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Winners of King Faisal International Prize Announced

Winners of King Faisal International Prize Announced

Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 20:45
The winners of the King Faisal International Prize are announced during a ceremony in Riyadh. (SPA)
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The General Secretariat of the King Faisal International Prize announced on Wednesday the winners of its 41st session in its five branches: Service of Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language and Literature, Medicine and Science during a ceremony held in Riyadh, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

A ceremony marking the occasion was held in the presence of Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Governor of Makkah Region and Chairman of the King Faisal International Prize Commission.

The King Faisal Prize for the Service of Islam was given to International University of Africa in Sudan.

The King Faisal Prize for Arabic Language and Literature was given to Dr. Abdelali Mohamed Oudrhiri (Morocco) and Dr. Mahmoud Fahmy Hegazi (Egypt).

The King Faisal Prize for Medicine was given to Professor Steven L. Teitelbaum (US) and Professor Bjorn Reino Olsen (US).

The King Faisal Science Prize was given to Professor Allen Joseph Bard (US) and Professor Jean M.J. Frechet (US).

As for the King Faisal Prize for Islamic Studies, the committee decided to withhold the prize because the submitted works did not meet the necessary criteria.

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