MIT Professional Education Launches New Collaboration with Saudi Arabia’s Al Yamamah University

MIT Professional Education is launching a new collaboration with Al Yamamah University (YU) aimed at "promoting diversity at institutions of higher education and supporting the country’s overall development and sociocultural evolution," the prestigious university announced on its website.

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MIT Professional Education in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Women Drivers

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Saudi Women

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Saudi Arabia’s Leejam Sports to offer shares next month

Saudi Arabian sports and fitness business Leejam Sports Co will offer 30 percent of its existing shares in a public offering (IPO) next month, according ...


Saudi Airlines

Saudi Airlines launches special offers for summer

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