(MENAFN - The Peninsula)
Riyadh: The 21st meeting of the rectors and presidents of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) universities and higher education institutions will kick off in Riyadh Wednesday to discuss common academic development programs.
Saudi Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil will open the higher education summit which hosted by Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU).
Commenting on the event and arrangement Fawzan bin Abdul-Rahman Al-Fawzan IMSIU acting rector said that the meeting will discuss a number of issues and themes relating to scientific and academic aspects dealt with by universities and higher education institutions in GCC countries and how to work collectively on academic developments the (Arab News) reported Tuesday.
"The meeting aims to contribute to the promotion of higher education mobility in the GCC countries" he added.
Fahd Al-Asker IMSIU vice rector for higher studies and academic research who held the preparatory meeting for the mega-event on higher education said that the agenda for the meeting includes discussions on a number of topics including uniformity in academic curriculum students at universities and government institutions of higher education as well as joint investments in education in the Gulf countries.