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Saudi Arabia: Potato and plantain batteries show promise

A simple battery powered by potatoes may soon become a reality as scientists in developing countries move closer to commercialising their research. The idea of batteries made out of vegetable matter sandwiched between zinc and copper plates is being trialled by several groups around the world, including Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. Suliman Abdalla, professor of physics at King Abdulaziz …

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Saudi Arabia: 7 new colleges approved by King Abdullah

JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has approved seven new colleges including two medical colleges, Higher Education Minister Khaled Al-Anqari announced on Monday. The new colleges will be established in Tabuk (college of business) Hail (business of administration), Baha (college of computer science and information technology), Hafr Al-Baten (college of business administration) and Asyah, Qassim (college of …

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Saudi Education Minister clarifies stand on new women universities

MAKKAH: Higher Education Minister Khaled Al-Anqari said on Tuesday that the establishment of new women’s universities in the Kingdom would depend on the outcome of Princess Noura University in Riyadh. “On the basis of that results future decisions will be taken either to establish new women universities or to keep the existing system,” he told reporters after opening a conference …

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Saudi woman teacher wins education award at MEA Forum

JEDDAH: A Saudi woman secondary school teacher in Jubail has won an international award for the innovative educational methods she presented during the annual Partners in Learning Middle East and Africa Forum held in Jordan recently.

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Google to help Saudi businesses get online

The “Getting Saudi Businesses Online” initiative will launch later this year, and is expected to be rolled out to other countries in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena). It will be similar to Google schemes elsewhere in the world, such as “Getting British Business Online”.

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Islamic states urged to adopt ambitious science plans

[ISLAMABAD] Ambitious proposals to put innovation at the heart of research efforts across the Islamic world were approved by science leaders from member countries of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) last week (11–13 January).

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Sierra Leone: Saudi Arabia encouraged by progress in IT

Sierra Leone’s Information Attaché to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Middle-East and Gulf States early this week told a group of government officials, medical practitioners, academicians and businessmen in Riyadh about the Pan African e-Network project launched in Sierra Leone about a few months ago.

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Islamic Analysis: Science reforms need to show results

Reforms of science and higher education must deliver results to gain support of society, says science policy specialist Athar Osama. Excellence in higher education and scientific research is not generally attributed to contemporary Muslim societies. For centuries, Muslims have gone through an equivalent of Europe’s Dark Ages and have longed for the dawning of another golden age of science.

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