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KAUST President Tony Chan (center) and KAUST Vice President for Research Donal Bradley (second from right), recently visited King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah for the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two universities. File photo.
KAUST and King Abdulaziz University (KAU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate and fund scientific research in areas that are strategically instrumental to achieving the goals of the Kingdom's Vision 2030.
The areas of collaboration include cancer research, energy harvesting and storage, solar technology, CO2 valorization, renewable energy and desert agriculture.
Donal Bradley, KAUST vice president for research, and Yusuf Al Turki, KAU vice president for graduate studies and scientific research, signed the MoU during a ceremony at KAU on Sunday. The event was attended by KAUST President Tony Chan and KAU President Abdulrahman AI-Youbi.
Donal Bradley (left), KAUST vice president for research, signs a memorandum of understanding for scientific research collaboration with Yusuf Al Turki (right), King Abdulaziz University's vice president for graduate studies and scientific research. KAUST President Tony Chan is pictured first on left at the signing ceremony in Jeddah. File photo.
Bradley explained that the agreement provides the best opportunity to develop effective and impactful research projects.
Senior leadership from KAUST and King Abdulaziz University are pictured during the recent signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding for scientific research and collaboration between the two universities. File photo.
AI-Youbi stated that the agreement is a continuation to the strategic direction of KAU to expand its partnerships and exchange of expertise. He noted that the agreement also provides an opportunity to benefit from the vast research experience of faculty members at KAU and KAUST.