PSU

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

1043

Total number of employees

Equal pay for both male and female faculty members, and staff

SR 334,051.40

Expenditure per employee per annum

71.81%

Academic & non-academic staff employed for more than 24 months

Zero-tolerance of any kind of discrimination or harassment

99.9%

Students in work placement

Jubilation Office

PSU's unique strength in Jubilation office, which provides support to employee and ensures positive and joyful working environment

Reference: Academic Year 2022


Employment Practices

8.2 - Employment Practices

The PSU employees fall in two categories: academic and non-academic. Both are considered as an important asset of PSU for providing quality teaching and learning and its support services. In alignment with its mission, PSU develops a healthy and competitive working environment attracting and retaining local and international qualified professionals, providing them opportunities to excel in their fields, and at the same time protecting their rights and interests.

PSU strictly abides by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development laws & regulations and offers decent labor wages more than the minimum slab established by the Saudi Arabia government, provide equal job opportunities to employees based on their professional ability and job experience and thereby eliminate unlawful discrimination with respect to gender, nationality, qualification, and other factors (Governing rules for faculty: article 76). PSU provides an environment for continuous learning by encouraging its faculty to excel in their field of study/work and appreciate them with numerous annual excellence awards.

8.2 - Employment Practices
8.2 - Employment Practices

The Vice President for Administrative and Financial Affairs conducts regular meetings supported by the institutional committees to protect the labour rights and interests of employees in accordance with the Governing Rules and Regulations for Personnel and faculty.

Recognizing Employees demonstrates decent work environment @PSU

Prince Sultan university (PSU) recognize their employees through a variety of prestigious awards that acknowledge outstanding contributions in teaching, research, and administrative roles.

Teaching: Faculty members who demonstrate exceptional dedication, innovation, and effectiveness in the teaching and learning are honored annually with the two President’s Distinguished Teaching Excellence and Digital Learning for Excellence awards. These accolades not only highlight the faculty’s commitment to fostering student success but also encourage the continuous improvement of pedagogical practices.

Research: PSU grant awards to research scholars who make significant and impactful intellectual contributions to their respective disciplines to celebrate the faculty’s contribution in quest for knowledge and the institution's commitment to advance scientific research.

Administrative: Administrative staff who exhibit exceptional leadership, efficiency, and supporting service at PSU are recognized with awards for their invaluable service contributions.

These awards serve as a testament to the dedication and excellence of university employees, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and reinforcing the institution's commitment to quality education, research, and administration.


Expenditure per employee

8.3 - Expenditure per Employee

PSU maintains an extremely high degree of faculty satisfaction and a high retention rate. The total expenditure on employee is SR 334,051.40 per year.

Expenditure per employee

1043

Number of employees

SR 334,051.40

Expenditure per employee

SR 348,415,614

University expenditure

Reference: Academic Year 2022


Proportion of students taking work placements

99.9% (5404/5407)

Proportion of students taking work placements

In alignment with the PSU mission which emphasizes on lifelong and service based learning, all programs offered at PSU have incorporated work placement.

Students work placement includes Coop, Internship, Apprentisship and this is an integral part of their degree program. In addition, we have Deloitte Apprenticeship Program which is over and above the 4-7 months of work placement.

Employment Placement

Prince Sultan University offers a Student Work Placement Program known as “Cooperative Education program” to all senior level students pursuing their degree in the 4th year of their program related to their field of study. This program is considered as one of the CORE requirements of the curricula and is equivalent to 10 credit hours applicable to all academic undergraduate programs as a practical onsite experience over a 7-month period (i.e., spanning one semester and a summer. It provides opportunity for successful integration of work and study and enables students to gain hands-on experience in a realistic environment and enhances soft skills. In conclusion, students are provided an opportunity for career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills through the student work placement program.

Refer to Field Experience Specification for Computer Science program

Most of PSU students complete their coop placement in the big four companies

Sample of Employment companies

Testimonials

"We had the opportunity to work with many trainees and recent graduates from Prince Sultan University, where they demonstrated to us their high scientific and practical levels. Thank you for your efforts and dedication."

Abdulaziz Alsuliam, Cloud Security Architecture Manager, SDAIA

"Working at Deloitte while still an undergraduate student is an incredible honor, and I attribute much of it to the exceptional education and skill development I received at PSU. My experience with Deloitte was transformative, bridging the gap between academic knowledge and the professional world with the privilege to actively contribute to the growth of myself, Deliotte , and Saudi Arabia’s Vision2030."

Lian Alhjeli, Trainee at Deloitte

Number of students with work placement (required as part of the course) in AY 2022: 5404/5407 = 99.9%

The COOP is a core requirement for all undergraduate students at PSU upon completion of their coursework in their program. Refer to the PSU PSU COOP Handbook.

Deloitte Risk Advisory Apprenticeship Program

As part of continuous improvement in the area of students acquiring work placement in the early years of their undergraduate program, the College of Business (CBA) has signed a memorandum of agreement in December 2021 with Deloitte and Touché Advisory Saudi Ltd for the Deloitte Risk Advisory Apprenticeship Program to work as Risk Advisory Bright Start Analyst.

Risk Advisory Bright Start is a three-year program (the “Program”) designed to offer apprentices earn-while-you-learn experience and learnings, exposing CBA students to professional experts and allowing them to directly apply what they learn at university to their work while jump-starting their careers and gain a long-term competitive advantage. Risk Advisory Bright Starters will learn the future business, focusing on the Apprentices' work and studies. They will spend most of each week learning and helping to solve market issues and challenging problems, while the remainder of the week will be spent at university, studying for their degree.

The monthly package for the interns is SAR 5000. The recruitment is annual, depending on the needs of Deloitte.


Proportion of employees on secure contracts

71.81% (749/1043)

Proportion of employees on secure contracts

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