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News organizations and journalists can find useful information and resources using the above tabs regarding:

About – General information about KAUST

Quick Facts – Current facts and figures about KAUST students, faculty, alumni and community

Media Resources – Helpful links to our latest research and campus life news, including our social media accounts

Contact Us – Phone numbers and email addresses to contact for more information​

About King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

KAUST advances science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research integrated with graduate education. Located on the Red Sea coast in Saudi Arabia, KAUST conducts curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address global challenges related to food, water, energy and the environment. Established in 2009, KAUST is a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world. The university currently educates and trains over 900 master’s and doctoral students, supported by an academic community of 150 faculty members, 400 postdocs and 300 research scientists. With 100 nationalities working and living at KAUST, the university brings together people and ideas from all over the world. Visit for more information.

Academic Divisions

Research Centers
Core Labs
Innovation and Economic Development

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If you are part of a news organization and need assistance, please contact the appropriate media relations representative listed below.

Global media contact:
Michelle Ponto
Senior Communications Advisor
Marketing Communications
Phone: +966 (12) 808-3234

​In-Kingdom media contact:
Salah Sindi
Senior In-Kingdom Media Advisor
Marketing Communications
Phone: +966 (12) 808-3221

Mailing Address
4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal 23955-6900
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia​

For questions regarding admissions for our masters or doctoral programs:

For questions regarding Saudi Initiatives:
Phone: +966 (12) 808-3463