2001 News Story

New faculties to be set up at Saudi universities

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz has approved resolutions taken during its recent 19th session by the Higher Education Council to set up a number of new faculties in medicine and pharmacology, and to amend the names of certain others. Minister of Higher Education Dr. Khalid Al-Angary explained that a pharmacology faculty will be established at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, and that two new faculties, of pharmacology and of dentistry, will be set up at King Khalid University in Abha. He added that a center for medical research will be set up affiliated to the center of scientific research and Islamic heritage at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, and there will be a new center for scientific research into environmental and tourism studies at King Khalid University in Abha. He also reported on the amendments to the names of certain existing faculties and departments, and announced that memoranda of scientific and cultural cooperation had been signed between King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, and universities in Tunisia and in Canada.