Saleh al-Rashed

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Saleh al-Rashed
Minister of Education
Assumed office
14 April 2011
President Bashar al-Assad
Prime Minister Adel Safar
Preceded by Ali Sa’d
Personal details
Born 1964 (age 53–54)
Aleppo Governorate, Syria
Children three
Alma mater University of Aleppo
Profession Politics

Saleh al-Rashed (born 1964) was the Minister of Education for Syria in 2011.

Early life, education and career[edit]

Al-Rashed was born in the Aleppo Governorate in 1964. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science, economics and management, and a postgraduate diploma in international relations from the University of Aleppo. He then earned a master's degree in international relations (thesis: Relations between Syria and the European Union) and a Ph.D. in political science on partnership agreements between the European Union and the Arab countries after the Barcelona Declaration.

During his time at the University of Aleppo:

    • 1995-2005: lecturer in multiple colleges and institutes: Faculty of History, Education, Civil Engineering and the Institute of Mechanical and medium business, engineering and secretarial
    • 2000: President of the Office of Information and Central Direction
    • 2001-2003: President of the Office of External Relations
    • 2003-2005: President of the Office of the setup and qualification frameworks
    • 2005-2007: Head of Educational activities

In 2007 he was appointed Director of Education in Aleppo.

In related experience, he was appointed National Coordinator of the Syria Euro-Mediterranean Youth Project in 2000. He has also been a member of the Technical Committee and a member of the youth auxiliary of the Council of Ministers of Youth and Sports in the Arab League. He has had a number of papers published in periodicals and newspapers, and in 2005 wrote a book about Syria and the European Union and the Mediterranean area.

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