It gives immense pleasure to welcome all students, faculty, administrators, and staff back to yet another enticing academic year here at Effat University.
The new academic year 2016-2017 marks the seventeenth year of existence and we will be celebrating the launching of the fourth five-year strategic plan 2017-2022! Effat family looks forward to transform this university into a research university with extra emphasis on teaching and community services and taking advantage of the 2030 Saudi vision of the Custodian of the holy mosques, King Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud and its transformation plan of 2020.
Effat University started as a college in 1999 and the successive efforts and developments of all members of Effat family made it a university in 2009 with four colleges, 13 undergraduate programs, and three graduate programs with general education program built on the philosophy of liberal arts education. All these programs in addition to the ambassador program with its wide-varieties of courses will enable you to create for yourself an education that is right for you.
With our commitment to excellence, we strive to educate tomorrow’s leaders at an international standard by providing an inter-disciplinary environment, managing resources effectively to provide life-long learning, providing community service learning experiences, encouraging national and international collaboration, and inspiring new models of learning to maximize the educational experience. We enable our students to mature to well-rounded, competent, and articulate citizens and leaders. For that and in recognition of our continuous determination to excel in providing new and ongoing opportunities to Effat students, faculty and staff.
The 2016-2017 academic year will undoubtedly bring new challenges and opportunities. Let us work together to embrace the challenges and seize the opportunities to create a better future for all. I invite you to discover a campus that is swarming with activities – student organizations, clubs, athletics, exhibitions, performances, community service programs – you will find the entire community of Jeddah at your doorstep.
I look forward to a successful and productive year.