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

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 Housing, National Guard ministries sign cooperation agreement

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Saudi Housing, National Guard ministries sign cooperation agreement

The Kingdom’s National Guard and the Ministry of Housing on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding for joint cooperation, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

It was co-signed by the minister of National Guard, Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, and the minister of housing, Majid Al-Hogail, in Riyadh.

The ministry’s “Sakani” program will provide housing services to National Guard employees who are entitled to housing support. It comes as part of the ministry’s mission to support employees of other government agencies and help them to own a home. The agreement includes coordination between “Sakani” and the National Guard to provide special offers. These include a special discount for those with a monthly income of over SR14,000 ($3,733), extra support for those with a monthly income of less than SR14,000, and exemption from certain fees.