Prince Muhammed Bin Salman College signs key pact with Stanford University

June 23, 2018

Saudi Gazette report

— Prince Muhammad Bin Salman College for Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technologies has signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for strategic partnership with the Stanford University of America, based in San Francisco, California.

On behalf of Saud Al-Qahtani, advisor to the Royal Court and chairman of the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP), Dr. Abdullah Al-Dahlawi represented the college in signing the deal, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Al-Dahlawi, dean of the college, said that this strategic partnership will support the institutional building phase of the college in accordance with the standards of world-class universities while taking into account the fact that Stanford University enjoys a global position in the fields of computer science and engineering. “Among the fruits of the partnership include opening of vistas for academic cooperation. The Stanford University will contribute to the design of academic content for cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing and cloud computing programs.”

Khaled Al-Suwailem, a member and expert at the Global Projects Center at the university, said that the pact shows the keenness of the university to have partnership with the Prince Muhammad Bin Salman College as a specialized educational institution, which is striving for the transfer of knowledge and localization of technology keeping pace with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The college has already signed a number of key pacts with internationally renowned educational institutions. These include Carnegie Mellon University, Draper University, Booz Allen Hamilton, and SANS Institute.

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