On 18th September, 2016 Raytheon Chair for Systems Engineering (RCSE) was officially established. On behalf of the King Saud University Rector Dr. Badran Al-Omar, the Vice Rector Dr. Abdullah S. Al-Salman signed an agreement with Raytheon to fund a Research Chair in the field of Systems Engineering. On this occasion, the Vice Rector expressed his sincere gratitude to Raytheon for the donation and highlighted that a close cooperation of academic institution and industry is the need of hour.
Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. RCSE will focus on key tasks such as research and development in the Systems Engineering domain, transferring knowledge to both undergraduate and graduate students, and supports Saudi industries.