Monday, 14/05/2018, UST represented by Prof. Dr. Hameed Mohammed Aklan, Rector of the university and the Superior University of Pakistan, represented by Prof. Dr. Sumaira Rehman, Rector of the University have both signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which regards the following areas of cooperation:
- Exchange of students to facilitate international mobility
- Exchange of academic staff members, research scholars and graduate students for lecturing, advanced studies and research;
- Cooperation on instruction, as well as scientific and technological research;
- Mutual, teaching materials, and other technological and scientific literature;
- Co-operation in training projects for specified areas of development, including the delivery of award and non-award courses;
- Development of short intensive and summer study abroad programmes;
- Implementation of articulation arrangements, involving recognition of credit for prior study;
- Development of dual degree and joint degree programs;
- Opportunities for the development of other forms of co-operation.
It is worth mentioning that Superior University or Superior Group of Colleges (SGC) is a chain of colleges and Universities established in 2000 in Lahore in Pakistan. It is recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Government of Pakistan. It opened its branches in other cities of Pakistan after opening in Lahore.
Tuesday 30/40/2018, the University of Science and Technology honored the outstanding students for the academic year 2016/2017 in various disciplines and levels of study in an honoring ceremony which included a large presence of students' parents, deans of colleges, and heads of academic department.
At the ceremony, which was held in the auditorium of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and organized by the Department of Student Affairs, the Vice-Rector of the university Dr. Abdulghani Hameed delivered a speech in which he congratulated the outstanding students and their parents on this academic excellence, calling on students to continue the progress of excellence and success in their education attainment and knowledge acquisition.
Dr. Abdulghani Hameed also stressed that the University of Science and Technology gives special attention to outstanding and creative and talented students as an important part of the educational process in the country. He also said: "We at the university are proud of these outstanding students who challenged all the conditions to achieve the best outcomes in their studies, praising them and their parents and teachers and all those who contributed to the achievement of these great outcomes.
He added: "We at the University of Science and Technology are proud to be among the top 100 Arab universities in the annual international evaluation of universities. We are also take pride in the outcomes of our university, which is now competing with the outcomes of the prestigious Arab universities. There are many examples of the quality of our outcomes and many outstanding graduates who have joined American, European and Arab universities and hospitals".
At the patronage of the Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’ad Al-Hariri, and the presence of Russian ambassador to Lebanon and a number of Lebanese officials and representatives of Arab and Russian universities the rector of the University of Science and Technology, Yemen Prof. Dr. Hameed Aklan participated in the 1st Russian and Arab Universities conference which was organized by the Lebanese University of Arts, Science and Technology (AUL) and the Board of Rectors of Russian Universities. During the conference, Prof. Aklan gave a presentation on the experience of the University of Science and Technology in Yemen since its inception in 1994, the stages of development and features of excellence and the regional and international partnerships that the university established. On the sidelines of the conference, Prof. Aklan discussed with Russian universities the possibility of establishing collaborative relationships and partnerships with the University of Science and Technology. it is noteworthy that the University of Science and Technology is an active member in the Association of Arab Universities and participates actively in the international conferences organized by the Association.
Feb. 20th, 2018, the University of Science and Technology hosted the great Singer of Yemen Ayoub Tarish Absi within the ceremony of launching the Club of Fine Arts at the University. During the ceremony, the general secretary Mr. Faisal Hazza delivered a speech in which he welcomed Ayoub Tarish and hailed his national efforts and contributions and his great role in the field of artistic creativity and national songs. At the end of the ceremony, the university presented its token of appreciation and shield to Ayoub Tarish in recognition of his great national efforts, followed by honoring the winner students in the annual creativity competition organized by the Department of Student Affairs in the fields of singing, drawing, calligraphy, and writing short tales.
#ILC_Spelling_Bee was a fun competition where we had three stages Stage one where we had 23 participants who made to the second stage , and 17 who survived and made it to the third stage which was the most challenging stage as we had to chose only one winner. The other four were given gifts from Yemen Book Shop for being the last participants .
It's not the end of the journey as we we will use the same words for our next surprising competition !!!
Thursday, Feb. 14th, 2018: the UST rector Prof. Dr. Hameed Aklan and chairman of board of directors Prof. Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Kabab participated in the third Turkish-Arab Universities Conference (TAUC) entitled: "Best Practices Exchanges for International Higher Education Management". The conference was held on 13th-16th Feb, 2018 in Istanbul in cooperation with the Association of Arab Universities and Istanbul Aydın University. The UST rector was given an opportunity to speak and present the experience of UST and the evolution and development since it was established to date.
Sunday, 12/11/2017, the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology organized a ceremony for honoring student Sundus Al-Sinaydar, who won the first place in the Arab World at the Arab Packaging Competition which was held in Beirut, Lebanon, on May 17th, 2017. The competition is organized annually by the United Nations Development Program and the Lebanese Packaging Center. Other students from UST were also honored for their participation in the competition.
During the ceremony, the dean of the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology Dr. Abdulqader Al-Abbadi and the secretary general of the university Mr. Faisal Hazza delivered speeches in which they expressed their deep congratulations in their to Ms. Sundus for such winning and achievement, considering such achievement as an evidence of the quality of the university outcomes.
Al-Abbadi and Hazza also stressed all support and facilities of the university that will highlight and enhance the talents, innovations and abilities of the university’s students and encourage them to participate in the regional and international competitions, urging all students to engage in various activities and events inside and outside the university. At the closing ceremony, the dean Al-abbadi and the secretary general Hazza along with the Deanship of Girls' Branch and the heads of departments at the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology launched the 2nd exhibition of graphics (SHADOW) and toured the pavilions of the exhibition which included many designs and art works t of students of the Graphic Department at the university.
In conjunction with the World Quality Day, which is celebrated every year around the world on November 12th, the Quality Assurance and Academic Accreditation Department at the University of Science and Technology(UST), Yemen celebrated the World Quality Day which comes this year on Thursday, Nov. 9th, 2017. This event on quality included the presence of Prof. Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Shoaibi, the undersecretary of the planning sector and institutions at the ministry of higher education and scientific research and members of the Board of academic accreditation and quality assurance of the higher education in the Republic of Yemen and the rectors and representatives of public and private universities and faculty members and administrative staff. During the celebration, Prof. Dr. Al-Shoaibi delivered a speech in which he hailed the experience and efforts of the university of science and technology in quality and in organizing such event and stressed the importance of spreading and promoting the culture of quality and improving the academic and admin work by applying the concept of total quality in all programs and requirements of the educational process. Al-Shoaibi also added that one of the problems of higher education in Yemen is the duplication of universities with the same weakness, urging the universities to seek the aspects of excellence and competitiveness. He also praised the role and effectiveness of the university of science and technology and said: “ Once we visit the university, we find it with a new garment, new development and advancement and this is what makes the university a distinctive educational platform”. Al-Shoaibi also stressed the need for the application of quality and academic accreditation standards so that our universities can cope up with the prestigious universities worldwide. He said that the reason of such weakness and chaos in our country refers to the weakness of education and its outcomes since education is the mainstay of advancement and development of any country. On the other hand, the Secretary General of the Association of Private Universities in Yemen Prof. Dr. Mohammed Al-Khamis Al-Mikhlafi hailed in his speech the role and effectiveness of the university of science and technology and said that the university is a leading university by its infrastructure, academic and admin staff and its learning outcomes. in the same context, vice-rector of the university Dr. Abdulghani Hameed and Prof. Dr. Noman Al-Najjar, Manager of Quality Assurance and Accreditation at the university delivered speech in which they announced the goal of this event and said that the university since 2011 until now has exerted efforts on the development of its programs in accordance with the requirements of accreditation. They also pointed out that the university has fulfilled all the requirements of higher education for academic accreditation in all open learning programs at the university, including curricula, academic plans and academic staff and achieved the highest standards in all its educational facilities and the means used and infrastructure in accordance with international quality standards.
The rector of the university Prof. Dr. Hameed Aklan hailed in an annual open meeting with all staff of the university the efforts made during the past period and work stress that staff endured due to the situation facing Yemen. During the meeting, the open questions and observations were allowed for staff to raise their questions and concerns to the rector in which he answered the questions and promised to address some standing issues of the staff such as annual increment.