‘Time’: Saudi Arabia’s KAUST announces theme of science festival

KAUST, founded in 2009, is a private research university located in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)
Updated 11 January 2019
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‘Time’: Saudi Arabia’s KAUST announces theme of science festival

  • Part of KAUST’s Winter Enrichment Program (WEP), the festival will run from Jan. 13 to Jan. 24

JEDDAH: The theme of this year’s festival of science, being launched by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), will be “Time.”
Part of KAUST’s Winter Enrichment Program (WEP), the festival will run from Jan. 13 to Jan. 24, and will feature 12 keynote lectures.
A Nobel Laureate will be among those addressing delegates along with world-leading experts in the fields of sleep, consciousness, nutrition, the universe, dreams, society and history.
Writers, artists and filmmakers will be taking part in the festival which will include workshops, exhibitions and displays of the latest virtual reality technology.


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.