Abdullah Salman Al-Salman, vice rector of King Saud University

Abdullah Salman Al-Salman, vice rector of King Saud University
Dr. Abdullah Salman Al-Salman
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Updated 13 September 2020

Abdullah Salman Al-Salman, vice rector of King Saud University

Abdullah Salman Al-Salman, vice rector of King Saud University
  • Al-Salman did a master’s in survey engineering from the University of Wisconsin — Madison in the US

Dr. Abdullah Salman Al-Salman has been the vice rector of King Saud University (KSU) since December 2014.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at KSU’s College of Engineering in 1986. Al-Salman went to the US on a scholarship. In 1991, he did a master’s in survey engineering from the University of Wisconsin — Madison in the US. Five years later, he did a Ph.D. in the use of airborne global positioning systems from the same university.
Al-Salman, who is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation, has worked as the vice rector at KSU for educational and academic affairs from 2009 to 2015. He also served as a registration supervisor at the College of Engineering from 1997 to 1999. He worked as vice dean of admission and registration for three months in 2005.
Al-Salman has taken part in a project to modernize and produce aerial photographs and digital maps for the holy sites in Makkah.
He has also served as a freelance consultant for the Riyadh municipality in several projects.
Al-Salman, who has presented several research papers, is a member of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers as well as the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. Al-Salman is also a board member of the Saudi General Commission for Survey.


Cabinet reaffirms Saudi commitment to Yemen security, development

Updated 02 December 2020

Cabinet reaffirms Saudi commitment to Yemen security, development

NEOM: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday reaffirmed its keenness on achieving security and development for the people of Yemen.
The Cabinet urged moving forward to implement the Riyadh Agreement to promote peace and stability, through a a comprehensive political solution.
The Cabinet also addressed the recently announced Digital Cooperation Organization, which sees Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and Pakistan participating in the initiative.
The agreement aims to strengthen cooperation across all innovation-driven areas and accelerate the growth of the digital economy.
The ministers also reviewed efforts to uproot corruption in the Kingdom, highlighting an agreement co-signed by the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to carry out the Riyadh Initiative, aiming at consolidating international cooperation among law-enforcing agencies relating to fighting corruption.
At the session, which was chaired virtually by King Salman because of the pandemic, the Kingdom reiterated its denunciation of the terrorist attack that targeted civilians in Nigeria. The attack, near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, left over 40 people dead over the weekend.
The Cabinet reaffirmed the Kingdom’s stand along the side of Nigeria against such heinous acts which target lives of the innocents and destabilize security and stability, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.
The government also authorized the interior minister to sign a MoU with the UK’s Home Office on cooperation in the field of civil defense and civil protection.
The Cabinet also authorized the Board of Directors of the Communications and Information Technology Commission to hold public auctions for the frequency spectrum for commercial purposes.
The ministers also approved the Juvenile Law and the Chambers of Commerce Law.