GUST Meets with PUC Over New Majors
Kuwait City, 24 June 2021: A delegation from Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) visited The General Secretariat of Private Universities Council (PUC) where they met the Acting Secretary-General of the Council, Eng. Omar Ali Al-Kandari. The Delegation included the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Nawaf Arhamah Arhamah, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor Bassam Alameddine, the President of the Students’ Association, Mr. Talal Al-Sager, and the Chairman of the Committee for Newcomers in the Association, Mr. Basil Al-Hamoud.
At the top of the meeting's agenda was the introduction of 10 new bachelor's degree majors and 6 new master's degree programs, in addition to offering supportive majors, and a double major system. GUST pointed out that the new majors to be offered would include Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Supply Chain Management at the College of Business Administration. With the addition of Cybersecurity, Data Science programs, International Relations which includes concentrations in political science and comparative cultural studies. The university also announced a new program in Education which includes the Mathematics, English and Science program in the College of Science and Arts.
The presentation also included the announcement of six new research centers located at the university most notably the creation of the Center for Sustainable Energy and Economic Growth (SEED). The university's current projects that help students complete their postgraduate studies were also presented.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Nawaf Arhamah Arhamah, said “The plans discussed and presented today are an essential part of the universities to keep striving forward to meet the needs of the modernity and an ever evolving economy. This will help students achieve their aspirations and expand their scientific horizons, by diversifying and expanding our academic programs, providing graduates with the required knowledge and experience for the labor market.”
Acting Secretary-General of the Council, Eng. Omar Ali Al-Kandari, said “Affirmed the Secretariat’s continuous support for private universities in the country, the continuity of its upward path in the quality of education, and to be competitive with the most prestigious universities in the world. Achieving that the internal scholarship is parallel to the external scholarship in terms of attracting and attracting students.”
The visit to the PUC demonstrated GUSTs promise to develop into a hybrid teaching and research institute and is a testament to the strive for great academic excellence.