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KU holds 43rd architecture exhibition

KUWAIT: Under the sponsorship of Interior Minister Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Sabah and Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, Kuwait University has opened its 43rd architecture exhibition at the conference center at Sabah Al-Salem University City.

The opening was attended by a number of officials including Education Minister Hamad Al-Adwani, Public Works Minister Amani Bugammaz, Housing Minister Ammar Al-Ajmi and Acting Director of Kuwait University Dr Suad Al-Fadhli, among others.

Sheikh Talal expressed pride in the opening of the exhibition, which has produced exceptional national staff and excellent achievements. “The past 20 years of the exhibition produced many great engineers who have presented over 3,000 architectural projects,” he said. “The exhibition is considered a beacon and an encouraging environment for the culture of creativity and invention, which showcases students’ abilities,” Adwani said.

Dr Fadhli said the exhibition embodies the insistence of the university to showcase students’ talents in belief of their capabilities to be the architects of the future. “The university aims to be a leader in graduating architects that are capable of joining the workforce in line with the New Kuwait 2035 vision, as their participation is appreciated by all the sponsors of this event,” she added.

“The foundation is adamant in supporting this exceptional event, as it is a part of the Kuwaiti scientific community. It is a chance to meet and accredit a new list of innovators from the exceptional Kuwaiti youth who are able to develop their projects to be of great economic value,” KFAS Director Dr Khaled Al-Fadhel said.

“The future necessitates the adoption of science and knowledge as foundations for the sustainability of development and the development of society by encouraging talented people, supporting researchers, stimulating knowledge giving and sponsoring scientific research,” he added.

The event included a visual presentation of the visions of the architectural exhibition and the announcement of the awards presented by the sponsoring companies. The aim of this exhibition is to display projects created by college students for the final year of the engineering design course. It includes scientific projects from various scientific disciplines of the college, namely civil engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering and petroleum engineering. The College of Sciences, College of Life Sciences and College of Architecture participated with 296 male and female students and 78 projects.

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