Saudi Arabia Highlights its Efforts in Developing Innovation at GCC Forum on Reality and Future of Research, Innovation

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Research Development and Innovation Authority, recently took part in a forum entitled “The Reality and Future of Research and Innovation in the GCC Countries 2023.” This event was organized by the Omani Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, in collaboration with the Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Dr. Hani Choudhry, the representative from the authority, showcased the efforts undertaken by the Kingdom to bolster the research, development, and innovation sector. He also shed light on national initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of scientific research and innovation outputs.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

PM’s Office: Starting Procedures For Sending 5,000 Scholarship Students To Obtain Master’s And Doctoral Degrees From International Universities

The Media Office of the Prime Minister announced the start of procedures for sending 5,000 scholarship students to obtain master’s and doctoral degrees from international universities.

The office stated in a statement: “The opening of scholarship applications will take place for the period from August 15 to September 15.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Kuwait Teachers Society 60 year anniv.

Since the establishment of Kuwait Teachers Society (KTS), 60 years ago, it has been the beating heart of teachers and the education process, as well as the right arm of the Ministry of Education in Kuwait. On the society’s 60 year anniversary, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) has reviewed KTS visions and strategies to achieve its national goals, especially regarding providing better services and care teachers.

In this context, the society’s Chairman Hamad Al-Holi said that the Kuwait Teachers Society went through different historical phases that directly influenced the education process in Kuwait, most notably the Iraqi invasion 1990 where education stopped for about a year and resumed after, adding that COVID-19 epidemic was another challenge that the education process faced.

He said that KTS, as an entity for those entrusted with implementing the educational process in the country, history records its national, educational and societal role in contributing to dealing with the repercussions of COVID-19 in different governmental authorities, such as supporting the National Assembly’s decisions, ensuring the continuation of online education while taking in consideration the students’ safety.

After the epidemic, the Teachers Society launched “Education After Pandemic Initiative”, aimed at supporting decision makers to reform education and make sure it continues in case of any future events that might prevent teachers and students to go to school.

KTS was keen to collaborate with academics and educational experts, and to hold interviews broadcasted live on social media during the pandemic, such as the Ministry of Education and Kuwait Teachers Society role in developing teachers’ competence presented by Dr. Ghazi Al-Rashedi, an interview on educational applications by DR. Abdullah Al-Failakawi, another about family and its role in the education by Dr. Ebrahim Al-Khlaifi and so many others.

The society’s Secretary Dr. Saad Al-Janfawi said that KTS has been the legitimate representative for male and female teachers before different authorities in the country to defend their educational issues, especially as it represents them officially in the education committee of the National Assembly. Al-Janfawi added that the association, in cooperation with the Community Service and Continuing Education Center at Kuwait University, with the aim of refining the experiences and skills of teachers and students, has established a training and development center that provides academic and educational consultations, along with establishing Leadership Preparation Academy.

Member of the Board of Directors Nadia Al-Rubaian said to KUNA that KTS was distinguished by its remedial classes, the quality and competence of the teachers who work to raise the students’ capabilities.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

The Ministry of Education announces Iraq’s official accession to the Council of the International Center for Excellence in Scientific Research (SESAME).

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research announced that Iraq has officially joined the Synchrotron Council for Experimental Sciences and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME), which specializes in advanced and distinguished scientific research.

A majority vote took place on Tuesday, corresponding to 11/ 7/2023, on Iraq joining the (SESAME) Center during the council meeting at the University (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) in Spain.

The Chairman of the Council, Professor Rolf Hoyer, and the former head of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, confirmed the acceptance of Iraq’s membership as an associate member, which will provide the appropriate field to support solid scientific research and enable Iraqi researchers to accomplish advanced scientific research and contribute to publishing in international journals with a high impact factor that has a direct impact on the academic reputation of universities and their classification globally.

It is noteworthy that the (SESAME) Center is the first international center of excellence in scientific research in the Middle East, similar to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Europe, and it represents a joint governmental organization among member states under the auspices of UNESCO and hosted by Jordan and neighboring countries in terms of medicine, biology, science, physics, chemistry, health care, environment and archeology, and contributes to building and bridging scientific cooperation among the countries of the region and the world.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Kuwait Crown Prince congratulates outstanding high school students

His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent cables on Sunday to outstanding high-school students.

His Highness the Crown Prince commended the students for their phenomenal performance and great efforts, wishing them best of luck in their future.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait Amir congratulates outstanding high school students

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent cables on Sunday to outstanding high-school students.

His Highness the Amir commended the students for their phenomenal performance and great efforts, wishing them best of luck in their future.

Source: Kuwait News Agency