Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has inaugurated the international conference on sustainable development organized by Times Higher Education (THE).
The four-day conference, the first of its kind in the Kingdom and the entire Middle East has attracted 1,000 scientists and innovators from leading regional universities, including Prince Sultan University, the Knowledge University, the United Arab Emirates University, and Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University.
Officials from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Ministry of Economy and Planning, and the Bureau of Strategic Administration are also in attendance.
The President of KAUST, Dr. Tony Chan, emphasized that the conference serves as a platform to foster strong collaborations among participating institutions.
He expressed hope that academic and research organizations would align their educational and innovation programs to achieve concrete and impactful outcomes.
Minister of Investment Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih participated in the conference and delivered a presentation on investment in the Kingdom's transformation.
Al-Falih underscored the conference's significance as a platform for showcasing global efforts and research in sustainable development.