On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, His Excellency the Minster of Higher Education Dr. Khaled Al Anqari inaugurated the events of the International Exhibition for Higher Education at Riyadh International Exhibition Center last Tuesday 26, January 2010.
The Exhibition organized by the Ministry of Higher Education from 26-29 January hosted a number of universities and international organizations with a number of participants exceeding 300 from world-class universities such as Oxford and Cambridge from the UK, Yale and Berkeley from the US, Toronto and McGill University from Canada, Universitat de Barcelona from Spain, Sidney University and The Australian National University from Australia and Tokyo University from Japan.
Participating in the IEHE2010 were a number of international higher education institutions and relevant international organizations as well as various Saudi universities, higher education institutes, e-learning institutes and research and study centers that reached 340 representing 30 countries.
After the opening ceremony, Dr. Al-Anqari toured the Exhibition and visited many corners such as King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences where he was received by Dr. Bandar Al Knawy the CEO of the National Guard Health Affairs and the President of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Dr. Al Knawy explained briefly the upcoming projects for KSAU-HS and the medical cities in the Central, West and East regions as well as the evolution of King Abdullah International Medical Research Center. He also highlighted the educational opportunities in the University, post-graduate programs and the National & Gulf Center for Evidence Based Health Practice.
Dr. Mohammed Al Moamary – Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Faculty of Medicine – said that Dr. Khaled Al-Anqari was briefed on a number of academic and scientific programs as well as the activities and research programs. He added that Dr. Khaled Al-Anqari commended the University’s activities and achievements, pointing out how much it had developed in a short period of time.
It is worth noting that KSAU-Hs students participated in various events in the Exhibition. They also aided the organizing committee in welcoming visitors and providing them with informed details about the University and its activities much to the appreciation of the visitors.
The International Exhibition for Higher Education (IEHE) event program included 18 sessions where more than 50 international speakers representing the seven continents in light of global competition. The participants discussed the methods and importance of developing educational systems to prepare young students to be creative and innovative to effectively contribute in advancing their communities