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SABIC values innovation, ingenuity and collaboration as core drivers of its business that are essential to solving society’s most-pressing problems. To promote these values, SABIC has strategic agreements with premier global research institutions. SABIC also supports sustainable research at Saudi universities, particularly in areas related to polymers, chemicals, plastics, and metals. Below is a list of these collaboration agreements.

SABIC’s agreements with global research institutions


SABIC Signing Party

University/Institute/Company Signing Party with Location

Agreement Type/Title

Agreement Validity/Status


1SABIC – KSAKAUST Thuwal, KSAUmbrella Research AgreementFeb 2011 to perpetuity
2SGT BV – NLChinese Academy of Sciences, ChinaStrategic Collaboration AgreementSep 2014 to Sep 2019
3SABIC – KSADalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Dalian, ChinaResearch Cooperation AgreementMar 2012 to Mar 2022
3aSABIC – KSADalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Dalian, ChinaAgreement AmendmentNov 2013 to Nov 2018

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Dalian, China
China National Petroleum Corporation Beijing, China

Collaborative Research AgreementMar 2016 to Dec 2018
4SABIC – KSAFraunhofer Gesellschaft, Munich, GermanyResearch AgreementJune 2012 to June 2017
5SABIC – KSAUniversity of Cambridge, Cambridge, UKUmbrella Research AgreementSep 2012 to Sep 2017
6SABIC – KSANational Research Council (CNR), Roma, ItalyResearch AgreementMay 2012 to May 2017
7SABIC – KSAPeking University Beijing, ChinaUmbrella Research AgreementMarch 2013 to March 2018
8SRTPL – IndiaIITB-Monash Research Academy, India (An Indian – Australian Partnership)Umbrella Sponsorship AgreementNov 2013 to Nov 2017
9SABIC – KSAMIT, Cambridge, MA, USAUmbrella Research AgreementDec 2013 to Dec 2023
10SABIC Innovative Plastics IP BVSungkyunkwan University Suwon, KoreaAgreementFeb 2014 to Feb 2017
11SGT BV – NLTsinghua University Suzhou Automotive Research Institute Suzhou, ChinaStrategic Collaboration AgreementDec 2014 to Dec 2019
12SGT BV – NLCentral Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), IndiaMaster Umbrella Advisor Program AgreementFeb 2015
13SGT BV – NLCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), IndiaMaster Research Alliance AgreementFeb 2015
14SGT BV – NLNational University of Singapore, SingaporeUmbrella Research AgreementJuly 2015 to July 2020
15SGT BV – NLUniversiteit MaastrichtUmbrella Research AgreementSep 2015 to Sep 2025SOW still to be agreed
16SABIC AMRUniv. of Delaware Newark DelawareUmbrella Research AgreementSOW
17SGT BV – NLZhejiang UniversityResearch AgreementMay 2017 to Apr 2018

SABIC’s agreements with Saudi universities

NoName of the Saudi UniversityPartnershipAdditional Information
1King Saud University (KSU)Strategic PartnerResearch collaboration and SABIC Chair - Polymer from 2003
2King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)Strategic PartnerResearch collaboration and SABIC Chair - Corrosion from 1998
3King Abdulaziz University (KAU)Strategic PartnerResearch collaboration and SABIC Chair - Catalysis from 2004
4King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)Strategic PartnerResearch collaboration & SABIC Chair - Polymer Catalysis from 2010
5King Khalid University (KKU)Research collaboration
6King Faisal University (KFU)Research collaboration
7Taif University (TAIF)Research collaboration
8Al Qassim University (QU)Faculty utilization
9Jazan University (JAZAN)Faculty utilization
10Umm Al-Qura University (UQU)
11Salman Bin Abdulaziz University (SAU)

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