Top world universities to open branches in KSA

Updated 19 February 2016
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Top world universities to open branches in KSA

DAMMAM: The Ministry of Education plans to have universities ranked in the top 100 globally to open in the Kingdom, with an announcement on the details to be made within weeks.
According to a source at the ministry, who did not want to be named, the institutions would be required to offer courses that produce graduates needed for the country’s development.
There has been a decline in the performance of Saudi public and private universities. The ministry has received dozens of requests from several Arab and foreign universities to open branches in the Kingdom.
The source said the universities would be allowed to enter the Saudi market under their own names and teaching staff. Saudi teaching staff would be employed to ensure transfer of skills.
Universities that are eligible must be ranked in the top 100 globally, with the same curricula taught by the parent institution. In addition, they must teach Islamic studies and Arabic.
The institutions must also abide by the customs and traditions of the country and provide separate sections for men and women students.


Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience. (SPA)
Updated 16 February 2019
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Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

  • The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday

JEDDAH: It is one of the most demanding skills in modern combat.
Now visitors to a military exhibition in Tabuk will get the chance to command a fighter plane and take part in a simulated air battle.
The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday.
An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience of fighter pilots taking off and joining in supersonic aerial combat.