8. Decent Work and Economic Growth: Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

Universities can actively support SDG 8, “Decent Work and Economic Growth,” through various actions. They can offer education and training programs that equip students with the skills and knowledge needed for the modern job market, promoting full and productive employment. Research conducted by universities can inform economic policies and strategies that foster sustainable economic growth, and universities can partner with local businesses and organizations to provide students with opportunities for internships and practical experience. By promoting entrepreneurship and innovation through incubators and business development programs, universities can contribute to job creation and economic diversification. By integrating economic and employment-related initiatives into their educational and research activities, universities play a vital role in advancing decent work and economic growth, thus supporting the broader goals of sustainable development.

YU actions supporting SDG 8

EMIST Program

EMIST Program(English as a Medium of Instruction for Saudi Teachers )has received 6,000 applicants since its inception in August 2021 and has helped