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KAUST and KAU join forces to support cancer research
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 08 - 10 - 2019

JEDDAH — King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and King Abdulaziz University (KAU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate and fund scientific research in areas that are strategically instrumental to achieving the goals of Kingdom's Vision 2030.
The areas of collaboration include as 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. KAUST President Tony Chan and KAU President Abdulrahman AI-Youbi were in attendance.
"KAUST and KAU are long-standing partners whose missions complement each other," said Chan. "Today's MoU cements an ongoing collaboration between the two universities, which has been designed to support the Kingdom, particularly in these transformative times. The collaborative research efforts shared by KAUST and KAU will help drive innovation for a better future," he added.
Bradley explained that this agreement provides the best opportunity to develop effective and impactful research projects.
"Today's MoU reflects ongoing collaboration with one of Saudi Arabia's leading universities," he said. "It offers both institutions the opportunity to develop impactful projects that are both broader and deeper in scope. We look forward to seeing the fruits of this interaction grow over time," Bradley concluded.
AI-Youbi said that this agreement is a continuation to the strategic direction of KAU to expand its partnerships and exchange of expertise and that it will provide an opportunity to benefit from the vast research experience by faculty members at KAU and KAUST.

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