EDUCATION FOR JOB OPPORTUNITIES
University of Business and Technology (UBT) supports KSA’s economic development. Having one of the highest rates of graduate employability, the University of Business and Technology (UBT) stands a leader, with 78% of its graduates employed within six months of their graduation. The Jeddah-based private university caters to male and female students in undergraduate and graduate programs, and has an alumnus of over 4,300 graduating from the College of Business Administration, College of Engineering, and College of Advertising, and awaiting new graduates from the newly introduced College of Law. UBT transitioned from a Teaching-based institution to a Teaching and Research-
based one, in line with the Ministry of Economy and Planning’s 8th development plan promoting scientific innovation and developing universities and research and development centres. Research was also highlighted in the Transformational Plan 2020, the transformation into a knowledge-based economy where growth depends on knowledge and is considered a key factor for development, and creating job opportunities and economic change.
solving, innovation, design, and research.
UBT encourages the educational and research process, ensuring the students’ ideas make an actual impact. As a result, graduates of the university possess skills in creative thinking, problem-
In line with this, UBT established seven research flagships focusing on the new axes of a country’s economic development, specifically Saudi Arabia’s – agriculture and food;
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UBT is also bringing together faculty members and students from all 4 colleges and departments to develop interdisciplinary approaches to goal-oriented problems, generate industrial potential to support the economic development of the Kingdom, and partner with industry players to solve their problems, develop new solutions, and train their employees.
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