Jouf Governor honors Almarai Academic Excellence Prize winners
Al-Jouf University hosted the award ceremony of Almarai Academic Excellence Prize. Almarai Company in collaboration with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology “KACST” sponsor this prize. HRH Prince Fahad bin Bader bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Jouf region, patronized the event, which was attended by HH Sultan bin Mohammad bin Saud Al-Kabir, Almarai’s Chairman of the Board, and HH Turki bin Saudi bin Mohammad, KACST President.
In the its 15th edition, in the outstanding Scientist Branch, the prize was won by both Dr. Samy Bakir Balbas, and Dr. Mohammad Tahir Abulmaati Yusuf. Prize of the Innovative Work Branch was awarded to Dr. Ihab Salahuddin Mohammad and KSU participating team. In the Scientific research Branch, the prize went to the Genetics Department, KFSH&RC.
HH Prince Sultan bin Mohammad bin Saud Al-Kabir, Almarai’s Chairman of the Board of Directors said the company takes pride in co-partnering in sponsoring and managing this prize together with KACST. He added that
Almarai Academic Excellence Prize is the only private sector prize under royal patronage and under National Commission for Assessment and Academic Accreditation “NCAAA”. HH Prince Sultan pointed out that paying tribute to the winners is a mutual understanding by Almarai and KACST of the dire need to honor 0ur innovative scientists and publish their papers properly, in order to qualitatively and quantitatively the scientific research movement in Saudi Arabia.
The Board Chairman indicated that Almarai sponsorship and support of this prize and others implements its societal role as a duty towards out dear homeland in order to partly repay this giving nation under the leadership of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, his Crown Prince and his Deputy Crown Prince, may Allah protect them.
It is worth mentioning that Almarai sponsors several annual scientific prizes, such as Almarai for Studious Excellence, with ABEGS held alternatively annually in one GCC capital. Almarai also sponsors Almarai Veterinarian Prize in collaboration with King Faisal University, Al-Ihsa. The Company sponsors Academic Excellences Prize as well.