AlMaarefa University has inaugurated the “Quality of Life” chair in Ad Diriyah. It aims to exploit scientific research and the accompanying innovations to contribute to meliorating life quality for the individual and society in Ad Diriyah Governorate. The inauguration took place after the approval of the University Council and coincided with the Kingdom's celebration of the founding day. The establishment of AlMaarefa University for a scientific chair for research and innovation in the field of quality of life in Ad Diriyah is an embodiment of the university’s role that goes beyond the educational process to community service and contribution to Vision 2030 and interest in developing the university’s local environment and ameliorating the quality of life. AlMaarefa University was distinguished by its strategic location in Ad Diriyah, the historical capital of the Kingdom, which represents a great historical value, and was the starting point for the establishment of the first Saudi state and its capital three centuries ago, and it played the pivotal role in the political and heritage history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The establishment of the Quality Life Chair in Ad Diriyah is of great importance to the university and its role in the formation of distinguished scientific and research competencies and its partners in supporting the development of Ad Diriyah and its community through scientific research, community service and the establishment of training and volunteer programs, especially in the field of improving the quality of life for the city to become a distinguished healthy environment.
The “Quality of Life in Ad Diriyah” chair aspires to play a leading role in background and applied research in the fields of health, sports, environment, tourism and accompanying services on quality of life in Ad Diriyah. With the aim of proposing a practical plan for future development. The chair's vision includes focusing on social demographic and physical development to achieve the highest standards of human quality of life. Research depends on global indicators to measure quality of life, while adapting them according to local factors and variables. The “Quality of Life in Ad Diriyah” chair represents a scientific field that supports the University to implement its distinguished partnership with the Ad Diriyah Gate Development Authority and gives an opportunity to provide research contributions to students and those interested in scientific research.