Emory's academic partnership with Saudi Arabia accelerates as new students arrive to study

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Sep. 18, 2012

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Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) entered into partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Ministry of Health in 2010.

Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) is welcoming a new cohort of 10 students from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) as part of its King Abdullah Fellowship Program – a partnership with the Middle Eastern country’s Ministry of Health.

The two countries signed an agreement in 2010 to facilitate global public health research and provide educational opportunities for Emory and Saudi public health students.

The agreement established scholarships for Saudi students to matriculate through Emory's Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) programs. The first group of six Saudi students selected for the program began courses at Emory in the fall of 2011.

The new students will be welcomed on September 20 during a reception sponsored by RSPH’s Hubert Department of Global Health and Department of Health Policy and Management.

WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta 30322, Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon Conference Room, 8th floor

For more info on the King Abdullah Fellowship Program, please visit: http://kingabdullahfellowship.com