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The University of Leeds has signed a Research Agreement with King Saud University in Saudi Arabia to develop collaborations in nanoscience, technology and engineering with the King Abdullah Institute of Nanotechnology.

Universities announce nanotechnology partnership

UK and Saudi Arabia | Posted on December 3rd, 2008

This new collaboration will develop joint PhD projects, funded research and enterprise activities in medicine and health, biology, chemical manufacturing, electronics and other sectors. The programme is administered through the University of Leeds NanoManufacturing Institute and will provide new funding for PhD research and collaborative exchanges.

Professor Richard Williams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Enterprise, Knowledge Transfer and International Strategy at the University of Leeds said: "This continues a series of educational agreements with KSU and we are delighted this is our first major research and enterprise project in an area that draws on a distinctive research strength for Leeds in an area that has major societal impact.

"We expect new research programmes to start within the next two months and look forward to welcoming academic staff from KSU as visiting researchers and professors to Leeds."

Professor Al-Ghamdi, Deputy Rector for Knowledge Exchange and Technology Transfer at King Saud University added: "I welcome the new research alliance in nanotechnology that we have entered into with the University of Leeds.

"We have already appointed Professor Terry Wilkins of the NanoManufacturing Institute as the first visiting professor to KSU from Leeds and we look forward to welcoming more Leeds staff to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to work jointly on projects that will have long lasting impact."

Notes to editors
The Nanomanufacturing Institute was established by the University of Leeds in 2005 with the vision of becoming Europe's leading academic centre for nanomanufacturing research for consumer and related products. It draws upon the University's large nanotechnology base in science, medicine and engineering. Activities at Leeds are led by Professor Terry Wilkins
www.leeds.ac.uk/nmi

King Abdullah Institute of Nanotechnology is directed by Professor. Salman A H Alrokayan

It is seeking to build the infrastructure needed for research and development in the field of nano science and technology to allow KSU to aid in building a knowledge- based national economy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. www.nano-ksu.com/home-en.shtml

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About University of Leeds
The University of Leeds is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK with more than 30,000 students from 130 countries. With a turnover of £450m, Leeds is one of the top ten research universities in the UK, and a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. www.leeds.ac.uk

King Saud University is Saudi Arabiaís oldest and most prestigious university. It was founded in 1957 by King Saud. Today it comprises more than 70,000 students and 5,500 staff based on its campus in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

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