The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has raised $10 million to invest in technology to make plants grow with seawater, the institution’s president confirmed as he called on educational establishments to do more to tackle climate change.
Speaking at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Forum in Riyadh, Tony F. Chan said the business of running universities has changed in many ways in recent years as he talked up KAUST’s achievements.
He said that working with FII, KAUST scientists have developed technologies to grow agricultural produce with sea water, and its spin off on the Red Sea farm has acquired $10 million in investment.
#FII: In relation to fighting climate change, Tony Chan of #KAUST says "the reality is that universities are late to act," but the business of running universities has changed in many ways #ImpactOnHumanity @FIIKSA https://t.co/XNaptWsrcT pic.twitter.com/UbM8GoMZQL
— Arab News (@arabnews) October 28, 2021