University of Science and Technology College of Medical Sciences, Yemen

The University of Science and Technology Yemen (USTY) was earlier established in 1994 as the National College of Science and Technology. It is a non-profit private university which has seen enormous growth and development over the years. For the last several years until now, it was voted as the best private university in Yemen.

USTY also has five branches throughout Yemen, a special branch for girls in Sana’a as USTY offers separate education for both girls and boys, and sixteen learning, research and consultation centres. It also has several coordinating learning offices worldwide which supports it Distance Learning programs.

Today, the university has achieved a presence and is an active member of major educational associations such as Association of Arab Universities, Arab Higher Education Institutions, Federation of Universities of the Islamic World, Association of World Universities, Arab Network for Open and Distance Education, Member of International Council for Open and Distance Learning(ICDE), Member of International Computer Driving License(ICDL). Member of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business(AACSB International).Its linkages with foreign universities in China, Malaysia, Turkey, Holland, Germany, Italy has resulted in exchange of students, exchange of staff, conducting joint research, and the holding of international conferences in Yemen.

In strategizing the change for the University, USTY used the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) approach. Beginning with identifying the four strategic goals as per the four dimensions of the BSC, many sub-goals have been branched off from the four strategic goals. Each sub-goal is achieved through implementation of projects to achieve the goal directly. Indicators were developed to measure the achievement of the sub-goals. The follow-up and assessment mechanism is regularly and continuously implemented according to the BSC instruments prepared previously for this purpose.

Other than studying, students of USTY engage in extra-curricular activities such as: long trips(3 days) and short trips(1 day).for girls and boys but separately For long trips, it is suspended due to the situation, scientific visits and picnics, collecting students’ initiatives and make a competition for the best initiative, annual sport match between private and public universities and faculties, sport tournament between faculties and academic departments and other activites.

Over years, USTY has produced many graduates who are now contributing in public and private sectors not only in Yemen but also in other parts of the world, holding very responsible positions. They are directors of companies, presidents of universities, academicians, entrepreneurs, in many diverse professions.

Tawakel Karman earned an undergraduate degree in Commerce.  She was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. She is the first Yemeni citizen and first Arab woman to win a Nobel Prize. She is a co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Prize and the second youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date.




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