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King Saud University has been pursuing its scientific gains at the level of benefit from prominent scientific competencies. The University announced that the world-famous heart surgeon Majid Yacub joined the faculty of King Saud University through an activities contract that KSU has recently signed with him in order to benefit from his scientific and practical expertise. Doctors at King Fahad Center for Heart Diseases and Surgery at King Saud University, held a work meeting with Doctor Yacub last Wednesday to set up an executive work plan of mutual cooperation.

Headed by the Rector Abdullah Al-Othman during its recent European tour, KSU's delegation met with world-famous heart surgeon Professor Majid Yacub at Imperial College, UK, where a joint, collaborative agreement was signed between KSU and Professor Yacub's institute for heart diseases and cardiovascular surgery.

The signed agreement with Professor Majid Yacub consists in executing a work plan including training local competencies and transferring experience from Professor Yacub's institute for heart diseases and cardiovascular surgery to King Fahd center for heart diseases and cardiovascular surgery at King Khaled University Hospital at KSU. This agreement with world-famous Professor Majid Yacub is inscribed within the University's endeavor to build real partnership with distinguished, internationally reputed research and educational institutions in order to form competent Saudi personnel in minute scientific areas. This endeavor is expected to contribute to the realization of international leadership and to assist the nation's economy to move towards a knowledge-based economy. The cooperation program started with joint research and a training program between King Fahd center and Professor Yacub's center at Imperial College in London. The product of this program started with a series of heart surgery on children at King Fahd center to transfer technical and scientific experience. On the other hand, Professor Yacub expressed his happiness to be a member on the staff at the College of Medicine as a part-time teacher