MOE, MISA Give License to University of Wollongong Australia

UOW Takes License to Establish Its Branch in KSA

The Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Investment (MISA) gave an investment license to the University of Wollongong Australia. This happened on the sidelines of the Human Capability Initiative Conference (HCI). This license sets the stage for establishing its branch in Saudi Arabia. This move aims to offer innovative global-quality education to both international and local students at various levels of higher education in KSA.

Strategic Collaboration for Global-Quality Education

The branch’s opening is in collaboration with Digital Knowledge, known for its high-quality expertise in the education and training sector. This initiative is a step towards achieving Vision 2030’s goals. Moreover, it aims to attract foreign university branches and double the private sector’s participation in higher education by 2030.

University of Wollongong’s Global Standing

The University of Wollongong ranks in the top 1% of universities globally according to the QS World University Rankings 2024. In addition, it ranks fourteenth among the world’s best modern universities.

It offers high-quality education to students in various countries, including Singapore, the UAE, Hong Kong, China, and Malaysia. Moreover, it provides opportunities for students to earn degrees from its branches outside Australia.

Joint Efforts to Attract Global Educational Institutions

This MoU showcases MOE and MISA’s collaboration to bring top global universities, such as the University of Wollongong, and educational institutions to Saudi Arabia. Seven international schools have opened in Riyadh through a program by MOE, MISA, and the Royal Commission. Additionally, over thirty international schools and educational companies are being established to position the Kingdom as a hub for quality education.

Investing in Education as Pillar of Vision 2030

Investing in the education sector is pivotal to Vision 2030’s goals of empowerment and activation. The sector, represented by human capital development and innovation, is the primary source for expanding the economy and productivity. Besides, government entities, including MISA, MOE, and regional authorities, have united to bring world-class educational partnerships to the Kingdom.

Furthermore, they enable quality local institutions to expand and meet the growing demand for innovative education and training. The target is to double the private sector’s share in education in KSA. They also attract quality global partnerships to nurture the next generation of thinkers, innovators, and inventors in the Kingdom.

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