Hattan bin Abdul Karim Timraz, dean of the faculty of maritime studies at King Abdul Aziz University

Dr. Hattan bin Abdul Karim Timraz
Updated 02 July 2019
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Hattan bin Abdul Karim Timraz, dean of the faculty of maritime studies at King Abdul Aziz University

Dr. Hattan bin Abdul Karim Timraz has been dean of the faculty of maritime studies at King Abdul Aziz University since 2017.
He has also been an assistant professor of international maritime law since 2015.
Timraz has held various positions at the Jeddah university over the past 13 years and was vice dean of the faculty of maritime studies from 2015 prior to his appointed as the department head. He was in charge of education and was head of cooperation and international relations at the faculty between 2015 and 2018.
He began his academic career as a lecturer in the maritime studies department before moving to the UK to pursue his higher education. 
He has a deck officer license from the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency and has sailed on oil tankers belonging to Vela International Marine, a Saudi Aramco-owned company.
Timraz holds a bachelor’s degree in merchant ship operations from Southampton’s Solent University, in the UK. He gained a master’s degree in international maritime and commercial law and a Ph.D. in maritime law from Swansea University, also in the UK.
King Abdul Aziz University is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region to award bachelor’s degrees in marine surveying, navigation, engineering and transportation. It also offers international professional certification in different specializations.
The dean said that his faculty’s main objective was to provide world-class education and training in the field of marine transport and surveying for students looking to work on ocean-going vessels.


Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

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Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

RIYADH: The rector of the Islamic University of Brussels hailed Saudi efforts to promote moderate Islam, reject extremism, fight against terrorism, serve the religion and its followers, and respond to aberrant ideologies that have harmed the Muslim world.

Dr. Mustafa Khader Donmez also praised the programs carried out by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.

“The Kingdom has established specialized scientific, educational and media institutions, called for the unity of the Islamic nation, and cooperated with all that strengthens the nation’s unity and preserves its security,” he said.

“Saudi Arabia has been holding conferences inside and outside the Kingdom, to which it invited scholars and specialists, in cooperation with regional and international bodies to promote Islamic tolerance and address the causes of extremism and terrorism.”

Donmez said the Kingdom has invited Islamic institutions and international bodies to implement programs and events that fight extremism and condemn terrorism.

“The Kingdom is keen to promote international peace and communication between cultures and the followers of different religions through calling for interreligious and intercultural dialogue, a domain in which the Kingdom has been a pioneer,” he added.

Saudi Arabia “has taken the lead in spending for this purpose as it is in line with its high status on the Islamic and international levels,” he said. SPA Riyadh