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KSU invites nominations for Colleges’ Deans

Sunday, February 2, 2014

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KSU invites nominations for Colleges’ Deans

 A KSU advisory committee for the selection of Deans of Colleges and Institutions has initiated nomination for new deans of colleges under the direction of KSU Rector Badran Al-Omar. The nomination for the following posts is open: Deans for College of Dentistry, College of Nursing, College of Food and Agriculture Sciences, and College of Languages […]

Latest KSU Research Reveals Benefits of Ajwa Dates

Monday, September 30, 2013

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Latest KSU Research Reveals Benefits of Ajwa Dates

New research from King Saud University into the health benefits of the famous Ajwa dates from Medina shows the fruit has anti-inflammatory properties similar to commercially available drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin. The research, published in the 61st issue of the US-based Journal for Agriculture and Food Chemistry, also shows that Ajwa dates contain active […]

KSU Secures Bee-Saving Patent

Sunday, September 29, 2013

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KSU Secures Bee-Saving Patent

A device developed at King Saud University that aids in the collection of honey by keeping bees away from a hive’s screens received a European patent early in September. The device limits disturbance to bees so that fewer bees die during honey collection, which the inventors say will help maintain fragile hive populations. Professors Ahmed Al-Khazim, […]

US Prof speaks at College of Agriculture

Thursday, September 19, 2013

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US Prof speaks at College of Agriculture

Treating plants with resistant genes has been in the spotlight this week at King Saud University, with a lecture from a renowned agriculture professor from the University of Arizona on Tuesday. Professor Judith Brown presented a lecture in the main hall at the College of Food and Agricultural Sciences on the ways in which genes can be […]

Agriculture Faculty go International over Summer

Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Agriculture Faculty go International over Summer

Faculty members from King Saud University’s College of Food and Agricultural Sciences participated in a range of international conferences, workshops, and training courses over the past two months, building on the University’s strong connections with international researchers and its position as a regional leader in Agricultural sciences. Notable among the faculty’s international visits was rector of academic […]

KSU date palm researchers speak at Agriculture conference

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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KSU date palm researchers speak at Agriculture conference

King Saud University’s Chair of Date Palm Research (CDPR) has been one of the guests of honour during the Saudi Society for Agricultural Sciences’ Seventh Conference on the Al-Masra farm in Al-Kheta in the Provence of Hail. Held from Tuesday May 7 until Wednesday May 9 on the farm, owned by Sheikh Ali bin Mohammed Al-Gami’a, […]

Gulf farmers discuss the future of regional food production

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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Gulf farmers discuss the future of regional food production

Farming experts from across the Gulf are flocking to Hail Provence to learn about the latest developments in agricultural technology at the seventh convention of the Saudi Society for Agricultural Sciences. Sponsored by His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Abdul Mohsen bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Hail Region, the convention entitled ‘Agriculture and food security challenges […]

Judith Brown, plant diseases expert speaks at KSU

Sunday, May 5, 2013

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Judith Brown, plant diseases expert speaks at KSU

A renowned expert in plant diseases has addressed students at King Saud University on viruses present in important legume crops grown in Saudi Arabia and how these diseases can be managed. Professor Judith Brown, from the University of Arizona, USA spoke at the College of Food and Agricultural Sciences on Sunday May 5. The lecture is […]

KSU professor lauded with ground breaking qualification

Sunday, April 28, 2013

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KSU professor lauded with ground breaking qualification

Professor Hamza M. Abu-Tarboush from King Saud University’s Department of Food and Nutrition Sciences has become the first Arab ever to be awarded a qualification in nutrition and diet from the world renowned Institute of Food Technologists in the USA. The certificate of nutrition and diet now makes Abu-Tarboush a fully certified food scientist, one of […]

Hail University hosts KSU for Saudi Biological Society Convention

Monday, April 15, 2013

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Hail University hosts KSU for Saudi Biological Society Convention

KSU’s College of Food and Agricultural Sciences attended the 28th Scientific Convention of the Saudi Biological Society hosted at Hail University over the past week. There were more than four hundred participants from both Saudi and foreign universities at the convention which ran from April 9 to 12. KSU’s College of Food Science and Agriculture submitted […]

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