USSaudiForum - Panel 5 - Musaid al Assaf - Creating the Workforce for the Future

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The 3rd US-Saudi Business Opportunities Forum was held Sep 16-18, 2013, bringing together officials, business people, educators and specialists highlighting the U.S.-Saudi trade relationship and how U.S. companies can participate in Saudi Arabia's expansion.

Saudi Arabia is undergoing an extraordinary economic boom. Massive public investment, rapid private-sector growth and new sector initiatives are driving an expansion projected to offer more than $1 trillion in trade and investment opportunities over the next decade.

This panel of distinguished experts highlighted higher education and creating the workforce for the future.

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USSaudiForum - Panel 5 - Musaid al Assaf - Creating the Workforce for the Future

  1. 1. Dr. Musaid Assaf Assistant Attaché For Technical Affairs Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
  2. 2.  Improving Standard of Living and Quality of Life  Balanced Development among Regions  Diversification of Economic Base  Moving Towards a Knowledge-based Economy  Enhancement of Competitive Capacities  Human Resources Development
  3. 3. 10 years ago, there were only 21 universities in SA Today, more than 67 universities in all regions 1 2 1 5 3 18 13 13 1 2 1
  4. 4. GraduatedEnrolled New Enrollment Degree Ph.D Fellowship Master Higher Diploma Bachelor Diploma Total 78% 2% 19% 88% 5% 7% 83% 4% 13% Graduated Enrolled New Enrollment Based on 2012-2013 Academic Year
  5. 5. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% New Enrollment Enrolled Graduated Male Female 42% 44% 46% 48% 50% 52% 54% 56% New Enrollment Enrolled Graduated Male Female 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% New Enrollment Enrolled Graduated Male Female Other PrivateGovernment Based on 2012-2013 Academic Year
  6. 6. 80 15 18 9 9 4 6 2 11 1 6
  7. 7. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Thousands F M T 24% 21% 2% 21% 32% Dependant Bachelor Ph.D Master Other 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 Thousands F M T As of August 2013
  8. 8. Major % Business and management 26% Engineering and engineering industries 17% Humanities 12% IT 10% Medical Services 6% Medicine 6% Others 3% Law 2% Science Education 2% Physical Sciences 2% Life Sciences 2% Architecture and Construction 2% Female Male 24% 76% 3% 97% 46% 54% 19% 81% 42% 58% 29% 71% 43% 57% 23% 77% 61% 39% 51% 49% 57% 43% 15% 85% As of August 2013
  9. 9. Year Female Male Total 2010 6125 14137 20262 2011 10291 25461 35752 2012 9614 23997 33611 2013 5603 13929 19532 Year Female Male Total 2013 6684 14739 21423 2014 9654 22166 31820 2015 9105 19703 28808 2016 6391 18511 24902 Accepted Expected to Graduate As of August 2013
  10. 10. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Thousands Female Male Total 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 ESL Bachelor Master Ph.D Other Thousands Female Male Total 24% 21% 2% 21% 32% Dependant Bachelor Ph.D Master Other As of August 2013
  11. 11. Major Business and management Engineering and engineering industries Humanities IT Medical Services Medicine Science Education Life Sciences Others Law Physical Sciences Female Male
  12. 12. Year Female Male Total Year Female Male Total Accepted Expected to Graduate
  13. 13. 10.5 5.5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 2.5 2.5 2.5 22 2 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1 1 1 1 11 1 1 1 2 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 1 0.1 0.1
  14. 14.  Monthly stipend for student, spouse and children  Full academic tuition  Medical and dental coverage without any co-pay  Annual round trip tickets for student and family ---------------------------  Top ranked schools rewards  High GPA rewards  Scientific materials allowances  Special needs allowances  Distinguished Students Honor Program  Patents support
  15. 15.  Thank You  Musaid Assaf, Ph.D.  massaf@sacm.org

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