RIYADH — The late Crown Prince Naif was the founder and chairman of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) in Riyadh.
Prof. Abdul Aziz Al-Ghamdi, president of NAUSS, said, “Prince Naif was not hesitant in adopting programs that would benefit the university and the country at large. He approved of and in fact supported research and studies to further develop the field of security sciences in the Kingdom.”
NAUSS is the only academic institution directly serving the Council of Arab Interior Ministers. NAUSS has a long list of achievements in security issues over the course of the past three decades, including fighting terrorism and organized crime.
Dr. Jamaan Bin Raqosh, vice president of NAUSS, said to a local Arab newspaper, “Through the university and his other governmental posts, Prince Naif served the security needs of the Kingdom and took safety and security to a higher level. He also had a good relationship with the interior ministers of all Arab countries.”
Dr. Khalid Al-Harfish, director of Public Relations and Media at NAUSS, said, “NAUSS funded several research projects inside and outside the Kingdom. The university continuously holds security conferences, seminars and exhibitions to spread awareness.”
The university is a member of the Association of Arab Universities, Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World, League of Islamic Universities, International Association of Universities, and the International Association of University Presidents. With the passing away of Crown Prince Naif, the administration at NAUSS hopes to continue his legacy and fulfill the university’s goals and missions. — SG