Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Workshop Organized by Law Students Club


The Law Students Club hosted at Sheikh Mohammed bin Ibrahim Alkhudair Auditorium lawyer Saleh Abdulrahman Alatram to address the students about the methods and procedures of detecting and foiling money laundering and terrorism financing operations.

Mr. Alatram started his presentation by giving definitions and examples of money laundering and terrorism financing and their different stages and levels. He relied in his presentation on the latest theories and views that identify those two criminal acts and highlighted the serious threat they pause on the security of any nation and society in the world as two of the most dangerous and complex crimes that the world is facing nowadays.

Speaking about their intricate nature, Alatram went on to detail the complexities and dangers that those two crimes have, especially money laundering which is considered a byproduct and cover of an original and precedent crime. He said that despite this fact, money laundering is perceived as an independent crime which necessitates the pursuit and persecution of the perpetrator.

Analyzing the elements of money laundering crime, Alatram said that the essence of money laundering lies in the attempts to legalize suspiciously gained money, which is regarded by the relevant international agreements as a criminal act punishable by the law. He said that Saudi Arabia, as an active and responsible member of the international community, takes this crime very seriously and has developed the necessary laws and measures to combat it on all levels. In his analysis, Alatram said that, in money laundering, it is not necessary for the legislator to see a specific criminal result because this crime is generally regarded as a crime of mere action, which means it is enough to commit the act in order to be liable for persecution.

The speaker concluded by addressing the civil and criminal responsibility of banks, financial organizations and their staff when it comes to money laundering, and giving numerous examples of suspicious actions and transactions and how to discover them and report them to the security authorities.


16 COBA Students Shine at the STEAM Innovation Challenge by KAUST


COBA student, Nourah Abdullatif, won, together with a team of highly motivated university students from Riyadh, a $7,500 prize check given by the STEAM Innovation Challenge which was held on 20 & 21 October 2017 at Hayat Regency, Riyadh, and organized by KAUST, in partnership with SABB.

Noura, and her 15 male and female students from COBA, took part in the 48 hour intensive student innovation challenge to create solutions (systems, services, or projects) to Saudi, regional and global Fintech problems. The students were divided among 20 multidisciplinary teams that consisted of students from KSU, PNU, KSU, Alfaisal and Prince Abdulrahman bin Faisal University.

The teams worked collaboratively to find creative and innovative solutions to three challenges: management and transfer of money, managing the relationship with bank clients and securing and managing information.

Nourah Abdulatif and her team came up with a bank service they called BeFast, which is an online platform that accelerates the payment and settlement of invoices for small and big businesses. Noticing the lengthy B2B invoicing process that takes around 60 days for a small business to get paid and the amount of distraction for the big businesses by too many invoices and emails sent by small businesses, this platform will provide a direct link between the big and small companies to have direct contact and to be able to settle their invoices directly, easily and efficiently. Alajmi said she was “so excited that her collaboration with the team was so successful and that their presentation was effective and persuasive so that they could win the second prize.”

Commenting on his experience in the STEAM Challenge, student Abdulmalik Alguraini said he was so excited “to work under pressure with a team of diverse individuals, and to succeed in adapting quickly to the team dynamics and to work efficiently on ideas that solve real problems”. According to Alguraini, this experience was very valuable in preparing him for the labor market and in helping him discover his own potential.

Sarah Alrshoudi described the solution she developed with her team as a very practical solution to a problem that almost any bank client is prone to have: issuing an immediate replacement of a lost credit card. She said their solution “cuts the lengthy process of client identification, which normally takes a long time, especially if the client lost her or his credit card while on holiday. By integrating fingerprint identification through the SABB mobile application, it will be extremely helpful and immediate for the bank to identify the client and to issue the replacement, with an expiration date that covers the period of the client’s stay outside Saudi through partner banks in the city/country where the card was lost.”

Commending Sarah’s skills of creative thinking and presentations skills, international mentor John Eager said that Sarah was very successful in presenting her team’s complex idea in English. He described her as being “energetic, positive, and very quick to adapt to the team”. He said that he was impressed by how effectively she could interact with the team members and how she pitched the idea of their solution in a clear and succinct way.

Head of the Entrepreneurship Center at KAUST, Gordon McConnell, who was the leader of the event, expressed his deep admiration of all the participants describing them as “super enthusiastic, super smart, and very coachable, which an extremely important thing.”

The fintech challenge by KAUST is held in Riyadh for the first time.

Alumni Office visited Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd


Alumni office has been visited Huawei Technology Co Ltd which is one of the most motivating and innovating place.

Huawei made a tour for YU male and female students and deans of CCIS, COBA and Deanship of Admission, Registrations and Student Affairs to explore the services and most recent technology that they provide it to its clients.

In addition, to establish a partnership between Huawei Technology Co Ltd and Al Yamamah University for hiring YU graduates and Coop opportunity.

The visit was held on Huawei Technology Co LTD on Monday 10/07/2017. At the Olaya Tower.

YU highly value this visit and was appreciating to all Huawei team.

Discussion Forum-2017 “Marketing in Changing and Challenging Environment”


This forum aimed to promote an open discussion on Marketing in Changing & Connecting world, as businesses are in the throes of a transition, every business has to think of their digital strategy.” The forum covered areas like “Changing Marketing Dynamics – towards sustainable tomorrow. In particular, it was intended to encourage discussion of what could be contained within a new trends across Marketing Landscape. Students from other universities in Riyadh and all those with an active interest in Marketing, were invited to submit short contributions (of no more than 1,000 words).

The Forum opened with Quran Recitation, commencing with a welcome note and Overview of the day by Faculty representation Ms. ATIYA PARVEEN, who explained the scene for the day and the context of the program. The proposed format was a brief (10 minute) presentation with two or three brief responses (5 minutes).

Our guest of honor was Her Royal Highness Princess “Lamia Bint Majed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud” secretary general & member of board of trustees at Al Waleed Philanthropies & “Mrs. Nada Abdul Rahman Al Zamel, Wife of Chairman and Board of Trustees, Al Yamamah University, and Ms.Shehana Al Khudair, daughter of Mr. Khalid Al Khudair.

Her Royal Highness Princess Lamia Bint Majed Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud provided a motivational talk to the students and congratulated for their efforts in making the event a grand success!

Presentations for the session answered the fundamental marketing questions and audiences were given a chance to interact with each other.

It’s a so considered that the future is digital!

In the final session, the key messages from the day’s discussions, was summarized and further followed by Management Games, audiences were encouraged to play and Giveaways were provided.

Winners were announced and Closing Ceremony was done in presence of Her Royal Highness.

Sunday, 16th April 2017

Time : 9:00am-12:00pm

Venue: Big Auditorium, Female Campus, Al Yamamah University

Event Organiser: Ms.Atiya Parveen, Lecturer College of Business Administration.


Appreciation Letter from Her Royal Highness Princess Lamia Bint Majed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud

“Dear Atiya,

First and foremost, I would like to thank yourself and all the involved personnel at Alyamamh University for having me as a guest of honor in the Marketing Discussion Forum 2017.

I was thrilled to witness the young generation’s inspiring drive and motivation. It’s academic institutions, such as Al Yamamah University, that we have to thank for providing our youth with the tools and know-how necessary for their future careers.

Secondly, I am keen on upholding the relationship that Alwaleed Philanthropies has with Al Yamamah University and look forward to more cooperation in the near future.

Best regards,



Inspiring humanity to protect our planet




World water day is an annual event celebrated on 22 March. The day focuses attention on the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in developing countries. Under the theme ‘Water and Wastewater’, the year 2017 provides an important opportunity to consolidate and highlight the symbiosis between water and wastewater in the quest for sustainable development.

This year, Al Yamamah University (YU) joins the global community in celebrating World Water Day. Such

Initiation  by YU reflects their support for such events that offers high-quality, engaging activities delivered across multiple platform and as this will help assist students and educate YU younger generation to grow to full maturity as individuals and valued members of the society.

The main aim was to promote YU young generation to increase the understanding of water related issues; and be able to combat the future crisis as it will develop or enhance skills especially in the area of communication, collaboration and leadership.

 YU fraternity will get an opportunity to learn more about the theme of World Water Day and how wastewater is perceived as a valuable resource in the circular economy and its safe management as an efficient investment in the health of humans and ecosystem. YU fraternity will also get a chance to listen to the innovative ideas presented by the students and provide feedback. Activities presented by the students reflect the talents of our young generation and tremendous response by the YU fraternity adds cherry on the top.

Ecology students and organizer Ms.Meher Sultana Afshan (Faculty member) values the support they received from the Dean of the CCIS faculty and university management at all levels for encouraging and supporting such endeavors.

In conclusion, such event showcases the young talent and ability to think outside the box and understand that some of the best innovations of all time have been developed through exploring, learning, researching and experiencing.

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.

Event Arranged:

Time: 11:30-2:30   Date: 19-04-2017

Venue: Main lobby

Organizer:  Ms.Meher Sultana Afshan (CCIS DEPARTMENT)


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YU-University of Florida Senior Certificate Program in Computer Science and Engineering Spring 2018


AlYamamah University is pleased to provide a great opportunity for CCIS Senior students to study for one spring semester at University of Florida and experience the history and culture of the city of Gainesville, Florida (USA), through the unique UF foreign student-exchange program “Senior Certificate Program” offered by the Computer Science and Engineering Department at UF.

  • Certificate Programs accept students for Spring semester 2018 to study 12 senior credit hours at UF and transfer them to YU.
  • Application deadline is June 2017 to start in Spring 2018.
  • College of Engineering in University of Florida provides Senior Certificate in Computer Science and Engineering to students who successfully complete that semester.
  • Students who successfully complete the Certificate with a B average will be given priority in future admission to the MS program in Computer Engineering or MS program Computer Science program offered by the Computer Science and Engineering Department at UF.

To read more about UF, please visit:

Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department .


Al Yamamah University Signs a Cooperation Agreement with KUDU Company


Al Yamamah University and KUDU Company have signed a cooperation and training agreement to make suitable training opportunities available for the university students and to prepare them to start their own projects. The president of the university, Professor Hussien Al Freihi, mentioned that this agreement is considered as one of a series of agreements that the university has signed that aims at activating the cooperative training program. This program aims at preparing and enabling students to start their own business projects as pioneers, granting them the patency license, supplying them with all necessary requirements and facilitating any hurdles they may encounter. Through this program, students will apply their classroom knowledge in a practical experience in a real work environment through a partnership between the student and the company.

Professor Hussein also added that through this agreement, the student applies the acquired academic skills and knowledge. He also tests his efficiency in the market under an ongoing supervision and follow up by the administration of the university and the company supervisors. He affirmed that one of the university’s missions is to seek suitable training opportunities for the university students or through assisting them in their business projects as business pioneers. In addition, the university looks for securing suitable job opportunities for them and helping them to acquire the needed field experience in the market. This will improve their skills and reinforce their self-confidence to face any difficulties they may encounter in their first practical experience after graduation.

Professor Hussein pointed out that the university assists students during their academic study to make their own decisions concerning the diversified work fields starting from going over the varied job opportunities to the official appointment of students in the market after graduation.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of KUDU Company, Mr. Rakan Al Rashid, clarified that the training agreement between Al Yamamah University and the company aims at employing the university students and preparing them to start their own business projects through supporting them, granting them a license and supplying them with all necessary requirements to start a future project and a joint work that reinforces the concept of business among students. This also contributes to the formation of students’ visions towards business, giving them the required knowledge and skills, enriching their professional knowledge and creating a good work environment to get them used to work and taking responsibility.

Al Rashid pointed out that signing this agreement came upon a certainty from both sides that it will eventually benefit students. He said: It is our responsibility to create suitable opportunities for students especially that we are interested in holding a partnership with Al Yamamah University that is well known for its highly competent graduate students.

He added that the significance of the program came from the need to spread professional awareness among university students. It refers to the solid Saudi economy and the capacity of the qualified Saudi youth in the market.

It is remarkable to mention that KUDU Company has more than 30 years of experience in the business field in the Saudi market in the food trade inside the kingdom and Arab worldwide.

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Al Yamamh Students in the 2nd National Programming Contest


The 2nd national programming competition is one of the most prestigious programming contests where students in groups compete to solve a set of advance programming problems drawn from real world scenarios. The contest is held in Ha’il University with conjunction of the 2nd national computing colleges’ conference from 22-23 Feb. 2017.  This version of the contest consists of 11 problems and the winners is those teams who solve the largest number of the problems with the least amount of time. The contest foster creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enabling students to test their ability to perform under pressure.

CCIS faculty students Abdulaziz almadhi, Sari alhalabi, and Abdualmalik basodan along with their coach Dr. Ibrahim aloqily participating in the competition. Our team showed remarkable skills and achieved well even though they were the only first year students in the contest. This shows a practical evidence of the quality of teaching of Al yamamh University.

The students and their coach highly value the support they received from the dean of the CCIS faculty and the university management at all levels while preparing for the contest and for encouragement received during the contest.

It is worth mentioning that the contest follows the format of the well-known ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) that is being held worldwide since 1972.

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Al Yamamah University First Economic Forum 2017 (YUEF 2017)


المنتدى الاقتصادي الاول صور الويب

With approval of the Ministry of Education, Al Yamamah University is holding the first Al Yamamah Economic Forum 2017 (YUEF 2017) under the title “Diversification of Saudi Economy in light of Vision 2030”. The forum is scheduled for March 1st, 2017 (2/6/1438). A number of international and local speakers and analysts are to participate in the forum, which will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions, and the presentation of working papers from private and government institutions in addition to some specialized research papers.

The forum kicks off with a major session titled “Facing the Digital Tsunami while reaching Vision 2030” to be presented by Professor Eric Spangberg, Dean of College of Business Administration, University of California-Irvine. The session will be moderated by Dr. Own Cargol, Acting Dean of College of Business Administration. The second session will be “The Role of Small and Medium Enterprises in Economic Development and Employment, and the requirements for their success” to be presented by Dr. Hamad Al Alshaikh, Head of the Investment Committee in Takaful Charity Organization and ex-Deputy Minister of Boys’ Education Affairs. The session will be moderated by Professor Hussam Ramadan, the University Vice President. The major sessions will be concluded with the third session titled “Saudi Economy: present situation and future prospects” presented by Dr. AbdulAziz Al Dakheel, President of Al Dakheel Financial Group.

After that, the forum will feature its first panel discussion “Role of Private Sector in Offering Innovative Solutions for diversifying Saudi Economy”. This panel discussion will be chaired by Dr. Ibrahim Babily, Deputy Minister of Economy and Planning and Mr. Rashed Al Fouzan, Director of CNBC Arabia in KSA, Eng. Ahmed Al Rajhi, Head of the Board in Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Mohammed Al Sayer, member of Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Mr. Talat Hafiz, the main panelist.

The Second panel discussion will target young entrepreneurs under the title “Contributions of Small and Medium Enterprises in Creating Employment Opportunities”. The panelists are Salman Al Sehaibani, Ms. Maha Shirah, Mr. Faris Al Turki and Mr. Ahmed AL Jibreen, the head of the panel.

The Forum also features sessions for working papers from Government and private institutions and some specialized research papers.