At the recent INORMS conference I heard several presentations from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. One presentation outlined the research centre and what support is offered, but the other was probably more relevant as it highlighted why EU researchers should collaborate more with institutes such as KAUST on areas of worldwide importance such as energy and healthcare. KAUST has faculty from across the globe and is keen on international collaboration and researcher exchanges. Already major players in academia around the globe are linked with KAUST, such as Cornell and Stanford in the USA and University of Oxford in the UK.
If you are interested in linking up with KAUST, take a look at their website then get in touch with me.