Research on the Shores of the Red Sea

Discover a research university devoted to finding solutions for some of the world's most pressing scientific and technological challenges.


KAUST is a globally renowned graduate-level research university focusing on Science and Technology.

#1 in the World

Citations per Faculty (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Fully-Funded Education

The KAUST Scholarship includes full tuition, generous monthly stipend, accommodation, medical/dental coverage and relocation support


Global Community on the Red Sea

Startup Funding

Support for Entrepreneurs and Startup Projects

Dr. Sahika Inal
Assistant Professor of Bioscience, KAUST

Dr. Inal designs electronic devices that can efficiently communicate with biological systems.

Dr. Deanna Lacoste
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, KAUST

Dr. Lacoste's research program focuses on plasma-assisted combustion and detonation.

Dr. Joanna Nassar
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Caltech

KAUST Alumna completed her Masters and PhD in Electrical Engineering with a focus on solid state electronics including wearable technologies.

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KAUST offers the following Master's and Ph.D programs:

  • Bioscience
  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Marine Science
  • Plant Science
  • Applied Mathematics and Computational Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Chemical Science
  • Earth Science and Engineering
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering