Saudi university, Massachusetts Institute of Technology forum to promote research culture

Saudi university, Massachusetts Institute of Technology forum to promote research culture
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Updated 20 October 2019

Saudi university, Massachusetts Institute of Technology forum to promote research culture

Saudi university, Massachusetts Institute of Technology forum to promote research culture
  • The program aims to support Saudi women scholars and give them the opportunity to conduct scientific research under the supervision of MIT faculty members

RIYADH: In cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) is organizing a forum to introduce the Ibn Khaldun Fellowship Program for Saudi women researchers with Ph.D. degrees.
The forum will be held at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah University, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, and KACST in Riyadh.
The program aims to support Saudi women scholars and give them the opportunity to conduct scientific research under the supervision of MIT faculty members.
It also seeks to promote a scientific research environment in Saudi universities and establish a base of Saudi women researchers by enriching their research skills so that they can lead scientific fields in the future.
The forum will showcase and evaluate the program’s previous experiences and the fellowship journey, which begins by choosing candidates and continues to the research phase.
Since its inception, the program has supported 32 Saudi women with Ph.Ds. who have published about 50 research papers for scientific conferences and publications and filed several patents.