UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Topic initiated on Monday, October 5, 2009 - 6:54 AM
Wishing to rekindle and spread the great and noble virtue of learning that has markedthe Arab and Muslim worlds in earlier times, I am establishing King Abdullah University of Science and Technology on the Red Sea in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
As a new "House of Wisdom," the University shall be a beacon for peace, hope, and reconciliation and shall serve the people of the Kingdom and benefit all the peoples of the world in keeping with the teachings of the Holy Quran, which explains that God created mankind in order for us to come to know each other.
It is my desire that this new University become one of the world's great institutions of research; that it educate and train future generations of scientists, engineersand technologists; and that it foster, on the basis of merit and excellence, collaboration and cooperation with other great research universities and the private sector.