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KSU Rector awarded honorary doctorate degree by Gachon University for outstanding achievements in Public Administration

 

As part of King Saud University's vision to create strategic alliances and strong collaborations with leading universities across the world, Rector Dr. Badran Al-Omar and a delegation from KSU visited South Korea from April 29 to May 02, 2014. The main reason for the visit was an invitation from the prestigious Korean institution, Gachon University to confer Dr. Badran Al-Omar with an honorary doctorate degree for his services and achievements in public administration.

The visit was also an opportunity to discuss areas of collaboration and strengthen relations between King Saud University and important Korean academic and scientific institutions.

The King Saud University delegation headed by the rector visited Gachon University on Wednesday, April 30th where Dr. Badran Al-Omar was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in public administration. The Rector delivered a speech after accepting the degree in which he thanked Gachon University for honoring him and also thanked the leadership of the Saudi Arabia for their role in supporting and developing KSU and higher education within the Kingdom. The Rector and the KSU delegation later met with several important Korean university presidents in a gala dinner hosted by the Korean Saudi Cultural Mission.

The Rector and his delegation visited the Seoul National University and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in the following two days. They met with important leaders of the institutions where they discussed several potential areas of collaboration including Cooperation in research programs and common areas of interests, establishing joint post-graduate programs, visiting scholar programs for faculty and exchange student programs.

Under the leadership of Dr. Badran Alomar, this visit provided a great opportunity for King Saud University to present itself and explore the possibilities of collaboration with these Korean institutions.