Saudi crown prince visits MIT as part of U.S. tour

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman –The Associated Press

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A member of a foreign royal family has visited one of the most prestigious universities in the nation.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia is touring the U.S. and visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Saturday to promote an academic energy agreement.

The second annual “Innovation to Impact Forum” took place in conjunction with bin Salman’s visit, and featured exhibits from by MIT-affiliated companies like robotics group Boston Dynamics, and international businesses like oil company Saudi Aramco.

Bin Salman facilitated a ceremony where new agreements between the university and Saudi entities were signed, including one focused on global energy and sustainable development with Saudi Aramco.

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Another agreement brings post-doctoral Saudi women scientists and engineers to MIT to conduct research.