MCKE’s commitment to improve the funding and management of Scientific Chairs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was highlighted in its proud sponsorship of the Third Conference for Scientific Chairs which was held in Riyadh on 12-13 May, 2014. Representatives from more than 80 scientific chairs attended the conference, which was organized by King Saud University.
The conference’s committee selected 16 papers to out of more than 80 submissions for inclusion in its two-day program. MCKE’s submission titled “The Role of the Private Sector in Improving Scientific Chairs’s” was one of the papers selected. The paper emphasized the role of private donors in setting higher expectations, implementing an improved system for reviewing proposals and holding universities and researchers accountable.