Established in 2009, KAUST is a graduate research university located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia.
KAUST is dedicated to advancing innovation through science, technology and engineering via our interdisciplinary research and education model.
Our students, faculty, scientists and engineers conduct research in the strategic areas of food, water, energy and the environment.
We bring together the best minds and ideas from around the world, with more than 100 nationalities working, living and innovating on our campus.
The core labs are the prominent feature of the interdisciplinary research ecosystem at KAUST. The core labs provide state-of-the-art facilities, training and services to the KAUST research community, collaborators and industrial partners. These centrally organized, shared-user facilities provide direct access to specialized research equipment, operated by expert staff with advanced degrees in science and engineering. The core labs consists of ten laboratories that are strategically located throughout the academic campus enabling users to transition between labs in a matter of minutes.
KAUST is dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education and innovation and focuses on curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research is conducted by students, faculty, scientists and engineers to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges related to food, water, energy and the environment.
Whether you are a student researching in the depths of the ocean, working on technological advances in sensors or combustion with our partner McLaren’s Formula 1 car, conducting your research with our own Shaheen II Cray XC40 Supercomputer or anything between - KAUST has and provides everything you need to focus on your studies and succeed, including being a strong supporter of entrepreneurs.
Our Research Centers invest in major projects and provide thematic focus and critical mass to pursue goal-oriented research that addresses significant challenges for the Kingdom and the world. They invigorate graduate education by fostering creative and problem-solving approaches in an interdisciplinary, team-based environment. They also serve as hubs for engagement of the corporate world.
Within its private, 36 square kilometer compound, KAUST provides our diverse community members–each individual and family– with the best services and facilities to make their lives at KAUST an enjoyable experience.
We are passionate about helping everyone find their sense of place and belonging and we build and nurture a culture of community by providing access to services and resources that bring value to the lives of residents, and by helping residentsexplore personal interests that connect them to their neighbors and the environment.
From access to a variety of food and retail spaces, health and fitness facilities, recreational activities, and easy access to transportation both within the community and to Jeddah, our community benefits from a wide variety of services.
One of the most popular questions that prospective students, employees and their families ask is what's it like to live at KAUST. Living in a community of 7,000 residents from more than 100 countries is simply amazing!