Saudi Arabia’s cultural commission issues license to specialized museum in Riyadh

Two men visit the exhibition "Roads of Saudi Arabia" on July 12, 2010 at the Louvre Museum in Paris. (AFP)
Updated 06 March 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s cultural commission issues license to specialized museum in Riyadh

RIYADH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has issued a license to Museum of History of Science and Technology in Islam at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
It is the first specialized museum in the history of science and technology in Islam in the Kingdom established by the university in collaboration with the Institute of Arab and Islamic Sciences History at Frankfurt University and inaugurated by King Salman during his patronage of the Second World Conference on History of King Abdulaziz, organized by the University in 2015.
The museum contains ancient artifacts and historical masterpieces that exhibit the cultural dimensions of Saudi Arabia.


Saudi education minister meets British envoy

British Ambassador Simon Collis. (SPA)
Updated 10 December 2018
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Saudi education minister meets British envoy

  • After several years of declining numbers, applications from Saudi Arabia increased this year by 10 percent to 640 applicants

JEDDAH: Saudi Education Minister Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammad Al-Issa on Sunday received British Ambassador Simon Collis at his office in Riyadh on Sunday.
They exchanged views on education in both the public and private sectors and the programs offered in both countries.
The number of foreign students applying to British universities has hit an all-time high, with some of the biggest increases coming from the Arab world, according to figures released by UCAS, the body that processes applications to UK universities.
After several years of declining numbers, applications from Saudi Arabia increased this year by 10 percent to 640 applicants.
The number of international students wanting to continue their education in Britain has surpassed 100,000 for the first time in 2018, a rise of more than 8 percent from last year.
Applications from the UAE numbered 430 in 2009, 1,550 in 2017 and 1,800 this year, up 16 percent in a year. The upward trend is repeated in almost every Arab country, from Morocco to the Gulf states.
Applications from Jordan are up 16 percent from 2017, and up 7 percent each from Oman and Kuwait. Applications from Lebanon and Morocco have surged by 25 percent each.