(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Nov 6 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) on Monday announced the 2017 winners' list of its prize for Kuwaiti and Arab scientists and the prize for Kuwaiti researchers.
The Kuwait Prize for Applied Sciences went to Dr. Mohammad Alaa-Eddin, Lebanon, and Shaker Mohammad (Egypt), said KFAS Director General Dr. Adnan Shehab Eddin in a press release.
Lebanese Dr. Suma Bujouda won an education prize, while Nabil Matter, also Lebanese, was awarded that of Art and Literature. Jordanian Dr. Omar Yaghi won a prize in chemistry.
Dr. Maron Khalil, Lebanon, won the Arabic and Islamic Scientific Heritage, only announced every third year.
The Scientific Production Prize was awarded to five Kuwaitis this year: Dr. Talal Al-Azmi (Physical Sciences and Mathematics); Dr. Majid Al-Dihani (Engineering Sciences); Dr. Raed Al-Roughani (Medical Sciences and Allied Health Science); Dr. Fayez Al-Thufairi (Social Sciences and Humanities) and Dr. Mashari Al-Fereih (Administration and Economics).
Dr. Shehab Eddin noted that the sixth prize of Scientific Production, Biological Sciences, was withheld.
The Kuwait Prize was launched in 1979 in fulfillment of KFAS's strategy to support scientific research and encourage scholars and researchers in Kuwait and all other Arab countries. The Scientific Production Prize was established in response to an initiative of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait to honor distinguished Kuwaitis holding a doctorate degree in various fields of knowledge. The two annual prizes are designed to recognize intellectual achievements that serve the interest of scientific advancement and support efforts to raise the standard of culture in various fields. (end) zak.rb.msa
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