7th Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Jeddah, offers lessons in growth

Updated 15 February 2018
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7th Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Jeddah, offers lessons in growth

JEDDAH: More than 25,000 people are expected to attend the 7th Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition at the University of Business and Technology (UBT) on Feb. 20 and 21.
Council of Saudi Chambers Secretary-General Dr. Saud Al-Mishari said the conference will help develop education in a variety of fields, and encourage scientific and research partnerships with international universities inside and outside the Kingdom.
The conference and its associated exhibition have become one of the most important education forums in the region. The event is being held this year under the patronage of Education Minister Ahmed Al-Issa. Education policymakers and experts, as well as students and parents, will be among the visitors.
Speakers will discuss a range of education strategies for achieving innovation, employment, and economic growth.
An exhibition promoting more than 150 universities and companies from at least 30 states will run in conjunction with the conference, offering academic opportunities for universities and other institutions.
Education ministries from Gulf countries, the Association of Arab Universities and UBT have been involved in organizing the conference.
Al-Mishari highlighted the Kingdom’s interest in education as part of its Vision 2030 plan to diversify the economy and encourage private-sector investment.


Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

Updated 23 July 2019
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Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

RIYADH: The rector of the Islamic University of Brussels hailed Saudi efforts to promote moderate Islam, reject extremism, fight against terrorism, serve the religion and its followers, and respond to aberrant ideologies that have harmed the Muslim world.

Dr. Mustafa Khader Donmez also praised the programs carried out by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.

“The Kingdom has established specialized scientific, educational and media institutions, called for the unity of the Islamic nation, and cooperated with all that strengthens the nation’s unity and preserves its security,” he said.

“Saudi Arabia has been holding conferences inside and outside the Kingdom, to which it invited scholars and specialists, in cooperation with regional and international bodies to promote Islamic tolerance and address the causes of extremism and terrorism.”

Donmez said the Kingdom has invited Islamic institutions and international bodies to implement programs and events that fight extremism and condemn terrorism.

“The Kingdom is keen to promote international peace and communication between cultures and the followers of different religions through calling for interreligious and intercultural dialogue, a domain in which the Kingdom has been a pioneer,” he added.

Saudi Arabia “has taken the lead in spending for this purpose as it is in line with its high status on the Islamic and international levels,” he said. SPA Riyadh