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Saudi Arabia's KAUST and IIT, Bombay to Collaborate on Scientific Research
Date:9/2/2007

Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (August 30, 2007) Saudi Arabias King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on July 2, 2007, to work together to foster world-class programs that will advance scientific research, graduate education and technological development in fundamental and applied chemical sciences for the benefit of their respective countries and all mankind.

Nadhmi A. Al-Nasr, Interim President of KAUST, and Professor Ashok Misra, Director of IIT Bombay, signed the non-binding pledge to establish a solid base of research that will be internationally competitive across a broad range of disciplines and in many multi-disciplinary areas.

"We are gratified by this new relationship with IIT Bombay as a further extension of our collaborative arrangements with other world-class research institutions," said Al-Nasr, referring to recent agreements to form research partnerships with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the U.S., Institut Franais du P trole in France and the National University of Singapore. We believe the results of these shared activities will benefit both parties and indeed, all of mankind by bringing us together to work on scientific and technological projects that are of interest to us all.

"Likewise, we are counting on this type of collaborative exchange of ideas, faculty and students, and formal research activities with KAUST," said IIT Bombays Director, Professor Ashok Misra to produce breakthroughs in technology that have the possibility to create tomorrows whole new industries in a way that no single institution
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Contact: Jeff Weintraub
media@kaust.edu.sa
202-828-8836
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)
Source:Eurekalert

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