Academic Efforts of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) in Fighting Corruption

Al-Mokayyad, Saker M. (2014-02)

Working Paper

Naif Arab University for Security Sciences has adopted a comprehensive security programme in its academic, training and research strategy. The issue of combating corruption is one of the issues to which the University is giving particular attention. In 2003, the University convened an International Conference in Cooperation with the United Nations in the field of Combating Corruption. This conference resulted in issuing the "Riyadh Communique" which has become one of the United Nations documents. The University has also effectively contributed to the drafting of the "Corruption Combat Convention" which forms an integral component in the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Network. The University's work in fighting corruption and protecting integrity is amply demonstrated by the academic activities of its colleges and departments. The College of Graduate Studies has approved 44 dissertations while the Training College has convened 16 training Courses and Seminars. The Studies and Research Center has Organized 28 academic activities comprising academic symposia, seminars and lectures. The Center has also issued 18 academic publications. Furthermore, the Arab Journal for Security Studies and Training has published 9 detailed Studies. Within the framework of the University's participation in regional and international activities, the University has participated in 28 Arab forums and meetings. It has also sent its experts and specialists to participate in 11 international forums and conferences. This shows that the University is keen to follow up all developments in the issue of fighting corruption and protecting integrity. The University's adoption of comprehensive security issues is further demonstrated by its treatment of significant issues, like terrorism and extremism, human rights, violence against females and children, asylum seeking and migration, human trafficking, human security, environmental security, intellectual security, water and food security