King Charles III tours CleanTech exhibition at Dubai university

King Charles III, Humza Yousaf, Scotland’s First Minister, David Cameron, UK’s Foreign Secretary and Shamma Al Mazrui, UAE Minister of Community Development, along with Professor Richard Williams, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Heriot-Watt University and Ruth Moir, University Secretary, Heriot-Watt University
The King visited the Heriot-Watt Climate Hub, which is set up at the Dubai campus to run alongside COP28 

Dubai, Nov 30, 2023: Britian’s King Charles III today visited Heriot-Watt University Dubai, where he met with students and heads of clean tech companies. The King was visiting the Heriot-Watt Climate Hub, which is set up at the Dubai campus to run alongside COP28. 

Accompanied by Foreign Secretary David Cameron and Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf, King Charles met with students and entrepreneurs of clean tech companies who were part of the CleanTech Exhibition, displaying innovative solutions to the threat posed by climate crisis. 

The CleanTech Exhibition at Heriot-Watt Climate Hub is partly funded by the UK government and will give exhibiting companies a chance to meet policymakers, potential investors and industry leaders who are visiting the UAE for COP28.

Richard Williams, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University says, “We are deeply honoured by the visit of His Majesty King Charles III to our campus in Dubai. 

“We are committed to taking a global lead on sustainability and, as the UAE hosts COP28, we will be showcasing some of our deep expertise in areas including industrial decarbonisation, energy transition and sustainable logistics. 

“Universities play a vital role in advancing knowledge and solutions around climate change, and we are proud to be hosting a dynamic Climate Hub here at Heriot-Watt University Dubai, to help move conversations into action.” 

The King also heard outcomes from a roundtable on climate action through partnership and met with the academic leaders and students from commonwealth universities. 

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