Mssag m Psd
“It is my desire that this new University become one of the world’s greatinstitutions of research; that it educate and train future generations of scientists, engineers and technologists; and that it foster, on the basis of merit and excellence, collaboration and cooperation with other greatresearch universities and the private sector.”
(The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud)
Since opening its doors to its ounding students in September 2009, King Abdullah University o Science and Technology (KAUST) has become home to a growing community – drawn rom over70 countries – o exceptional aculty, talented graduate students and dedicated sta, together withtheir amilies. Set on the shores o the beautiul Red Sea, KAUST oers a unique academic-socialenvironment or our community to work and learn, live and play.KAUST is the embodiment o the bold vision o King Abdullah to build a research university in SaudiArabia with global ambitions to advance science and technology through graduate education,research, and innovation; to take on the grand challenges acing humanity in the 21st century; andto build bridges rom Saudi Arabia to the world – across peoples, cultures, and continents.Enabled by an unsurpassed physical inrastructure and state-o-the-art research acilities, KAUSTresearchers seek to take on the grand challenges o our time – energy, water, ood, and theenvironment – and make a dierence or Saudi Arabia and the world. Our aculty and studentsbring their ideas and creativity, experiences and perspectives rom around the world to KAUST ina collective endeavor to develop interdisciplinary approaches and innovations that leverage theinterconnectedness o science and engineering.KAUST oers its students an international aculty and rich opportunities or learning, discovery,and research augmented by an extensive global network o research and education collaborationswith some o the world’s top research universities and corporations. KAUST is the place oradventurous and imaginative individuals who want to undertake scientic research and engagein a ourney o intellectual and cultural discovery. You are among the next generation o scholars and scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. Asa KAUST graduate student, you can play a part in the University’s ormative years and contributeto building it as a world-class research university. Studying at KAUST is the opportunity o alietime to pursue signicant questions in science and technology and help create a better utureor humankind.I look orward to welcoming you soon to our University community.
C Fg S | Psd
Proessor Choon Fong Shih