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Naif lauds KSU’s role in making Saudi Arabia a knowledge economy

RIYADH: Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Prince Naif on Monday highlighted the international reputation enjoyed by King Saud University in Riyadh and its contributions toward making Saudi Arabia a knowledge-based economy.

He made this comment while addressing a ceremony that was held to mark the launch of Prince Naif Health Science Research Center in Riyadh Techno Valley, an affiliate of King Saud University.

Prince Naif also noted the initiatives taken by the university as well as its research projects, saying they would help young Saudi men and women make a lot of achievements in the fields of science and knowledge.

Abdullah Al-Othman, president of KSU, said more than SR4 billion have been invested in various research projects at the Techno Valley, adding that it would make Saudi Arabia a country that exports knowledge.

He disclosed the university’s plan to recruit more than 100 prominent scientists from around the world and link it with 10 top universities in the world.

Saleh Al-Mohsen, director of Prince Naif Center said it would serve the health sector with its six colleges specialized in medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, medical sciences, emergency medical sciences and nursing.

© Arab News 2011



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