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King Approves Resolutions of Higher Education Board

King Approves Resolutions of Higher Education Board
3 Mar
Riyadh (SPA). The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has approved the formation of an international Advisory Board for King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah. He has also given the go-ahead for the establishment of new research centers in some Saudi universities.
Higher Education Minister Khalid Al-Anqari told the SPA that the Board has approved the recommendations presented by the Ministry's delegation which visited China recently. The Minister added that KAU Advisory Board would includes Higher Education pioneers in industry and production in addition to those who have made exceptional contributions toward achieving progress and development in their countries.
“The university’s council will select the members of the Advisory Board on the basis of its own criteria,” the minister said. He added that the council would also draft the body’s rules and regulations. He said the king has approved plans to open new research centers for computer science, applied medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, science, Islamic studies, Arabic language and social studies at Qassim University.
A deanship for distance education will be established at Dammam University. “The king has also approved the formation of a number of new Deanship at various universities and new departments at the College of Naturopathic Medicine at Princess Noura Bint Abdul Rahman University,” he said.
Al-Anqari said the king renewed the terms of a number of university undersecretaries including Sahl Abdul Jawad of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Hani Ghazi of Umm Al-Qura University, and Abdul Aziz Al-Saati of Dammam University.
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