The Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity and California based Draper University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), according to The Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's royal visit to the United States.
The MoU was co-signed by the Federation's Vice Chairman Abdullah Sharaf Alghamdi, on behalf of its Chairman Saud bin Abdullah Al-Gahtani, and John Bax, the Vice President of the university.
As part of the agreement, 15 Saudi nominees will be sent on scholarships to the headquarters of the Draper University in addition to exploring the possibility of establishing a branch of the university in the Kingdom.
Draper University is known for its unconventional methods of teaching business and entrepreneurship through real-world scenarios, unlike traditional lecture-style classroom environments.
The agreement also includes delivering advanced cybersecurity courses and organizing joint conferences and events aiming to achieve the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030 and build a new tech-savvy generation.