KAUST engages students, faculty, and researchers in advancing science and technology through bold and collaborative inquiry focused on issues of regional and global significance. No greater challenges face our planet and the continued advancement of quality of life for its inhabitants than those associated with:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Food

Important to the understanding and effective use of regional resources in the Solar Belt, with its arid lands and bountiful seas, we also explore:

  • Environment and the Red Sea
  • Computational Science and Engineering (high-performance computing, computing for a small planet) as an enabling technology for all our research activities.

These are grand challenges for the next generation of scientists and engineers. Our long-term commitment to these areas attracts world-class faculty, students, and researchers who share that commitment.