‘Time’: Saudi Arabia’s KAUST announces theme of science festival

KAUST, founded in 2009, is a private research university located in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)
Updated 11 January 2019
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‘Time’: Saudi Arabia’s KAUST announces theme of science festival

  • Part of KAUST’s Winter Enrichment Program (WEP), the festival will run from Jan. 13 to Jan. 24

JEDDAH: The theme of this year’s festival of science, being launched by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), will be “Time.”
Part of KAUST’s Winter Enrichment Program (WEP), the festival will run from Jan. 13 to Jan. 24, and will feature 12 keynote lectures.
A Nobel Laureate will be among those addressing delegates along with world-leading experts in the fields of sleep, consciousness, nutrition, the universe, dreams, society and history.
Writers, artists and filmmakers will be taking part in the festival which will include workshops, exhibitions and displays of the latest virtual reality technology.


King Salman receives outgoing Brazilian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

King Salman receives outgoing Brazilian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Flavio Marega in Riyadh on Wednesday. SPA
Updated 24 January 2019
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King Salman receives outgoing Brazilian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

  • The reception at the Yamamah Palace in Riyadh was attended by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir

King Salman received on Wednesday outgoing Brazilian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Flavio Marega. 

The ambassador paid farewell to the king on the occasion of the end of his term as an ambassador of his country to the Kingdom.

The reception at the Yamamah Palace in Riyadh was attended by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir.

Later, King Salman received senior officials of the Ministry of Commerce and Investment, presidents of chambers of commerce, and a number of businessmen.

During the reception, the king stressed the important role of the private sector in achieving development goals in the Kingdom and raising the level of provided services.

The audience was attended by Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qassabi and Governor of Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization Saad bin Othman Al-Qasabi.