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RMU Welcomes His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pittsburgh – Robert Morris University will host a visit by His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at its campus in Moon Township.

His Royal Highness will visit RMU as part of a trip to Pittsburgh for the opening of the Roads of Arabia exhibition at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the second son of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, is the president and chairman of the Board of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities. He holds the distinction of being the first Arab, Muslim, and member of royalty to fly into space, serving among the international crew of the Space Shuttle Discovery, June 17-24, 1985.

The American Middle East Institute in Pittsburgh recommended to His Royal Highness that he visit RMU, owing to the number of Saudi students who are enrolled at Robert Morris and to the university’s commitment to international education. Approximately 150 Saudi students are earning a degree at Robert Morris, and Saudi Arabia is the number one country of origin for international students at RMU.

The university will host an invitation-only reception for the prince in the Rudolph Family Gardens, outside RMU’s School of Business Building, which the prince will tour shortly before the reception. Members of the media who wish to attend must RSVP to Jonathan Potts at 412-397-5291 or Please be advised the prince’s schedule is subject to change.

Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is a private, four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs. An estimated 22,000 alumni live and work in western Pennsylvania.