In the name of Allah the most merciful, the most beneficent and peace be upon Prophet Muhammad. Here I am going to introduce to you my office: its establishment, the mission, its associated offices, and our strategic plan.Vice president Office of Planning, Development and Quality Assurance was established in 2011 to achieve excellence in areas of strategic planning, educational quality, and staff development. We are determined to achieve this mission in collaboration with associated offices which include Deanship of Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Deanship of Academic Development, Deanship of Information Technology and Directorate of Strategic Planning.
Our mission will be translated into astounding results with the help of Allah. QU hopes to achieve the institutional accreditation before the end of 2013. About 30% of the university programs will hopefully be accredited in 2013. Around 50% of the programs will be accredited in 2014, and the rest of programs will be accredited in 2015. These accreditations will ensure the excellence in education.We will execute our 10-years strategic plan in a very precise way with an estimated deviation of 15%.Executing this strategic plan will put QU amongst the top universities of the world, and we are anticipating it to be in the top 500 in the QS Ranking by 2014. Also, by 2013 we are expecting to be amongst top 1000 in Webometrics ranking. In line with our strategic plan, we are continuously replacing all our hard copy documents in QU with electronic documents.
We will do our best to enhance the skills of the whole University Faculty & Staff using the most effective technology methods. I wish the best for our university under the leadership of the President, Prof. Khalid Abdulrahman Al Humudi..