Monday, September 24, 2007

Nobel laureates to strengthen Saudi science

by Wagdy Sawahel from SciDev.Net

King Saud University (KSU) has launched a Nobel laureates programme to help strengthen the science and technology sector in Saudi Arabia. The eleven Nobel Prize laureates are five scientists from the fields of medicine, physics and chemistry (Gunter Blobel, David Gross, Louis Ignarro, Anthony Leggett and Richard Schrock) as well as six economists, including Muhammad Yunus from Bangladesh ... They will also sit on science policy committees, providing advice for setting up sustainable development programmes as well as help to mobilise support for research and development centres and start-up companies in the university.

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