Effat University and CHC

International Exchange
Effat University and Chestnut Hill College
in Coordination with the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)

December 7, 2015
9AM-11AM Eastern Time

Students from Effat University and Chestnut Hill College will connect via videoconference to share presentations on a variety of cross-cultural topics including sports and fashion.


Effat University is a leading private non-profit institution of higher education for women in Saudi Arabia, operating under the umbrella of King Faisal Charitable Foundation. Effat University is strengthened by the legacy of its founder, Effat Al Thunayyan, wife of the late King Faisal.  

On 30 January 2009, Effat College became Effat University. The inauguration of its three colleges, the establishment of the Research and Consultancy Institute, and success achieved on the academic, education and social levels, paved the way to becoming a university. In 2011, Effat University obtained approval for its first graduate program.

Chestnut Hill College is a coeducational Roman Catholic college in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The college was founded in 1924, as a women's college, by the Sisters of St. Joseph. 

The goal of Chestnut Hill College has been to prepare students for life’s challenges by helping them to grow intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and socially. In keeping with the spirit of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the curriculum has been modified over time to meet the ever-changing needs of higher education and society.

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)
is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in furthering the realization of the purposes and mandate of the Organization through activities and research in a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility.

Membership in the United Nations Academic Impact is open to all institutions of higher education granting degrees or their equivalent, as well as bodies whose substantive responsibilities relate to the conduct of research.

Its essential frame of reference is:

  • To bring into association with the United Nations, and with each other, institutions of higher learning throughout the world.
  • To provide a mechanism for such institutions to commit themselves to the fundamental precepts driving the United Nations mandate, in particular the realization of the universally determined Millennium Development Goals
  • To serve as a viable point of contact for ideas and proposals relevant to the United Nations mandate.
  • To promote the direct engagement of institutions of higher education in programs, projects and initiatives relevant to this mandate.

For more information about this program, please contact Abdullah Alsultan - alsultan.abdullah@gmail.com

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