Saudi Arabia – Princess Nourah University (PNU) achieved a bronze medal in the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Award 2015 for its academic partnership with Dublin City University. The partnership excelled among 500 participating projects competing for the prize during a celebration at the Wharton Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The Wharton prize is an international prize concerned with creative educational methods that promote learning. The prize was developed through a partnership between QS for university ranking and the Wharton Center at the University of Pennsylvania, to promote innovative projects in higher education. The partnership project between PNU and Dublin City University includes three academic programs: Marketing Technology and Innovation; International Finance; Master of Science in Business Administration.
The three programs with Dublin City University are directly under the supervision of the College of Business and Administration at Princess Nourah University. These successful programs are unique for their interactive and versatile teaching methodologies. They utilize traditional classroom instruction as well as online and distant learning with the help of faculty and staff from both universities. The Technology and Innovation as well as the International Finance programs are offered to highly quali ed undergraduate students who are very well capable of completing the programs. The Master of Science in Business Administration, one the rst graduate level programs at the university to be launched in partnership with an international university, exposes enrolled students to the best practices in the world of business with the help of faculty and staff from both Princess Nourah University and Dublin City University.