Saudi academic receives global recognition for space research

Updated 20 November 2017
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Saudi academic receives global recognition for space research

RIYADH: The general supervisor of the program management office for King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Dr. Khaled Al-Hussan, received a seat at the International Academy of Astronautics for his aerospace research.

Al-Hussan supervised Saudi satellites launched by KACST in 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2014.

He was also honored with an honorary award for his personal contributions to the development and production of the Antonov 132D joint venture between KACST and Antonov Company in 2017.

He was also selected for the Professor of the Year award from 1998 to 2003 by many engineering departments (civil, environmental, mechanical, space) for his strong academic skills.

More than 100 high-impact scientific papers were cited in the International Scientific Indexing. He registered 40 patents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

His scientific publications contributed to the development of a number of products in aviation and industry. He worked on the development of the principles of flow separation reductions. He also used developed flow as an alternative to the use of aircraft control surfaces.

In addition, Dr. Al-Hussan participated in the development of an engine via explosion technique, as well as different and unique aircraft vehicles that could be applied in the aviation industry in the near future.

He also led research teams in more than 50 projects at KACST, in addition to his contributions in various fields of science and technology recognized locally and internationally.

Among its members, the International Academy of Astronautics includes the first Arab astronaut, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, and Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed, president of KACST.


King Salman approves health care programs

King Salman
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King Salman approves health care programs

  • Clinical coding licenses and standards will be included in unified national standards for accreditation of health facilities
  • The training program aims to improve the quality of health care and control expenditure

JEDDAH: King Salman on Sunday approved the implementation of an electronic sick-leave system, and directed relevant authorities to coordinate with the Civil Service Ministry in case of any amendments to the terms for granting sick leave.
He also approved a program to train Saudi professionals in clinical coding. The Saudi Health Council and the Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) are cooperating to implement the training program, whose aim is to encourage the private health sector to hire the program’s graduates by leveraging the funding provided by Hadaf.
The training program aims to improve the quality of health care and control expenditure. The Health Ministry’s General Directorate of Licenses will establish an electronic network linked to the licensing system of the Clinical Coding Department at the National Center for Health Information.
The Council of Cooperative Health Insurance will work with the Saudi Health Council to develop controls and find ways to employ graduates at private health care institutions.
Clinical coding licenses and standards will be included in unified national standards for accreditation of health facilities.
This initiative is part of the Saudi Health Council’s efforts to contribute to achieving the Vision 2030 reform plan, whose objectives include the Saudization of certain professions that are vital for the national economy.