King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) launches "Academy 32."
Riyadh, November 05, 2023, In a significant move, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has officially launched "Academy 32." This academy has been established to offer comprehensive training programs adhering to international best practices. Its primary focus is on nurturing the skills of professionals within the research, development, and innovation sector, as well as catering to individuals engaged in the realms of science and technology. It also extends its reach to students who harbor a keen interest in research, development, and innovation.
Dr. Saud Al-Fadhel, the CEO of "Academy 32," elucidated that the academy's core objective is to enhance awareness, disseminate knowledge, harness energies and talents, and actively contribute to the realization of national goals. Furthermore, it aspires to play a pivotal role in constructing an economy rooted in innovation, thereby serving as a linchpin for scientific advancement and economic growth. The academy is resolute in its mission to prepare and empower a cadre of national talents capable of making a sustainable impact in the realms of research, development, and innovation. This will be accomplished through a roster of high-quality programs and strategic community collaborations, in alignment with the overarching developmental agendas.
"Academy 32" operates as an entity that offers a wide spectrum of educational activities, qualification and enrichment programs, and training and development initiatives. Its overarching aim is to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, meet the evolving needs of career development across various sectors encompassing energy, industry, healthcare, sustainability, environment, and future economies. Moreover, it endeavors to cultivate a heightened level of scientific awareness within the domains of research, development, and innovation.
This academy will take on the crucial role of assessing the nation's demands for proficient leaders, researchers, and experts. It will not only identify these requirements but also put forth suitable solutions in accordance with global best practices, thereby contributing to the creation of internationally competitive citizens who can drive forward the development of Saudi Arabia.