King to Launch World-Class University on Sunday
2007-10-19 - Arab News - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdallah bin Abd al-Aziz today emphasized the significance of the new world-class university, which is being built in Thuwal, 80 kms north of Jiddah, and said it would boost the Kingdom's economic, social and cultural development. Speaking to the Saudi Press Agency on the occasion of the launch of the SR10 billion King Abdallah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), the king said the new university would serve as a lighthouse of knowledge for mankind.  

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