38 awards for students of King Abdulaziz University at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva

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The KAU students participated in nine innovative projects, where they won two exclusive prizes and eight medals: three gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals. (SPA)
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The KAU students participated in nine innovative projects, where they won two exclusive prizes and eight medals: three gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals. (SPA)
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The KAU students participated in nine innovative projects, where they won two exclusive prizes and eight medals: three gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals. (SPA)
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The KAU students participated in nine innovative projects, where they won two exclusive prizes and eight medals: three gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals. (SPA)
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The KAU students participated in nine innovative projects, where they won two exclusive prizes and eight medals: three gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals. (SPA)
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The KAU students participated in nine innovative projects, where they won two exclusive prizes and eight medals: three gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals. (SPA)
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The KAU students participated in nine innovative projects, where they won two exclusive prizes and eight medals: three gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals. (SPA)
Updated 15 April 2019
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38 awards for students of King Abdulaziz University at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva

  • The KAU students participated in nine innovative projects, where they won two exclusive prizes and eight medals

RIYADH: King Abdulaziz University (KAU) students accomplished a new international achievement at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2019, which concluded on Sunday, with 38 international medals and awards, with 1,000 entries from 40 countries around the world.

The KAU students participated in nine innovative projects, where they won two exclusive prizes and eight medals: three gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals. They also received 28 special awards from international universities, associations and foundations from France, Russia, Thailand, Egypt, China, Romania, Malaysia, Taiwan and Poland.

Abdulrahman Obaid AI-Youbi, KAU President, congratulated the students and winners of the exhibition and stressed that the KAU is reaping the benefits of the institutional work and the educational and academic development witnessed by the University in the past years.

The KAU delegation to the Exhibition was led by Dr. Masoud Al Qahtani, Dean of Student Affairs, and it included Dr. Iqbal Ismail, Director of the Talent and Creativity Center, Dr. Ibrahim Alawi, Advisor to the Center, Dr. Mohamed Rashid, Director of the Center for Talent and Creativity, Dr. Mohammed Al-Qarni, supervisor of the Center at the University branch in Rabigh, Turki Al-Juhani, and Hossam Khalifa, Secretary of the Center.


Saudi sources deny ‘unsubstantiated’ reports of permitting alcohol

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Saudi sources deny ‘unsubstantiated’ reports of permitting alcohol

  • “The leadership has made it clear from day one; it is simply not happening,”SCTH source tells Arab News
  • The SCTH is responsible for licensing and rating hotels and restaurants

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has no plans to allow the sale or public consumption of alcohol, a senior government source has told Arab News.

The official with access to relevant decision-makers categorically denied “unsubstantiated” media reports in some international and regional news outlets.

“If you read the fake news, you will notice it is all based on hearsay and tweets by accounts known to have a questionable agenda when talking about the Kingdom,” he said.

“As the country moves forward with its reform plans, we expect much speculation and attempts by critics to hold us back. And while people are allowed to speculate and criticize, their speculation should not be treated as the truth.”

A second source at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) also denied such reports. “The leadership has made it clear from day one; it is simply not happening,” he told Arab News. “I have not heard of any plans to allow alcohol in major cities, free zones or new projects.”

The SCTH is responsible for licensing and rating hotels and restaurants. Any plans for the sale or consumption of alcohol would have to go through the commission for implementation. 

Saudi Arabia has witnessed substantial social reforms over the past three years, such as the curbing of the previously unchecked power of the religious police, reopening cinemas and allowing women to drive.

There has also been a major shift on previously prohibited public entertainment and gender mixing. International artists including Mariah Carey, Yanni, Andrea Bocelli, Enrique Iglesias and Black Eyed Peas have all performed.

Tourism projects have included pop-up versions of international restaurants such as Signor Sassi, Nusr-Et and Nobu. None has served alcohol.

“Officials have repeatedly said all changes were and will always be in line with Islamic teachings and traditions,” the senior source told Arab News.