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.
Thursday, 26/10/2017: in recognition to the efforts made in preparing the second university strategy 2018-20122, the rector of the university Prof. Dr. Hameed M. Aklan and vice rector Dr. Abdulghani Hameed and the manager of strategic planning and development Department Mr. Omar Hasan honored the members of the Second Strategy Preparation Committees: 2018-2022. During the honoring ceremony, the rector Dr. Aklan haled the efforts of the committees and congratulated them for making the success. He also added that the implementation of the strategy items is the big challenge of the members of the university, stressing more efforts and work on the strategy implementation.
Wednesday, 18/10/2017, under the patronage of the Prime Minister Prof. Dr. Abdulaziz bin Habtur and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Sheikh Hussien Hazib, the University of Science and Technology, Yemen inaugurated the 2nd strategy 2018-2022 at the presence of a number of ministers and undersecretaries, rectors of the private and public universities, and other academic entities. After the Holy Words of Allah and National anthem, the rector of the university Prof. Dr. Hameed M. Aklan delivered a speech in which he spoke about the significant success of the 1st strategy 2011-2015 which moved the university to greater academic excellence. Aklan also indicated in his speech to the international and regional awards such as the innovation and excellence award in distance education(ANODE) in 2012 from the Arab Network for Open and Distance Education, membership of the International Council for Distance Education(ICDE) in 2013, sixth place amid all international and American universities in the biomedical engineering project presented by students of engineering faculty at the university in 2013, member certification in the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 2013, certificate of thanks and recognition from the ministry of higher education and scientific research-Yemen in 22/07/2013 for efforts and success of the university to open and distance education system. Aklan also said that the 2nd strategy 2018-2022 involves many development programs and projects and initiatives for all the academic, admin and organizational dimensions, especially transformation into scientific research and entrepreneurship and quality systems. Aklan also stressed the importance of the support of the official authorities such as ministry of higher education and council of academic accreditation so that the university is able to achieve its mission and goals. On the other hand, the minister of higher education Sheikh Hussein Hazib delivered a speech in which he congratulated the university of science and technology for inaugurating its 2nd strategy, hailing the role of the university in the community service and development in Yemen."It is interesting when the university of science and technology thinks of the future and development in light of these special conditions experiencing Yemen", Hazib said. Hazib also added that the university of science and technology is a leading academic platform providing excellent education services and learning outcomes to the labor market.
In the same context, the prime minister Prof. Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Habtur also delivered a speech in which he praised the effectiveness and efficiency of the university by saying: " we thank university of science and technology for developing and organizing such activities in such exceptional conditions at an excellent level of performance and concept and ambition for the future. Bin Habtur added that the university of science and technology is respected by the academic and educational institutions at the local, regional and international level and its learning outcomes are sophisticated and competitive at the regional level. "We praise the University of Science by name in all our international forums and conferences, because it has proved an excellent academic presence at the level of the country and the region", said Bin Habtur.
In July 2017 world website ranking, UST has scored the first place in the webometrics ranking of the world universities. It has scored 116 among 988 Arab universities. Webometrics which is based in Spain and a special part of the national research center in Madrid in Spain depends in its ranking on four standards: world impact, openness, excellence, and world presence. More details click here:
UST obtained the first place in the competition of Graphic designs among the Arab universities. The competition was organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization(UNIDO) and Lebanon packaging center. The student Sondos Al-Sinadar, a student in the faculty of computing and technology at UST won the first place in the graphic design in the Arab competition "StarPack, which was held in Beirut in Lebanon in May 17th, 2017.
UST, represented by vice-rector Dr. Abdulghani Hameed and the Faculty of Engineering and marketing department participated in the 3rd inventions Exhibition and the 1st Engineering Exhibition for Engineering projects and Innovations. The events were organized in the Faculty of Engineering of Sana'a University. The two exhibitions came in line with the 5th scientific Higher education conference which was organized by the ministry of Trading and Industry in cooperation with the ministry of higher education from the period of 24-26/ 4/2017. The UST booth has seen large interaction and presence of the visitors who were impressed and praised the materials and students innovations, invention and engineering projects it included and warm reception by the booth officers