Almajdouie launches Changan SUV CS95

The launch ceremony was attended by Changan Automobile senior executives.
Updated 17 May 2018

Almajdouie launches Changan SUV CS95

Following the success of Changan cars in the Saudi market, Almajdouie Motors Company, the authorized distributor for the manufacturer in Saudi Arabia, has launched the brand’s largest SUV — the CS95.

At the launch, attended by Changan Automobile senior executives, Mohammed bin Ali Almajdouie, the managing director of Almajdouie Motors — Changan, said: “Changan brand is always evolving and offers sophisticated cars at reasonable prices, without compromising on the quality. 

“The all-new CS95 represents a new era, which will spread enthusiasm among our clients and make them truly distinctive.”

He added: “Last year, Changan introduced the ideal crossover model, the CS95, and this year, Changan offers the all-new SUV CS95, which will change the concept of the family SUV category. The all-new CS95 is the most powerful model in its category. We trust that the new generation of CS95, which we are unveiling today, will meet the requirements of the Saudi consumer. The CS95 is a highly developed medium-size SUV car, and offers the highest levels of interior and exterior design, maximum comfort, safety and advanced technologies, along with various driving systems.”

The CS95 reflects the advanced dynamics and modern spirit of adventure, says the maker. The car features stylish design and muscular exterior, according to Changan, adding that it is the only car in the family-SUV category that combines powerful performance, modern design, and a competitive price even compared with a lot of European models.

The price in the Saudi market starts from SR82,900 ($22,105).

Before launching the model, the company conducted a intensive test-drive campaign last summer in GCC countries to check the performance of the car under extreme climatic conditions, as in some areas the temperature exceeds 50 degrees Celsius.

The Changan CS95 is equipped with a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, produces 233 HP and has a six-speed gearbox.

With the CS95, Changan aims to offer a combination of fuel economy and dynamic performance for everyday use.

The car is equipped with six airbags — two front, two sides and two rear.

PNU, Dell EMC certify first batch of female data scientists

Updated 18 August 2018

PNU, Dell EMC certify first batch of female data scientists

Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), the largest university for women in the world, has partnered with Dell EMC to train and certify Saudi Arabia’s first batch of female data scientists.

In line with Saudi Vision 2030 to promote a knowledge-based economy, PNU partners with national and international organizations to provide degrees and certificates for Saudi female students and graduates. 

The College of Computer and Information Sciences provides a number of certifications and technical training courses in its curriculum for three bachelor degrees — computer science, information systems and information technology. As a member of Dell EMC’s External Research and Academic Alliance Program, the college has successfully trained and certified 57 female data science and big data analytics students this semester with an additional 103 students certified in cloud infrastructure. 

The university also successfully introduced the VMware Install, Configure and Manage course as an elective training course for senior students. 

Auhood Alfaries, dean of College of Computer and Information Sciences, PNU, said: “Building a comprehensive curriculum to cover the essential knowledge area for the computing disciplines and to equip our students with the skills required for the future workplace is a priority for Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University. We are proud to be a leading university to actively promote the data-skilled taskforce in the Kingdom through the introduction of industry-relevant certifications and trainings. 

“We strive to continually evolve to contribute toward building a knowledge-based economy, in alignment with Saudi Vision 2030, through strategic academic partnerships such as the Dell EMC External Research and Academic Alliance program which plays a crucial role in effectively developing our students into tomorrow’s workforce.” 

A recent study by Dell Technologies titled “Realizing 2030: A Divided Vision of the Future” highlighted the lack of workforce readiness as the leading barrier in the Middle East to becoming a successful digital business in 2030, further emphasizing the need for skill development among existing employees and future generations. 

Mohammed Amin, senior vice president and regional manager, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Dell EMC, said: “The unrelenting pace of digital transformation in the marketplace is creating new challenges for all of us where organizations as well as individuals are increasingly realizing that investing in workforce readiness and the development of new skills is key to future success and competitive differentiation. 

“We congratulate Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University on this wonderful achievement and look forward to continuing to work with them to advance the technical education of women in the region.”

Marwa Zaghow, senior manager, External Research and Academic Alliance, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Dell EMC, said: “The Dell EMC External Research and Academic Alliance program collaborates with innovative colleges and universities like Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University to effectively contribute to the regional priority of developing IT skillsets among the youth and specifically women.”