​​​​​​​​​​​​​Media Relations​

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The Marketing Communications team at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is here to assist local, national and international media organizations by:
  • Providing background on research and general facts about KAUST
  • Developing briefs related to our research areas—food, water, energy and the environment
  • Facilitating interviews with faculty, researchers and staff
​About KAUST

​King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), established in 2009, is an international graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education and innovation.

Located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, KAUST seeks to advance scientific research and collaboration, transcending disciplines and boundaries for the benefit of science. Breakthrough research is conducted to address grand challenges of global significance, in the areas of water, food, energy and the environment.

KAUST is a private university committed to the highest standards of research and academic excellence; attracting and developing top global talents based on merit; and fostering a spirit of enterprise encompassing innovation and opportunity to catalyze the Kingdom's economic development. 

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


Michelle D'Antoni
Global Communications Advisor
Phone: +966 (12) 808-3178

Michelle Ponto
Senior Advisor for Research and Innovation Marketing
Phone: +966 (12) 808-3234

Salah Sindi
Senior In-Kingdom Media Advisor
Phone: +966 (12) 808-3221

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