Strathclyde initiates Education Program for Saudi Arabian Women

By: GWL Team | Thursday, 23 May 2024

By becoming the first UK higher education institution to establish a presence in the Kingdom, University of Strathclyde is all set to lead a strategic push for an education initiative in order to upskill women in Saudi Arabia.

As a considerable part of movement in the country, Strathclyde’s staff shall offer teaching in technology, engineering, science, business as well as humanities with an ideology to expand women’s role in the STEM, business fields in addition to wider society.

The initiative has all the support from UK along with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which makes it even better. The university stands in the final stages of the agreement and formal governance approvals regarding the business plan and collaboration agreement in a collaboration with Princess Nourah University.

In addition, the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde, Professor Sir Jim McDonald stated, “We are honoured to be the first ever UK university to establish a formal presence in Saudi Arabia and look forward to working closely with our colleagues at Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University to deliver ground-breaking education.”

He added, “As a socially-progressive university, we are particularly pleased to play a part in empowering women in the Kingdom. Only by working together and collaborating internationally with mutual respect can we tackle the grand challenges of our world and ensure we use innovation to grow our economies in a sustainable way; not least in addressing Net Zero targets, technological innovation and public health improvements.”