KFUPM is ‘driving force’ behind innovation in KSA

Prince Saud bin Naif. (SPA)
Updated 29 September 2016
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KFUPM is ‘driving force’ behind innovation in KSA

DHAHRAN: Prince Saud bin Naif, governor of the Eastern Province, has asserted the keenness of the province to inform the local and international community of the services provided by King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), as well as highlighting the achievements and patents of the university.
He said this at a meeting held recently in Dammam, where the governor received Khaled bin Saleh Al-Sultan, rector of KFUPM, as well as its deans.
Prince Saud praised the achievements and research of the Dhahran Techno Valley, stressing that KFUPM is one of the important institutions in the field of scientific research and achievement.
He said that many of the leaders of the Kingdom are graduates of this prestigious university, noting that all Saudi citizens are proud of the achievements of this university.
The governor said: “KFUPM’s academic staff shall maintain this outstanding and prestigious global level achieved by the university,” noting that the university is one of the most important factories producing the minds of scientists and creators in the Kingdom.
Dean of KFUPM Khaled Al-Sultan submitted a report on the new academic year, development plans, and future projects of the university.
KFUPM recently ranked first in the Arab world according to the QS World University Rankings. It also ranked fourth globally in terms of patents, with 126 patents in 2015 compared to 40 patents in 2007. There are still 225 patents awaiting grant, Al-Sultan said.
He said: “The number of students who enrolled in the summer semester reached more than 4,500 for the first time, in addition to 2,250 students accepted for the current academic year.”
Al-Sultan thanked Prince Saud for his unwavering support for the university and his wise directives that aim to achieve the interest of the university and its students.


Sports authority sets up Italian-themed village for AC Milan and Juventus fans 

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Sports authority sets up Italian-themed village for AC Milan and Juventus fans 

  • The village emulates ancient Italian cities, as well as cultural and historical elements of Italy and Saudi Arabia
  • The village will host a variety of activities, including two theatrical performances

 

JEDDAH: The Saudi General Sports Authority (GSA) has set up an Italian-themed village for AC Milan and Juventus fans attending the Italian Super Cup match on Wednesday at King Abdullah Sports City stadium.

The village emulates ancient Italian cities, as well as cultural and historical elements of Italy and Saudi Arabia. 

Fans will also be served dishes from the cuisines of both countries and enjoy Italian music.

The village will host a variety of activities, including two theatrical performances. The first will commence at 6 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m.

The Italian village is located in front of gate 6. Events will take place between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Juventus stars, including Cristiano Ronaldo, landed in Jeddah on Monday, while AC Milan team members arrived on Sunday morning. 

The Italian stars received a warm welcome by their fans in the Kingdom. 

The GSA announced on Twitter that cameras are not allowed during the Super Cup final.

Both AC Milan and Juventus have won the Super Cup title seven times since the annual football competition was launched in 1988.

Saudi Arabia will become the fifth foreign nation to host the Super Cup after the US, China, Libya and Qatar.

An agreement to host the match was signed in June by Turki Al-Sheikh, the GSA’s then-chairman, and Marco Brunelli, executive director of the Italian Professional Football League.