A look at some of the ties Harvard and MIT have with Saudi Arabia
Harvard and MIT are reexamining their relationships with Saudi Arabia following the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Here’s a look at some of the ties the universities have with Saudi Arabia:
■$25 million: Money MIT has accepted from Saudi Aramco, the state oil company, since 2012. The money was used to launch the MIT Energy Initiative.
■$20 million: Money Harvard accepted from Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the cousin of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, in 2005. The money launched the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program.
■$5 million: Amount donated by Alwaleed to the Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research, which supports biomedical research and academic programs in the Middle East.
■Ibn Khaldun fellowship at MIT: The fellowship is substantially funded by Saudi Aramco and has brought 27 Saudi women scientists to the university for postdoctoral research.