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About KAUST

Work. Live. Play.
The University's award-winning campus has everything you need to live, work, study and play. Designed to inspire and motivate our faculty, students and staff and their families to maintain an active lifestyle, KAUST is more than a University. With state-of-the-art fitness facilities, a golf course, numerous fine dining and casual fare restaurants, an Elementary and a Secondary schools and the Red Sea just steps away, there is something for everyone. 

KAUST is a beautifully laid out community covered with trees, gardens, walking paths, plazas, parks and seaside views. The community is an extremely safe and well-maintained environment.  It is easy to get around on foot or by bicycle, or using the free community buses. Any commute takes ten minutes or less by car within KAUST. 
Residential life is enhanced by an array of community events, clubs, classes, programs, educational and recreational facilities. You can learn a foreign language or play a musical instrument, improve your sports performance with coaches and trainers, listen to a concert or watch a theatrical performance, cheer for a sports team, kayak on the Red Sea and much more.  

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Academia and our students:

KAUST faculty and graduate students are creating a smarter future through an in-depth curriculum in fields including artificial intelligence and machine learning; computational bioscience; extreme computing and visual computing; computer science and big data; mathematical analysis, modeling and simulations; electronic and optics / photonics devices; MEMS systems; sensors, measurement and detection devices; COMS integrated circuits; communication networks; and nano-materials.

Students experience unique learning opportunities, working with some of the world's top scientists with access to cutting-edge core laboratories and computing facilities. The University's Shaheen supercomputer (Cray XC40) is currently ranked among the top 30 supercomputers in the world. The Cornea six-wall immersive CAVE is a powerful tool for 360 degree visual computing, while the nanofabrication Core Lab allows for in-house prototyping of novel devices for microsystems.

Our degree-granting programs are supported by KAUST fellowships which provide all students with housing, medical benefits, a competitive monthly allowance, relocation support and more.