Saturday, November 27

Education

SPA Ranks 3rd in Technology, Media, and Logistics Group in Results of 9th Measuring of Digital Government Transformation

Education
Riyadh, The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) ranked third among the top 5 agencies in the technology, media and logistics services group in the results of the 9th measuring of digital transformation of government agencies for 2021, which was announced by the Digital Government Authority.The measuring of government digital transformation aims to assess the government agencies, follow up their development towards digital transformation in accordance with best practices and standards by following them up on a regular basis, and motivate them in line with the trends of digital transformation and the executive programs of the Kingdom's Vision 2030.Source: Saudi Press Agency

US Rhodes Scholars for 2022 Includes More Women, Immigrants

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The class of U.S. Rhodes scholars for 2022 includes the largest number of women ever selected for the scholarship in one year, the Rhodes Trust announced Sunday.Of the 32 students chosen to study at the University of Oxford in England, 22 are women, the office of the American secretary of the trust said in a statement.One of the women selected is Louise Franke, a 21-year-old senior studying biochemistry at South Carolina's Clemson University. Franke said she hopes to merge her interests in science and public policy through a career in health care policy. She intends to study politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford.Franke, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, is also the first Clemson student elected to a Rhodes class. She cited her mentors and various academic programs at the ...

GACA: A Study is Underway to Convert Some Airports into Full Operation with Renewable Energy

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Riyadh, The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has renewed its commitment to the importance of sustainability in the aviation sector as part of the approved civil aviation sector strategy that aims for the aviation sector to be the first sector in the Middle East. GACA identified plans to stimulate investment in world-leading aircraft with high efficiency during the aviation sustainability session at the Dubai Air Show.GACA revealed during its participation at the Airshow that the civil aviation sector strategy will witness huge investment opportunities worth billions of dollars for the private sector by the year 2030.In a working paper delivered at the conference by GACA Director of Strategy, Eng. Mohammed Alkhuraisi, he affirmed GACA’s intention to adopt a set of initiative...

DGDA, Prince Sultan University Sign MoU on Academic, Science Cooperation, National Talent Development

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Riyadh, The Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Prince Sultan University (PSU).According to the MoU, the two sides will cooperate on the advancement of all academic, training and cultural fields, hiring of national professionals, and holding science conferences and job fairs. They will also coordinate, prepare for, and implement projects, initiatives and events, especially those related to hiring, learning, statistics, scientific and academic arenas, events, and exhibitions and conferences as well as volunteer and training programs.The MoU was signed at the DGDA’s headquarters by Chief Executive Officer of the DGDA Jerry Inzerillo and President of Prince Sultan University Dr. Ahmed Bin Saleh Al-Yamani.Expressing his delight about th...

Saudi Education Minister Discusses Joint Cooperation with a number of Education Ministers

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Saudi Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh has met with Minister of Education of the United Arab Emirates Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi; Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Arab Republic of Egypt Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar; Minister of Education of the Government of the Libyan National Unity Musa Mohammed Al-Maqrif; and Vice Minister of Education of the Dominican Republic Dr. Rafael Emilio, on the sidelines of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia delegation’s participation in the meetings of UNESCO’s General Conference, which was headed by Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, Minister of Culture and Chairman of the National Committee for Education, Culture and Science.During the meetings, the Minister of Education reviewed the Saudi model in e-lea...

Minister of Education meets with Director of Education Sector of OECD and Tunisian Minister of Education

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Paris, The Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Muhammad Al Al-Sheikh met at the organization’s headquarters in Paris last night, with the Director of the Education Sector of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as part of the Kingdom’s delegation’s participation in the meetings of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization “UNESCO” headed by Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Minister of Culture, Chairman of the National Committee for Education, Culture and Science.During the meeting, they discussed the Kingdom's readiness for international tests, and the efforts made by the Ministry of Education to contribute to raising the Kingdom's indicators through those tests, as well as the Ministry of Education's plan...