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Research is the central pillar and mission of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. The Office of the Vice President for Research champions and advocates excellence in all basic and goal-oriented research endeavors at the University.
The Office of the Vice President for Research develops strategies, initiates programs and manages resources to support interdisciplinary, collaborative research bridging science and engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
The Vice President for Research works in close collaboration with the Vice President for Academic Affairs and with the Deans of the Divisions. His primary responsibilities are to ensure the high quality of research across all sectors of the University and to oversee funding of the research activities within KAUST as well as collaborative research with external institutions. The VPR establishes and communicates the University's research policies, supports responsible conduct of research and maintains the highest research standards for faculty members, Research Centers and Core Laboratories.