1998 News Story

Telecommunications Chair to be set up at KFUPM

It was announced today that a Saudi-American joint venture is to set up a chair in telecommunications at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM).  The chair, to be known as the Bugshan-Bell Labs Telecommunications Chair, will be established with a grant of SR 1.8 million (U.S. $ 0.48 million) pooled jointly between Lucent Technologies International Inc. and Abdullah Said Bugshan and Brothers Company. The grant is for a three-year period.  The chair will promote applied research in electronic telecommunications.