King Saud University, Intel in deal
Riyadh, November 18, 2008
King Saud University (KSU), Intel and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) have signed a MoU to start consultancy cooperation and set up a laboratory to develop curriculum for computer technology for multi-core processors.
The MoU was signed by Dr Ziad bin Othman Al Hugail, dean deputy for educational and academic affairs and Abulaziz Al-Noghaither, general manager Intel Saudi Arabia, in the presence of Dr Abdullah Bin Abdurrahman Al Othman, rector of King Saud University and William A Swope, Intel Corporation vice president and general manager of Intel’s Corporate Affairs Group.
“Through collaboration with Intel we are utilising a long experience of this company to provide access to global best practices in the field of technical education and the integration of access to future technology trends,” stated Dr Al Othman.
“The Arab World is developing rapidly and its imperative that both teachers and students have the tools for developing skills needed in the 21st century. Intel has been actively involved in education for forty years, we believe that students at all levels everywhere, deserve the chance to develop the skills to become innovators,” added Swope.
It was also agreed to provide a laboratory for the development of school curricula in computer technology for multi-core processors (Multi core lab) and training a group of faculty members to use the lab.-TradeArabia News Service