Princess Nourah University tops maths contest

Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University. (Courtesy: PNU)
Updated 14 May 2019

Princess Nourah University tops maths contest

  • Prominent university-level research projects are judged by an elite group of judges

RIYADH: The mathematical sciences department at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University has taken first and third place in a regional competition, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The contest was for students at the Riyadh region level and was organized by the Saudi Association for Mathematical Sciences at King Saud University.
Research by Nourah Al-Harbi, Kafaa Al-Otaibi, and Hoda Awadh, under the supervision of Dr. Mona Ashour, took the top spot. Research about a mathematical model of stem cell therapy for the treatment of cancer, prepared by Nour Al Hoda Mohammed Al-Hajr, Kafa Yaser Al-Zaabouti and Amjad Bandar Al Zoughaibi, under the supervision of Dr. Manar Al Qoodat, ranked third.
Prominent university-level research projects are judged by an elite group of judges, the most important of whom this year was Princess Asmaa Bin Ibrahim Al-Thumairi, who is an assistant professor at the mathematical sciences department of Princess Nourah University.


Madinah museum showcases over 2,000 rare artifacts

Updated 23 August 2019

Madinah museum showcases over 2,000 rare artifacts

  • The museum has issued more than 44 books and publications on Madinah’s architecture

MADINAH: Dar Al-Madinah Museum offers visitors the opportunity to view historical pieces associated with the Prophet’s life. It features artifacts that capture the history, heritage, social life and culture of Madinah.

The museum’s executive director, Hassan Taher, said that it aims to promote the noble values of the Prophet Muhammad, encourage a sense of belonging and capture the history, culture and heritage of Madinah. The exhibits start with the Prophet’s life and end with the Saudi era.

Taher said: “The museum carries out specialized research in Madinah’s architectural heritage. It contains a library of relevant books, research and magazines, all of which are accessible to researchers.”

He said that the museum has issued more than 44 books and publications on Madinah’s architecture.

Taher explained that when preparing the museum’s narrative, it was necessary to reconcile temporal and spatial contexts so they created an added moral and intellectual value for the visitor.

He added: “There are around 2,000 artifacts in the museum’s exhibition halls. These include antiquities, extremely accurate models, handicrafts, manuscripts, documents, correspondence, old publications, postage stamps, photographs and artworks.”

One of the museum’s most valuable exhibits is a large collection of rare pieces associated with important moments in the Prophet’s life and the history of Madinah. 

These include various parts of the Kaaba, rare coins used in Madinah during different eras, ancient pottery, Islamic manuscripts, jewelry and collectibles from the pre-Islamic era.

Taher said that the museum has a professional team of guides who speak several languages, including English, Turkish, Urdu and Malay.