Jeddah’s Dar Al-Hekma College to become a university

September 3, 2008

Minister of Higher Education Dr. Khalid Al-Anqari has approved the establishment of four new faculties at Jeddah’s Dar Al-Hekma College.

The decision means that Dar Al-Hekma, the Kingdom’s first private college for women, will become a university.

The new Faculty of Health Sciences and Humanities will specialize in special education, nursing, as well as speech, hearing and occupational therapy. The Faculty of Law and International Relations will specialize in law and diplomatic and international relations, while the Faculty of Business and Economy will specialize in administrative information system, banking, financing, marketing, human resources and accounting. The Faculty of Design and Architecture will specialize in areas such as graphic design, interior design, dress design and architecture.

Established in 1999, Dar Al-Hekma is a private college for women located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It offers English-language degree programs in six majors.

The school also has a joint program in diplomacy and international relations with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. The program is designed to prepare future women diplomats and experts in international relations.

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