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TU President: The Diversity of Vision 2030's Programs Aims at Creating a New Development Reality
TU President Dr. Husam bin Abdulwahhab Zaman stated that emerging universities have the greatest potential for transformation and change for the better compared to other universities. He called on these universities to leave behind the change-resistant illusions that have impeded the development process in universities over the past decades. In a speech at the Young Leaders Forum at Jazan University, TU President praised Saudi Vision 2030, describing it as "the vision of young leaders mixed with the wisdom and experience of elders. The comprehensiveness of the Vision’s various programs aims at creating a new development reality that contributes to its protection and development."
Dr. Zaman noted that Saudi universities, given their academic programs, research expertise and infrastructure, are the Vision’s factories and centers of excellence. TU President said that the role of universities is demonstrated in the development of academic programs that include 21st century skills, and in the development of programs aiming at developing faculty members as leaders in the public and private spheres. He pointed out that Saudi Vision 2030 puts the responsibility on university leaders to develop university governance methods so as to involve a greater participation of its members, including students, to exercise leadership roles, organize voluntary work in the service of surrounding communities, and include community service as an academic requirement.
TU President stressed the need to support entrepreneurship and self-employment trends in the service of economic development and affirmative action programs targeting former non-beneficiary categories of leadership opportunities by empowering and supporting women in leadership positions. Dr. Zaman stressed that the success of universities in driving transformation depends to a large extent on their success in effecting change and development within them and in their structures and practices. He pointed out that unless universities change themselves, they will certainly not be able to change society.