Press Release 049-2012
9 April 2012
The King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals is open to cooperate with Philippine universities, and also receive applications of qualified students for higher education.
Philippine Ambassador Ezzedin Tago discussed with the KFUPM Rector His Excellency Dr. Khaled Al-Sultan possible ways for cooperation between KFUPM and Philippine universities. Ambassador Tago also thanked Dr. Al-Sultan for KFUPM’s readiness to accept Filipino students in post-graduate studies (masteral and doctoral degrees).
Ambassador Tago and Dr. Al-Sultan met at the KFUPM on 18 March 2012 before the Ambassador was extended a tour of the university and given a presentation on research work of KFUPM.
Dr. Al-Sultan informed Ambassador Tago that anyone interested to apply for KFUPM may check the University’s website (www.kfupm.edu.sa). Scholarships are available upon evaluation of the University.
Other Embassy officials who visited KFUPM included Cultural Attaché Mohammad Taha Guinomla and Labor Attaché Adam Musa.
The Philippine officials also visited the lab facilities including the Center for Water and Environment Research Institute, where some Filipino scientists were at work. Scientist II Reynaldo Lindo and other Filipinos briefed Ambassador Tago on their work at the research center, mentioned that more Filipinos are expected to join KFUPM.