Education

“Congratulations to All Saudi Students and Their Families”
05/21/2013

“Congratulations to All Saudi Students and Their Families”

“One of the greatest pleasures of my work as the American ambassador to Saudi Arabia is to celebrate the many successes of the US-Saudi relationship. This month, I am particularly thrilled to congratulate the approximately 8,000 Saudi King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP) students who will graduate from US colleges and universities this year.”

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Al-Naimi
05/15/2013

Energy, Education and Economic Development – Al Naimi

“We are also using energy revenues to invest in our most important asset: people. We are investing in schools and universities, and we are trying to give our young people the skills they will need to compete in the 21st century. Again, it will not happen overnight, but we are making progress. “

Connecting Students with Jobs
05/15/2013

Connecting Students with Jobs

“One cannot fail to mention the cumulative effect of Saudis being fully employed on their families and the social structure of society. The opposite is equally profound, but with disastrous results.”

Empowerment, Entrepreneurship and Education : A Conversation with Munirah Alghamdi
05/06/2013

Empowerment, Entrepreneurship and Education : A Conversation with Munirah Alghamdi

The constant and important work to build bridges and develop human resources has been a focus of government agencies, businesses, student groups, associations, informal arrangements and others, in an effort to strengthen Saudi-American ties. One example has been a program called, “Fostering the Next Generation of Women Leaders,” which brought together 25 women from across the Middle East for seminars and visits in Washington and Abu Dhabi.

Commentary | Saudi Students Abroad: Experience Matters – Batarfi
04/30/2013

Commentary | Saudi Students Abroad: Experience Matters – Batarfi

“We could have invited these universities into the Kingdom, like some of our neighbors did in their countries. It is a good idea, but it doesn’t provide our youth with the global prospective and cultural experience they get when living in other nations and interacting with different communities.”