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Chameau to Lead KAUST

Jean-Lou Chameau, the president of Caltech, will be leaving sometime later this year to take over the helm of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, the Nature News Blog reports. Chameau, a trained engineer, has supported multidisciplinary research at Caltech, and has raised about $1 billion in funding for the school since his arrival there in 2006, the Nature News Blog adds.

In a note, Chameau says that he had envisioned retiring in Pasadena, where Caltech is located, but could not pass up the "unique and life-changing opportunity" to lead KAUST. Chameau will take over the KAUST top spot from Choon Fong Shih who has led the school since its founding in 2009.