In the context of EMPC willingness to strengthen cooperation and friendship with Saudi universities and institutions and in order to enhance the strategic relationship between Egypt and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Egyptian Media Production City (EMPC) and Effat University signed a cooperation protocol, according to which the university could exploit EMPC expertise, as it is the largest media edifice in the Arab region.
EMPC training and development center “Upskill” will give the university female students training courses in various fields like cinema and media production, documentaries, cinematography, scriptwriting, Radio and TV programs preparation, editing, training radio and TV anchors, directing, in addition to the fields of studio engineering, telecommunication and electronics and tele-marketing according to the latest and most important practical training programs in the world.
This comes in accordance with EMPC objectives in enhancing media and production cooperation, and providing support to Arab learners from all academies, universities, and scientific institutes, in order to prepare highly-trained media cadres to work in the various fields of media in proportion with the great development in this field and their well-preparation to work in it.
The protocol was signed by Prof. Hani Abul-Hassan, EMPC Chairman Advisor for International Cooperation, on behalf of Mr./ Abdel Fattah Al-Jebali, EMPC Chairman and Managing Director, and Prof. Dr. Haifa Jamal Al-Layl, President of Effat University, on behalf of Effat University.
This came during the activities of the ninth edition of the “Effat” Film Festival for Female Student Films, which was held under the patronage of HRH Princess Lulwa Al-Faisal at the university’s campus in “Jeddah”, which was attended by a number of guests including filmmakers, media professionals and public figures from inside and outside the Kingdom.
It is worth mentioning that Effat University is the first women's university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was established in 1999 and includes many specializations, including engineering, media, child education, and administration sciences.
The university has contributed to the graduation of a large number of women who are today active participants in the Gulf society in general and Saudi society in particular.