TU to improve its educational environment and e-servicesdate of publication : 2019-01-29
The increase in our budget will be used to improve our educational services
TU President Husam Zaman has confirmed that Taif University received an increase in its budget this year, and that the University will use this increase to improve its educational environment and develop its electronic services.
In a speech at the annual gathering with faculty members, Dr. Zaman thanked the wise leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for its support of the education sector in general and Taif University in particular.
Dr. Zaman announced that the university will offer 25 graduate programs this year, followed by another 25 programs next year. Also, the University will launch a new round of programmatic transformation to activate its academic courses and programs. The University will also establish new (i.e., interdisciplinary) programs and practical applications that combine more than one academic discipline.
He pointed that TU official statistics show a clear disparity in the academic attainment between male and female students, with females scoring higher. He indicated that the new procedures of standardizing academic courses and tests are geared towards boosting the educational level in both.
Dr. Zaman also announced that the University would open research labs before the end of the current semester, where all research equipment and requirements would be available for most scientific disciplines.
He also stressed the role of faculty members in confronting the phenomenon of plagiarism by informing students that every research will be read, compared and reviewed, and that those who are found guilty of plagiarism will be referred to a disciplinary board and action will be taken against them.
TU President noted that the University welcomed the first batch of international students who enrolled in various academic disciplines, and other groups will join them next year. The University is keen on internationalizing its student community and enriching it as much as possible with male and female students from various countries to partake of the learning experience along with their Saudi peers, stressing the importance of promoting the sense of belonging to this University among them.