Saudi Electronic University deploys Banner by Ellucian

Saudi online university uses Banner to improve administration and services to students

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Saudi Electronic University deploys Banner by Ellucian SEU offers online learning for Saudi nationals.
By  Mark Sutton Published  January 17, 2013

The Saudi Electronic University (SEU) has implemented the Banner education administration application from Ellucian to improve services to students and delivery of its distance earning courses.

The online university, which offers graduate and undergraduate courses in computing, health sciences, administration & financial sciences, recently utilised the Banner by Ellucian application for its online admissions and registration process, handling 20,000 applications and registering 6,500 students. The university aims to enrol 100,000 students, 65% of the women, in the next ten years.

"The Saudi government is increasingly focused on the importance of high quality education to help create the next generation of leaders and to support the future success of the workforce," said Dr Abdullah Al-Moussa, Rector, SEU and Deputy Minister of Higher Education.

Dr Leith Suleiman, Information Technology Advisor to SEU, added: "Our ambition is to become a globally-recognized first-rate online institution. We are pleased to partner with Ellucian because of the company's understanding of our needs and its track record in helping universities, vocational, and non-traditional learning institutions worldwide accomplish their missions by leveraging best practices and developing and encouraging community-wide collaboration."

"Saudi Electronic University has undertaken an essential pursuit to create a modern learning environment based on information and communication technologies, electronic learning, and remote education," said Mathew Boice, Vice President, Middle East, Ellucian. "Ellucian is delighted to be part of this important initiative. It is part of our commitment to help the region transform higher and vocational education in order to help produce a skilled workforce that will advance the economy."

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