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ESD Lecture: The National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan for Saudi Arabia

Dr. Turki bin Saud bin Mohammad Al Saud will talk from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, in 3-270; the event is co-sponsored by the Engineering Systems Division and the MIT Arab Students Organization.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is embarking on a major effort to advance its position in science and technology in order to expand its economy, address problems of national importance, and improve the quality of life of its people. This is motivated by the desire to shift the economy of the Kingdom away from one based on natural resources towards one driven by knowledge and innovation, with strong knowledge-based industries that develop and make use of the Kingdom’s human talent.

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