King Saud University, Health Ministry sign MoU on cooperation

KSU, Health Ministry officials hold cordial talks after signing the MoU between the two sides. (SPA)
Updated 10 April 2017
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King Saud University, Health Ministry sign MoU on cooperation

RIYADH: King Saud University (KSU) and the Health Ministry have agreed to exchange experiences in the fields of training, research and development, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Deputy Health Minister Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Dhuaili and KSU Rector Dr. Badran bin Abdulrahman Al-Omar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect at KSU Medical City. The MoU aims to enhance cooperation between the two sides in training pharmacy college students in public and privately owned pharmacies, and to facilitate their research projects.
The deal also aims to promote the profession of pharmacy and provide treatment services by trainee students in community pharmacies.
The dean of the KSU pharmacy faculty, Dr. Ous bin Ibrahim Al-Shamsan, said the MoU aims to furnish the Saudi labor market with highly experienced national cadres to implement Vision 2030.
The KSU has previously signed other cooperation deals with local, regional and global institutions and organizations.
In January, the KSU signed an MoU with Qatar University to promote research cooperation, build national human capital and strengthen research networks in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.


Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

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Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

  • Total prizes for the competition are worth $3.2m
  • The final stage of the competition will end on October 25

DUBAI: More than 13,000 participants from 162 countries registered in the Quran Recitation and Adhan competitions, the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) said in a statement.
The GEA allocated $3.2 million in prizes for the largest Quran competition and the first Adhan competition, which aims to highlight the diversity of the Islamic world cultures through the different styles of recitation and Adhan, and improve the image of Islam and Muslims globally.
The competition hopes to encourage the Muslim youth to recite the Quran and experience performing the Adhan.
The registration opened on May 22 and will continue accepting applications until July 22. The applicants will be then shortlisted from July 22 until August 23 as the competition progresses in its second stage.
The on-stage live performances will begin on August 24 and last until September 24 and winners will be announced and awarded throughout the final stage, which will run from September 25 and conclude on October 25.