Examples of International Advisory Boards and International Advisory Councils at Other Universities

As previously mentioned, numerous universities and institutions around the world have established international advisory bodies in order to benefit from their members' expertise. Some of these universities are ranked within the top 500 world universities, while others are, as yet, unranked.

The following section contains examples of universities in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia which have established IABs. The following list is not exhaustive.

International Advisory Council of King Abdullah University for Science and Technology, KSA

King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) is an international, graduate-level research university in Saudi Arabia dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement in the Kingdom that will benefit the nation, the region, and the world. The President's IAC supports and advises the KAUST President on the overall academic development of the university. This development is intended to firmly establish KAUST as a globally renowned graduate university and a major and significant contributor to scientific and technological advances [13].

The IAC is an eminent body of widely respected scholars, researchers, and academic leaders, in addition to those with other areas of domain expertise deemed supportive to the president. Council members are selected on the basis of their leadership, expertise, and experience in scientific, technical, business, and academic domains.

The internationally diverse council membership reflects cultural and geographical diversity spanning Asia, Europe, and North America. The board membership is complemented by Saudi council members, who are able to advise the president on certain relationships and other issues specific to Saudi Arabia. The IAC consists of 14 members representing a number of disciplines, including:

• Professor Richard Friend (Chair), Cavendish Professor of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK

• Professor Alice M. Agogino, Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of

Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, United States

• Mr. Mohamed H. Al-Mady, Vice Chairman & CEO, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia

• Dr. Mohammed ibn Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel, President, King Abdulaziz City for

Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia.

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