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KAUST-Based Startup Nomadd Closes $1M Investment Round With KAUST Innovation Fund
Culture & Education | Sunday 5 June, 2016 2:05 pm
KAUST-based startup NOMADD (NO-water Mechanical Automated Dusting Device) recently closed a Series A funding round from the KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) Innovation Fund totaling USD 1,000,000. NOMADD is a smart and ecological desert solar panel cleaning system...
Saudi Female Awarded SAR 68,260 by Women Empowerment Initiative ‘Creativity for a Cause’
Culture & Education | Wednesday 1 June, 2016 9:41 am
A Saudi national and a faculty-member from Dar Al Hekma - a leading Saudi University - received the region-wide women’s empowerment Creativity for a Cause 2016 Award, led by Philadelphia from Mondelēz International.  With a total of 3652 votes, the GCC winner title was awarded to Manar...
Horse riding, swimming to be introduced in public schools
Culture & Education | Wednesday 1 June, 2016 4:38 am
The Education Ministry is introducing horse riding and swimming at public schools this coming academic year as an optional activity, forming part of its overhaul of the country’s extracurricular program for students and in line with the goals of Vision 2030. These activities will be...
Only on OSN, the magic of Disney Junior 
now in Arabic too
Culture & Education | Tuesday 31 May, 2016 5:31 pm
OSN, the leading pay-TV network in the Middle East and North Africa, is giving children across the region the opportunity to experience all their favourite Disney Junior content in Arabic.   Little ones can now experience the exceptional line-up of magical, musical and heartfelt stories...
A center for media excellence
Culture & Education | Saturday 28 May, 2016 6:45 am
MINISTER of Culture and Information Adel Al-Turaifi opened on Thursday evening the new headquarters of the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) in Riyadh. Speaking on the occasion, Al-Turaifi, who is also chairman of the board of directors of SPA, described the new building as an excellent addition to the...
Al-Turaifi inaugurates new SPA headquarters
Culture & Education | Friday 27 May, 2016 6:17 am
Minister of Culture and Information Adel Al-Turaifi opened on Thursday evening the new headquarters of the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) in Riyadh. The 10-story building, with the state-of-the-art facilities, is located in Al-Sahafa district in the north of Riyadh. Speaking on the occasion,...
King patronizes KAU celebrations
Culture & Education | Wednesday 25 May, 2016 10:27 pm
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman attends the 50th anniversary celebrations of King Abdulaziz University at King Faisal Conference Center in the premises of the university in Jeddah on Wednesday evening. The King also toured the pavilions of the exhibition, organized on the sidelines of ...
Saudi Arabia wins first among Arab countries at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Culture & Education | Sunday 22 May, 2016 1:39 pm
Saudi Arabia wins eight awards at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair – The world’s largest high school science research competition. The winning Saudi projects are in the following categories: Earth and Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Engineering...
Students Receive Smart New Equipment from wasl Asset Management Group
Culture & Education | Sunday 22 May, 2016 8:53 am
wasl Asset Management Group has equipped Al Jahiz Boys School in Dubai with an innovative ‘Smart Class Room’ that includes electronic devices and furnishings as part of their school maintenance CSR programme. A delegation headed by the CEO of wasl Asset Management Group, HE Hesham Al...
Over 2.6 million students start annual school exams today
Culture & Education | Sunday 15 May, 2016 3:35 am
Over 1.6 million male and female school students are scheduled to start their annual examinations Sunday morning, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Examinations will be held for intermediate and secondary school students in all public and private schools all over the Kingdom. Elementary school ...