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KAUST announces academic excellence alliance partnership with Imperial College London
Date:3/10/2008

to partner Saudi Arabia in this exciting new venture, which I hope will create a hub of research excellence that can play its part in tackling the challenges of the 21st century, which science and technology will be vital to solving.

KAUST will work with Imperial College to:

  • Jointly organize the graduate course curriculum and monitor performance
  • Create and conduct joint research projects at Imperial College and at KAUST
  • Collaborate in setting the requirements for the M.E., M.S.E., and Ph.D. degrees at KAUST
  • Collaborate in the nomination of the initial group of KAUST faculty
  • Collaborate in joint thesis advisory committees for Ph.D. candidates at KAUST
  • Collaborate in joint programs to host visiting fellows, conduct seminars, and participate in technical symposia
  • Collaborate on the design and acquisition of research equipment and facilities

The partnership between KAUST and Imperial is an innovative approach to faculty development that will help a 21st century research University like KAUST to grow and thrive, said Nadhmi Al-Nasr, KAUSTs interim president.

By spring 2008, the AEA partners will have specified the KAUST core curriculum at a high level for prospective students and begun identifying the first group of KAUST founding faculty to deliver this curriculum to the entering class in September 2009.


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Contact: David Hart
media@kaust.edu.sa
44-020-739-57131
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)
Source:Eurekalert

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