Saudi Arabia first in Arab world, 14 globally in publishing Corona research
The Kingdom has advanced at the world level to publish Corona research, maintaining the first place in the Arab world, and moving forward to the 14th position in the world instead of the 17th in the previous ranking, while it achieved the 12th position at the level of the G20 countries, according to the Web of Science database.
The Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad bin Muhammad Al Al-Sheikh, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his Crown Prince, for their continuous support for education in the Kingdom, and the preparation of all means for scholars and researchers in Saudi universities to achieve success. He stressed that this achievement is considered a continuation of the great efforts made by the Kingdom in addressing the Corona pandemic, reflecting its ability and position in dealing with crises.
The Minister of Education stated that Saudi universities published 84% of the Kingdom’s production of Corona research, indicating that the number of researches published in the Kingdom reached 915 scientific papers, with national efforts that began since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Minister extended his thanks and appreciation to the Saudi universities that contributed to the dissemination of research, as well as Faculty members and researchers, praising their role in community service.
Dr. Al-Sheikh indicated that the achievement is an embodiment of the Ministry of Education’s keenness to organize events that enhance the participation of universities and Saudi research centers, researchers and academics in supporting the scientific research process during the pandemic.
The Ministry of Education coordinates the efforts of universities through specialized workshops to raise research efficiency and their contribution to confronting COVID-19.
It discuss ways of prevention and treatment, in addition to investing the research capabilities of university and research center employees, by finding scientific solutions that contribute to treating this pandemic and limiting its effects.