Saudi team competing in UK math olympiad

In this file photo, Saudi Arabia's contestants in the Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad in St. Petersburg, Russia, display the medals they won in the competition held from April 20 to 28. Saudis are currently competing in the 11-day International Math Olympiad that started in the UK on July 11, 2019. (Mawhiba photo)
Updated 12 July 2019

Saudi team competing in UK math olympiad

  • Saudi Arabia has has won a total of 31 medals in its previous participations in the IMO

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, represented by King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) and the Ministry of Education, is competing in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) being held in the UK from July 11-22, 2019.
This is the Kingdom’s 15th participation in the IMO, where it has won a total of 31 medals including 6 silver and 25 bronze, as well as 10 certificates of appreciation.
The Saudi team participating in the olympiad has been nominated after a series of tests and evaluation results at the training sessions organized by Mawhiba, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu.
The IMO is an annual international competition that includes a high-level test consisting of six questions over two days, with the participation of pre-university students under the age of 20. Each country puts forward a team of a maximum of six students.
Seven countries took part in the first Olympiad in Romania in 1959. The number of participating countries has grown over the years to reach 116 this year.

350,000 books to feature at Jeddah fair

Updated 14 November 2019

350,000 books to feature at Jeddah fair

JEDDAH: Hundreds of authors from around the world are preparing to take part in a prestigious Saudi book festival.

The Jeddah International Book Fair, to be staged in South Obhur from Dec. 11 to 21, will feature more than 350,000 volumes to cater to all reading tastes.

Now in its fifth edition, the cultural event, run under the patronage of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, will see the participation of 400 Saudi, Arab and international publishing houses from 40 different countries.

Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed, who is head of the fair’s supreme committee, has been coordinating the organization of the event which will include book-signing sessions by 200 authors.

The exhibition, occupying 30,000 square meters, is one of the biggest specialized expos in the Kingdom, and aims to promote reading and the cultural environment.

The fair will also include a program of seminars, lectures and indoor and outdoor theater productions, along with documentary films for families and children, and workshops in visual arts, photography and Arabic calligraphy.

The Jeddah fair is supported by Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud, who believes it reflects the city’s culture and traditions, along with backing from Minister of Media Turki Al-Shabanah. SPA Jeddah