Islamic Development Bank, Oxford launch joint scholarship program

By P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR

JEDDAH: The Islamic Development Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding with Oxford University to launch a joint scholarship program that would enable meritorious students from IDB member countries to join the university for a three-year Ph.D. program in science and technology.

IDB President Ahmed Mohamed Ali and Andrew D. Hamilton, vice chancellor of Oxford, signed the agreement at the university in the presence of senior officials and dignitaries of the two institutions together with a number of beneficiaries of IDB scholarships currently studying in UK universities.

The new program is launched within the scope of the IDB Merit Scholarship Program for Science and High-Technology and the Clarendon Fund at Oxford.

The IDB has been running its scholarship program for over 17 years with the objective of developing human resources in member countries. The joint program with Oxford would significantly enhance IDB’s efforts to contribute to the development of its member countries in advanced science and technology sectors.   http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article369441.ece

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