King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) participated in the 8th International Exhibition & Conference on Higher Education, held in Riyadh under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and inaugurated by Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh, Minister of Education on Tuesday 10 April 2019.
KFUPM’s wing witnessed a high turnout of students and visitors, and its representatives responded to students' questions and inquiries regarding admission, registration, graduate, preparatory year, colleges and academic programs.
The wing included the University's publications, introductory leaflets on admission requirements and the student's guide. It also included some publications on the university's development and its pioneering initiatives in the fields of education, scientific research and community service, as well as the university's innovation system and technical leadership.
KFUPM Rector, Dr. Sahel N. Abduljauwad pointed that the rapid increase in the growth of scientific knowledge, technical discoveries and their impact on university education requires the convening of such conferences to enhance the ability of the universities to meet the challenges of higher education and to offer distinguished graduates.
KFUPM has continued its efforts to achieve Saudi Vision 2030 and has continued to launch initiatives and programs in the fields of energy, environment and water, expand the impact of the innovation and entrepreneurship system, and develop the management of nonprofit organization as well as R&D initiatives.
The conference included workshops that provided participants with means of communication with local & foreign universities and information on the organizations interested in higher education. These workshops taught the students what they are interested in, including how to choose the appropriate university, the university experience and how to perform their role, studying abroad, curriculum development and specialization, virtual education, university output and labor market.