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June 21st, 2007

Saudi Arabia offers expat scientists citizenship

In a bid to solve Saudi Arabia's scientific workforce shortage, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has given the green light to a law allowing foreign researchers resident in the country to apply for Saudi citizenship.

Saudi Arabia has a workforce shortage in many areas of science and technology, such as health, agriculture, engineering, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information technology, according to Abdulaziz Mohammed Ahmed Al-Ajlan, associate professor of entomology at King Faisal University in Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia.


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