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King Abdullah’s University of Science and Technology is a public research university near Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. It is the Kingdoms first, and only university allowing mixed-gender education. Religious police do not operate on site, women are not required to wear an abaya and are able to drive on campus.
KAUST aspires to be a destination for scientific and technological education and research. By inspiring discoveries to address global challenges, we strive to serve as a beacon of knowledge that bridges people and cultures for the betterment of humanity.
The university has a marine sanctuary and research facility, is one of the fastest growing universities in the world and was appointed by King Abdullah, a much celebrated late member of the Saudi Royal family to be left as his legacy. The university was designed and built in 1000 days in line with his vision.
“The University shall be a beacon for peace, hope, and reconciliation and shall serve the people of the Kingdom and benefit all the peoples of the world.”
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
More than 120 nationalities live and work together at KAUST creating a unique city of learning. It is a pleasure to work and live at such an exciting and dynamic location, I hope you find my information about KAUST useful and please feel free to get in touch.