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Saudi university partners with VSD

Khobar, January 3, 2011

Saudi-based Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU) has signed a MoU with US-based VSD for international exchange of technology, faculty, students, research data, educational programs and provision of training.

As per the deal, VSD will work as global advocator of PMU especially in acquiring potential technology and equipments for the formulation of a college for the visually impaired and blind.

PMU vice rector for Academic Affairs, Dr Nassar M. Shaikh and Fred Stewart from Virginia-based VSD signed the agreement aimed at developing relations between two organizations for mutual growth.

It seeks to establish benchmark for designing and execution of such institution. Other factors will also be evaluated to complete projects in line with international academic trends, the officials said at the signing ceremony.

The deal will benefit PMU faculties and students to utilize innovative technology like full immersion virtual reality simulation that may help them emerge as future leaders in various walks of life, they added.

As per the co-operation agreement, VSD will demonstrate its activities on both local and international levels and design educational programs aimed at preparing leaders in academic and business sectors at PMU.

PMU and VSD plan to formulate specific action agreement for development and to implement avenues for a visually impaired institution through using modern technology, said the duo.

Devising specific action agreements and their provisions too were discussed for better assistance to PMU through development, implementation, training and simulation of services. 

VSD will possibly promote the conferences and programs for PMU with satisfactory use of technology meant to develop excellent academic culture. Both will explore means to market and finance joint projects in association with government, industry and funding from various sources to develop business acumen competencies.

Both PMU and VSD would negotiate and mutually agree through written agreements to work on the cooperative programs of specific nature before their commencement, the duo added.

Meanwhile, PMU hosted a three-day training program at its campus for PR executives from across the Kingdom. Dr Abdel-Ilah Bennis, director of Studies at Diplomatic Academy of London was the key speaker at the program.

He focused on awareness about the tips on protocol and etiquette besides expressing corporate crisis management techniques.

Dr Bennis shared practical experiences through simulation and emphasized on the role of communication in the present age where tools are many and passing information to millions is not big deal anymore.-TradeArabia News Service

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