To consolidate the partnership between the two parties, YU President Prof. Hussam Ramadan visited Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States of America. He was received by Bhaskar Pant, the Executive Director of MIT Professional Education. During the visit, the two parties discussed following up on the implementation of the memorandum of cooperation between YU and MIT signed last June, in addition to working towards the expansion of their cooperation in various academic fields.
It is worth mentioning that YU and MIT had signed a memorandum of cooperation. Based on the memorandum, MIT professors will teach the Leadership and Innovation course to the YU EMBA students, who upon graduation receive a Master’s degree from YU and a Certificate of Leadership and Innovation from MIT.
This agreement forms a model for academic cooperation, which the Kingdom aspires to in its efforts to achieve the goals of the National Transformation Program and Vision 2030, especially in the areas of developing young Saudi leadership and founding the concept of innovation in academic, economic and social sectors.