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Posted on: April 22, 2016 by theresaw

Many women who have come to MIT as Ibn Khaldun Fellows have told us that this is a life changing experience.  In a recent class, it was the fellows who were able to provide a rare and valuable experience to a group of MIT students enrolled in...

Posted on: April 10, 2016 by theresaw

Dr. Sumayah Al-Solaiman presented her research “Preserving the Architectural Heritage in Al Diriyah” at this year's 2016 Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference which was held in Pasadena, Los Angeles.  She was the first Sadui Arabian researcher to present at this prestigiuos...

Posted on: January 1, 2016 by theresaw

Dr. Sumayah Al Solaimain was appointed to the Municipal Council for the Dammam Metropolitan Area.  This year was the first year of women members of the council and Dr. Al Solaimain is one of two women on the council.  Dr. Al Solaiman is also Vice Dean for Quality, Deveopment and Academic...

Posted on: December 14, 2015 by theresaw

Ibn Khaldun Fellow Dr. Jwaher Al Ghamdi worked in residence at MIT for two years in the Mechatronics Research Laboratory with Prof. Kamal Youcef-Toumi, Dr. Iman Soltani Bozchalooi and former graduate student Andrew Houck.

Their design of a large-range, high-speed, atomic force microscope...

Posted on: September 1, 2015 by theresaw

Pictured: Muna Shikaki, Al Arabiya and Dr. Asmaa El-Sharif, former fellow and current Vice Dean at University of Dammam


Muna Shikaki and her produnction crew from Al Arabiya visited MIT and interviewed Driector John Lienhard and Ibn Khaldun Fellows Dr. Malak Al Nory and Dr. Asmaa...

Posted on: October 15, 2014 by theresaw

Ibn Khaldun Fellows presented on their research at MIT at the first annual workshop of the MIT Ibn Khaldun Fellowship for Saudi Women.  Open to the whole MIT community and was well attended.  Below please find the agenda and links to the fellows' research presentations where available.

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Posted on: February 16, 2014 by theresaw

Dr. Malak Al Nory, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Effat University.  She was the first Saudi Arabian woman to present a paper at the International Desalination Association World Congress  in Tianjin, China in 2013. While at MIT, Dr. Al-Nory conducted research with Professor Steve...

Posted on: February 10, 2014 by theresaw

Pictured: Dr. Norah Al Haqbani, former fellow and Assistant Professor, King Saud University


The MIT Ibn Khaldun Fellowship for Saudi Women is featured by MIT News.  Please see the link below for the full article.

Posted on: October 10, 2013 by theresaw

Through an agreement with Sadui Aramco the MIT Ibn Khaldun Fellowship will expand to add an additional five fellowships per year. MIT and Aramco have collaborated on several initiatives through the years and we thank them for their support and...