IU dental school launches collaboration with King Saud University in Saudi Arabia


King Saud University President Badran Al-Omar and IU Vice President David Zaret during the formal signing ceremony

In a public ceremony at the April 2013 International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, IU Vice President for International Affairs David Zaret and King Saud University President Badran Al-Omar signed documents formally launching a collaboration between the two universities.

Early in 2012, a delegation from the College of Dentistry at King Saud University, one of Saudi Arabia's leading universities, visited Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to explore a collaboration with the IU School of Dentistry. They had two primary goals in mind: create a joint Ph.D. program between the two schools and provide a pathway by which junior and aspiring faculty at King Saud University could attend IU specialty clinical programs as visiting fellows before applying for acceptance into one of the programs.

The full announcement is accessible in this July 2, 2013, IU Communications news release.

July 2, 2013