Arab News, Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 | Rajab 28, 1439
Saudi cybersecurity academy and US firm Coursera sign strategic partnership
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia signed a
strategic partnership with US education-focused technology firm, Coursera, on
Friday, in San Francisco.
The Saudi Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and Programming Academy signed
a memorandum of understanding with Coursera Inc., the world’s largest provider
of interactive distance training and academic programs.
Coursera is a venture-backed, education-focused technology company founded by
Stanford professors in California.
The Saudi Press Agency reported the agreement was co-signed on behalf of the
academy by the Adviser at the Royal Court and President of the Saudi Federation
for Cybersecurity and Programming Saud Al-Qahtani and the Dean of the academy
Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Dahlawi.
Al-Dahlawi explained that the strategic partnership will allow the academy’s
students to access academic content and interactive training that will be
offered through 164 universities around the world, the most important of which
are famous American universities such as Stafford, Johns Hopkins, Princeton,
George Washington, California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech), Georgia
Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and many other international
Such partnerships, he further explained, will allow students at the academy to
train in professional education programs provided by the most famous Silicon
Valley technology companies, such as Google, IBM, etc.
Al-Dahlawi also pointed out that the academy will work with Coursera and its
allied universities to design training programs and format course content.