العالم اآلخر‪ ،‬وعلينا أن نستغل‬ ‫تلك القنوات لنكون المبادرين بالتواصل‪ ،‬وأن نسهم مع العالم في بناء إنسانية تحظى بالسالم واالستقرار"‪.‬‬


‫وأضاف سموه أن العالم متنوع في دياناته وثقافاته ولغاته وتطلعاته‪ ،‬ويجب أن يكون التواصل الحضاري الثقافي‬ ‫والديني أساساً للتفاهم والتواصل مع اآلخر‪ ،‬وتكون رسالتنا لآلخرين أننا جميعاً نتاج حضارة واحدة‪ ،‬وأن ما نسميه اليوم‬ ‫حضارات ما هو إال تعبير عن تطور لمراحل تاريخية للحضارة الواحدة التي هي في األساس الحضارة اإلنسانية‪.‬‬ ‫من جانبه تحدث معالي رئيس جامعة الفيصل الدكتور محمد آل هيازع عن ماشهدته المملكة من قفزات نوعية في‬ ‫مناحي الحياة‪ ،‬بقيادة خادم الحرمين الشريفين وسمو ولي عهده األمين ‪-‬حفظهما هللا‪ -‬حيث تعبر الرؤية عن استراتيجية‬ ‫حكيمة للقيادة الرشيدة تهدف لرفع جودة التعليم والتركيز على مخرجات البحث واالبتاكر‪ ،‬حيث تستأثر جامعة الفيصل‬ ‫بالمراكز المتقدمة في التصنيفات العالمية واختبارات قياس مستوى الخريجين في البحث العلمي واالبتاكر‪.‬‬ ‫بعد ذلك افتتح األمير تركي الفيصل المعرض الوظيفي بنسخته "الحادية عشر"‪ ،‬الذي يستمر ثالثة أيام خالل الفترة ‪24‬‬ ‫ ‪ 26‬يناير ‪2023‬م من الثالثة عصراً وحتى الثامنة مساء في بهو الجامعة بالرياض‪.‬‬‫ويعد المعرض الوظيفي فرصة للشراكت المشاركة لعرض خدماتهم‪ ،‬والتواصل المباشر مع الخريجين المؤهلين‪ ،‬واستالم‬ ‫سيرهم الذاتية‪ ،‬حتى يتم فتح نافذة تواصل مع القطاع الخاص؛ الستقطاب الكوادر المؤهلة لسوق العمل‪.‬‬ ‫وخالل المعرض يتم التعرف على برامج الدراسات العليا الخاصة بالجامعة في إدارة األعمال والعلوم الطبية الحيوية‪،‬‬ ‫وكذلك تخصصات األشعة والتصوير الطبي‪ ،‬وعلوم تكنولوجيا النانو‪ ،‬والصحة العامة‪ ،‬والهندسة ونظم اإلدارة‪ ،‬واإلرشاد‬ ‫الوراثي‪ ،‬إضافة إلى أمراض النطق واللغة‪.‬‬ ‫وستقوم الجامعة في إطار برامج خدمة المجتمع بالتبرع بريع المعرض الوظيفي لصندوق دعم الطالب بالجامعة‪.‬‬

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‫صورتنا في العالم وأهمية الدبلوماسية العامة‬


‫صاحب السمو الملكي األمير تركي الفيصل‬ ‫المتحدث األول في سلسلة محاضرات لكية‬ ‫القانون والعالقات العامة‬

‫‪ 02‬رجب ‪ 1444‬هـ الموافق ‪ 24‬يناير ‪ 2023‬م‬ ‫استهلت جامعة الفيصل احتفاالتها بمرور ‪ 15‬عاماً على انطالقها بدعوة صاحب السمو الملكي األمير تركي الفيصل بن‬ ‫عبدالعزيز آل سعود رئيس مجلس إدارة الملك فيصل للبحوث والدراسات اإلسالمية نائب رئيس مجلس أمناء جامعة‬ ‫الفيصل يوم ‪ 24‬يناير ‪2023‬م ليكون المتحدث األول في سلسلة محاضرات لكية القانون والعالقات الدولية‪ .‬ألقى سموه‬ ‫محاضرة بعنوان "صورتنا في العالم وأهمية الدبلوماسية العامة"‬ ‫أكد صاحب السمو الملك خالل المحاضرة على أن "الدبلوماسية الشعبية" تعد أداة اتصال عصرية مع شعوب العالم‪ ،‬خاصة‬ ‫إذا امتلك المواطن القدرة على أن ينقل للعالم صورة واقعية حقيقية عن المملكة العربية السعودية ومقوماتها العديدة‪.‬‬ ‫أقيمت المحاضرة على هامش المعرض الوظيفي بنسخته "الحادية عشرة" واحتفال جامعة الفيصل بالرياض بمناسبة‬ ‫مرور ‪ 15‬سنة على انطالقها برعاية األمير تركي الفيصل‪ ،‬وحضور صاحب السمو األمير بندر بن سعود بن خالد عضو‬ ‫مجلس األمناء رئيس اللجنة التنفيذية لجامعة الفيصل‪ .‬وقال سموه‪" :‬تمثل الدبلوماسية الشعبية القوة الناعمة التي لها‬ ‫تأثير قوي على شعوب العالم‪ ،‬وتجعل تلك الشعوب مستوعبة للحضارات األخرى دون صدام أو نزاع"‪.‬‬

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‫• منح أاكديمية للطلبة‬ ‫قام سمّوه بتقديم منح تعليمية للطلبة عن طريق صندوق دعم الطالب‪.‬‬ ‫• مانح للجامعة‬ ‫ساهمت منح سموّه الكريمة في بناء قاعة األميرة هيا للمؤتمرات في جامعة الفيصل الذي يقوم باحتضان أهم الفعاليات‪،‬‬

‫والمؤتمرات‪ ،‬والمناسبات السنوية في الجامعة مثل حفل التخرج السنوي‪.‬‬


‫• داعم لألنشطة والفعاليات التي تخص الجامعة وتخص الطلبة ومتابع للك إنجازاتهم‪.‬‬ ‫• رئاسة مجلس أمناء جامعة الفيصل منذ تأسيسها حتى اآلن‬ ‫تم إقامة ‪ 52‬اجتماع مجلس أمناء تحت رئاسة سموّه‬

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‫فإذا اكنت جامعة الفيصل تحتفي بمرور خمسة عشرة عاماً على إنطالقتها في مسيرة ناجحة‪ ،‬فبصمات األمير خالد الفيصل‬ ‫وإسهاماته غير المحدودة الداعمة منذ وضع الفكرة واللبنة األولى النطالقها‪ ،‬وحتى هذا التاريخ يستمر عطاؤه فهو رئيس‬ ‫مجلس أمناء جامعة الفيصل منذ تأسيسها حتى اآلن‪ ،‬متخذاً من أقوال المغفور له جاللة الملك فيضل بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود‬ ‫– طيب هللا ثراه ‪ " : -‬يجب أن يبنى تعليم النشء وتربيته على ثالثة أسس‪ :‬العقيدة‪ ،‬العلم‪ ،‬والعمل"‪ ،‬نبراساً يقدم للحركة‬ ‫العلمية في المملكة نموذجاً رائداً في فلسفة العلم والتعلم والتعليم‪.‬‬ ‫وإلسهامات سموه بريق خاص‪ ،‬ألنها إسهامات متفردة منها‪:‬‬

‫• معرض من أديم الوطن – أبريل ‪7102‬‬ ‫لقد تبرّع سموّه بـ ‪ 13‬لوحة فنية لصندوق دعم الطالب في جامعة الفيصل‪ ،‬وإقامة مزاد علني لبيع اللوحات في قصر‬ ‫الملك فيصل ‪ -‬رحمه هللا (قصر المعذر) ‪ -‬ليكون عائدها دعماً للجامعة وطالبها‪.‬‬

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‫وعمالً بالمبادئ والقيم التي ناضل في سبيلها الراحل جاللة الملك فيصل – طيب هللا ثراه‪ -‬وتأسيا بكفاحه ‪ ،‬اتفق أبناء الملك‬ ‫فيصل على إنشاء مؤسسة الملك فيصل الخيرية ليكون غرضها القيام بلك عمل داخل المملكة العربية السعودية وخارجها‪،‬‬ ‫ينفع المسلمين‪ ،‬ويرفع من شأنهم‪ ،‬مسترشدة بما تبناه – رحمه هللا – من أصول وقواعد مثالية لتحقيق هذه األهداف‬ ‫السامية‪ ،‬وال سيما مواصلة المسيرة التعليمية في نشر بذور األمل في سبيل بناء اإلنسان الواعي المثقف الذي من خالله‬ ‫تقوى األمم وتنهض األوطان‪.‬‬


‫منذ إنشائها اعتمدت مؤسسة الملك فيصل الخيرية أسلوباً عملياً ثابتا للنهوض بالشباب السعودي‪ ،‬إذ توفر أمامهم فرص‬ ‫التطور والرقي في مختلف دروب المعرفة‪ ،‬ويأتي هذا في إطار السعي الحثيث للمؤسسة إلثراء فكر الفرد في هذا البلد‬ ‫في مختلف التخصصات بما يمكنه من التنافس على المستويين اإلقليمي والعالمي‪.‬‬ ‫وقد أثمرت الجهود التعليمية لمؤسسة الملك فيصل الخيرية في تحقيق العديد من اإلنجازات‪ ،‬ويتمثل ذلك في إنشاء مدارس‬ ‫الملك فيصل‪ ،‬ثم لكية عفت األهلية للبنات بجدة (التي تحولت إلى جامعة في ‪ ،)8002‬وتوجت المؤسسة إنجازاتها التعليمية‬ ‫بإنشاء "جامعة الفيصل" لتحاكي أرقى المؤسسات التعليمية العالمية ماكنة في مجاالت العلوم واإلدارة والهندسة والطب‬ ‫والصيدلة والقانون‪.‬‬

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‫األمير خالد الفيصل‬

‫"العقيدة‪ ..‬العلم‪ ..‬والعمل"‬

‫قيم غالية ونبراس تقوم عليها جامعة الفيصل‬ ‫إبداعاته تخطت حدود الوطن ووصلت بقيمه النبيلة إلى العالمية‬



‫يظل صاحب السمو الملكي األمير خالد الفيصل عالمة مضيئة في القيادة واألعمال اإلدارية واالجتماعية الخيرية‪ ،‬تلك‬ ‫الشخصية الفريدة التي تدور في فلكها النجاحات واألعمال الخالدة‪ ،‬واإلبداعات التي تخطت حدود الوطن؛ لتصل إلى العالمية‪.‬‬ ‫تلك الشخصية الفريدة التي تحظى بثقة خادم الحرمين الشريفين الملك سلمان بن عبد العزيز – حفظه هللا ‪ -‬فهو مستشاراً‬ ‫له‪ ،‬وأميراً لمنطقة مكة المكرمة‪ ،‬ويستمر عطاؤه غير المحدود مساهماً في إنشاء مؤسسة الملك فيصل الخيرية التي‬ ‫يعمل مديراً عاماً لها ورئيساً لهيئة جائزة الملك فيصل العالمية‪ .‬كما يتولى رئاسة مؤسسة الفكر العربي التي أطلقها‬ ‫كمبادرة تضامنية بين الفكر والمال للنهوض باألمة العربية‪ .‬األمير أيضا يعمل كعضو مجلس أمناء معهد تاريخ العلوم العربية‬ ‫واإلسالمية التابع لجامعة فرانكفورت في ألمانيا‪ ،‬ورئيس لمجلس أمناء جامعة الفيصل‪.‬‬

‫وعمالً بالمبادئ والقيم التي ناضل في سبيلها الراحل جاللة الملك فيصل – طيب هللا ثراه‪ -‬وتأسيا بكفاحه ‪ ،‬اتفق أبناء الملك‬ ‫فيصل على إنشاء مؤسسة الملك فيصل الخيرية ليكون غرضها القيام بلك عمل داخل المملكة العربية السعودية وخارجها‪،‬‬ ‫ينفع المسلمين‪ ،‬ويرفع من شأنهم‪ ،‬مسترشدة بما تبناه – رحمه هللا – من أصول وقواعد مثالية لتحقيق هذه األهداف‬ ‫السامية‪ ،‬وال سيما مواصلة المسيرة التعليمية في نشر بذور األمل في سبيل بناء اإلنسان الواعي المثقف الذي من خالله‬ ‫تقوى األمم وتنهض األوطان‪.‬‬

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‫الدكتور خالد مناع القطان‬

‫نائب رئيس الجامعة للشؤون اإلدارية والمالية‪ ،‬عميد لكية الطب‬





‫الحلم في طريقه ألن يصبح حقيقة‬ ‫في عام ‪ 2008‬بدأنا جامعة الفيصل برسالة و رؤية ان تكون جامعة الفيصل جامعة عالمية بحثية محورها الطالب‪.‬‬ ‫بمناسبة الذكرى الخامسة عشرة اليوم ‪ ،‬أرى الموقع الريادي لجامعة الفيصل في المملكة العربية السعودية والمنطقة‬ ‫وأفخر بوجود لكية الطب بين أفضل ‪ 200‬لكية طب في العالم‪.‬‬ ‫قمنا بإنشاء بيئة تعليمية رائعة في الجامعة مستفيدين من حداثتها وتميّز أعضاء هيئة التدريس‪ .‬فطالبنا متفوقون‬ ‫ذوو إنجازات كبيرة‪ ،‬وأعضاء هيئة التدريس ذوو كفاءات متميزة‪ ،‬والمناهج مصممة بشلك ينافس المناهج العالمية‬ ‫مما جعل خريجينا يعرفون بأنهم من األفضل محليا‪ ،‬وإقليمياً‪ ،‬وعربياً‪ ،‬وعالمياً‪.‬‬ ‫أريد أن أقول للك طالب إننا فخورون بك‪ ،‬وستفخر دوماَ بأنك خريج جامعة الفيصل‪.‬‬ ‫لقد أصبح خريجونا اآلن قادة وتمكنوا من المضي قدمًا في فرص عمل مناسبة لكفاءاتهم العالية وانضموا إلى أفضل‬ ‫برامج الدراسات العليا في جميع أنحاء العالم‬ ‫أتمنى لجامعة الفيصل لك التوفيق في عيدها الخامس عشر‪.‬‬

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‫صاحبة السمو الملكي د‪ .‬مها بنت مشاري آل سعود‬ ‫نائبة رئيس الجامعة للعالقات الخارجية والتطوير‬





‫جامعة الفيصل‪ ،‬اكنت‪ ،‬وال زالت‪ ،‬وستبقى جامعة مركزها الطالب‬ ‫منذ أن تأسست جامعة الفيصل سعينا ألن يكون محورها الطالب واحتياجاته هو المحرك األساسي للجامعة والدافع وراء‬ ‫جميع القرارات المتعلقة بها‪ ،‬وبالذات البرامج األاكديمية المقدّمة لدينا والشرااكت المحلية والعالمية التي تربطنا بالكثير‬ ‫من الجهات التعليمية والمجتمعية‪ ،‬المحلية والعالمية‪ ،‬والحكومية والخاصة‪.‬‬ ‫منذ عام ‪2008‬م وحتى اآلن ونحن نظر بفخر تجاه النمو الذي نراه عاماً بعد عام‪ ،‬فلدينا اآلن ‪ 6‬لكيّات تم اختيارها بناء على‬ ‫التوجه التنموي وميول الطلبة‪ ،‬وتتنوع البرامج التي نقوم بتقديمها من الباكلوريوس‪ ،‬الماجستير‪ ،‬الدكتوراه وحتى برنامج‬ ‫الماجستير والباكلوريوس المسرّع الذي تم إطالقه هذا العام لتقديم تجربة استثنائية للطلبة بالشراكة مع مدينة الملك‬ ‫عبدهللا للعلوم والتقنية‪ .‬باإلضافة للعديد من الدورات المتخصصة التنفيذية والتي تستجيب الحتياجات سوق العمل‪.‬‬ ‫مؤسسونا‪ ،‬ومجلس أمناؤنا‪ ،‬وشراكؤنا يمثّلون الدعم األكبر لهذه الجامعة‪ ،‬ومساهمتهم في تحقيق أهدافنا هي ما سمح‬ ‫لنا أن نكون عند حسن ظن الطلبة وذويهم‪ ،‬وعند حسن ظن سوق العمل الذي يثق بخريجينا للتوظيف‪ ،‬ويوفّر لهم فرصاً‬ ‫كبيرة للتدريب كذلك‪.‬‬ ‫خالل السنوات الماضية‪ ،‬ازدادت شرااكتنا المحلية سعيا لتحقيق رؤية المملكة ‪ 2030‬مع مختلف القطاعات الحكومية‬ ‫والخاصة والمجتمعية وتنوّعت لتشمل البحوث واالستشارات والتدريب والتوظيف وخدمة المجتمع والتطوير األاكديمي‪،‬‬ ‫ويستفيد من هذه الشرااكت وطننا الغالي‪ ،‬وطلبتنا األعزاء‪ ،‬وأعضاء هيئة التدريس‪ ،‬ومنسوبي الجامعة باختالف تخصصاتهم‬ ‫الدراسية والمهنية‪.‬‬ ‫أما بالنسبة للشرااكت الدولية‪ ،‬فجامعتنا تحرص على أن ترتبط بعالقات وطيدة مع الجامعات من مختلف أنحاء العالم‬ ‫لتطوير برامجها األاكديمية وتبادل الخبرات البحثية مع اآلخرين‪ ،‬ومع الشراكت والمؤسسات العالمية لفتح باب التدريب‬ ‫والتوظيف لطلبتها وخريجيها لديهم‪.‬‬ ‫أتقدّم بالشكر إلى لك من ساهم في نجاح جامعة الفيصل منذ يومها األول‪ ،‬منذ أن اكنت فكرة حتى أصبحت صرحاً يحوي‬ ‫أكثر من ‪ 4000‬طالب‪ .‬إلى مؤسسينا‪ ،‬شراكئنا‪ ،‬مجلس أمنائنا‪ ،‬موظّفينا‪ ،‬أساتذتنا‪ ،‬عمدائنا وطالبنا وخريجينا‪ .‬شكرا لكم‪.‬‬ ‫‪ACADEMIA 2023 | 149‬‬ ‫‪Academia 2023 | 149‬‬

‫معالي الدكتور محمد آل هيازع‬

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‫تحتفل جامعة الفيصل بالذكرى الخامسة عشر النطالقتها وبهذه المناسبة أرفع باسم طالب الجامعة ومنسوبيها وافر الشكر‬ ‫وعظيم التقدير لصاحب السمو الملكي األمير خالد الفيصل بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود على ما حظيت به الجامعة من دعم‬ ‫ورعاية‪ ،‬كما أتقدم لسموه الكريم بالتهنئة على هذا اإلنجاز الوطني في ذكرى انطالقته الخامسة عشرة‪.‬‬ ‫حيث تعد جامعة الفيصل إحدى المبادرات الرائدة لصاحب السمو الملكي األمير خالد الفيصل بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود رئيس‬ ‫مجلس أمناء الجامعة الرئيس التنفيذي لمؤسسة الملك فيصل الخيرية‪ ،‬الذي عمل جاهدًا على تحقيق رؤية المغفور له الملك‬ ‫فيصل بن عبدالعزيز رحمه هللا‪ ،‬الذي عندما سئل كيف يرى المملكة بعد خمسين عام فأجاب أنه يراها مصدر إشعاع لإلنسانية‪.‬‬ ‫تضم جامعة الفيصل ‪ 6‬لكيات يدرس بها في مرحلتي الباكلوريوس والماجستير أكثر من أربعة آالف طالب وطالبة من ‪30‬‬ ‫جنسية‪ ،‬وبفضل هللا ثم بالدعم الالمحدود من سموه حققت جامعة الفيصل العديد من اإلنجازات فصنفت األولى سعوديًا‬ ‫وعربيًا بين الجامعات التي اليزيد عمرها على خمسين عاماً والثامنة عالميًا بين الجامعات الصغيرة‪ ،‬وحقق طالبها وخريجوها‬ ‫مراكز متقدمة على المستوى المحلي والدولي‪ ،‬فخريجوا لكية الطب يحتلون المركز األول في اختبارات الهيئة السعودية‬ ‫للتخصصات الصحية من عام ‪ 2016‬حتى اآلن كما اجتاز ‪ 48‬من خريجي لكية الطب اختبار ال ‪ Match‬للقبول في برامج الزمالة‬ ‫األمريكية في عام ‪ 2022‬أككبر نسبة قبول لخريجي لكية طب واحدة من خارج الواليات المتحدة‪ ،‬كذلك حل مشروع طالب‬ ‫لكية الهندسة ضمن قائمة الشرف ألفضل ‪ 20‬مشروع على مستوى العالم في مشروع تحدي ناسا الدولي لتطبيقات الفضاء‬ ‫واألول سعوديًا وعربيًا‪ ،‬كما حصلت لكيات وبرامج الجامعة على االعتمادات المحلية والدولية‪ ،‬وعقدت الجامعة اتفاقيات‬ ‫تعاون مع العديد من الجامعات العالمية المرموقة فهي تقدم بالتعاون مع جامعة الملك عبدهللا للعلوم والتقنية برنامج‬ ‫دكتوراه في العلوم الصحية وكذلك برنامج ماجستير مسرع في الهندسة والعلوم ولدى جامعة الفيصل برامج مشتركة في‬ ‫الماجستير مع هارفرد ومعهد ماساشوستس للتقنية واكمبريدج وغيرها‪.‬‬ ‫قبل أكثر من عشرين عامًا اكن لي شرف االستماع إلى حديث صاحب السمو الملكي األمير خالد الفيصل في مجلسه العامر‬ ‫وفي جلسته األسبوعية المخصصة لألاكديميين عندما اكن أميرًا لمنطقة عسير‪ ،‬واكنت الجامعة حينها فكرة تراود سموه‪،‬‬ ‫حيث استمعت أنا والحاضرين إلى طرح سموه العميق ورؤيته لجامعة تكون إضافة نوعية للتعليم العالي في المملكة العربية‬ ‫السعودية‪ ،‬وبفضل هللا ثم بالعزيمة واإلصرار والمتابعة الحثيثة تحقق الحلم وأصبحت جامعة الفيصل جامعة رائدة في مقدمة‬ ‫جامعات المملكة والوطن العربي وتحتل ماكنة مميزة بين الجامعات العالمية وفق التصنيفات العالمية‪ ،‬يتبوأ خريجوها مواقع‬ ‫مرموقة داخل وخارج المملكة ويحققون المراكز األولى في اختبارات قياس المستوى‪ ،‬كما تحظى األبحاث العلمية الصادرة‬ ‫عن الجامعة بمعدالت اقتباس مرتفعة‪ .‬وهاهي ثمار الغراس المبارك تتوالى في تخصصات نوعية تواكب رؤية المملكة‬ ‫‪ ،2030‬وتسهم بفعالية في خدمة وطننا الغالي‪.‬‬ ‫حفظ هللا سموه ومتعه بالصحة وطول العمر‬

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