Swiss Quality
10.05.2021

King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA - Start of the Journey to Excellence

King Abdulaziz Univesity (KAU) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia belongs to the top universities in the Arab World. Professors and Administrative Directors of KAU have been trained by ITQM to become Certified EFQM Assessors.

After 18 delegates of KAU have been trained in the EFQM Foundation Training and after they have successfully conducted their Post-EFQM Foundation Training Project, they have attended the 3-day-EFQM Assessor Online Training by ITQM. All delegates have have been very active during the training and have passed this certificate training. On February 16, 2021 they have received their EFQM Assessor Certificate from Dr. Karl J. Koller, ITQM. These EFQM Assessors will conduct EFQM Self-Assessments during the next few months and through improvement projects, develop the university towards Excellence.


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  • The workshop was very informative and rich in practice. The workshop coach was very professional.

    Mr. Ala´ Naeem Owaidah, BEX Manager, Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, KSA
  • The workshop conducted by Dr. Koller gave me many new ideas for quality improvement within the university and showed me the way to Excellence.

    Prof. Dr. Tönis Karkj, Vice Dean in Academic Affairs, Member of the Assessment Council, Tartu University, Tartu, Estonia
  • The EFQM L4E and the LPM-QIMT Training gave me know-how and skills not only about what to change but also how to change.

    Prof. Dr. Omar Awadh Al-Rawas, Dean, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, OM