​​​​​​​​Welcome to KAUST Alumni

As a KAUST alumnus, you are part of a global community of over 1,500 talented graduates, student alumni and post-doctoral fellows. 

You represent more than 80 countries and have an impressive record of achievement in research and discovery. We value the impact you are making to science and technology and recognise your global achievement in academic and professional endeavors. 

As a member of the KAUST alumni community you will benefit from an engaged and lifelong network and enjoy privileged access to a wide range of opportunities, resources and events. These include:
  • Membership of KAUST Alumni Chapters – currently active in Saudi Arabia and China.
  • Volunteering – give your time as a presenter at KAUST or online as a career panelist, mentor a student, help recruit future students, let us interview you for an alumni story or video testimonial or establish a regional alumni chapter.
For further information, to give the Alumni Affairs team your feedback or update your contact details, contact Lea Sublett, Manager, Alumni Affairs – or

Alumni Traditions - Commencement 

In 2010, KAUST celebrated its first commencement ceremony. At this historic celebration, graduates receiving their diplomas from the Chemical & Life Sciences and Engineering Division wore blue academic regalia, Mathematical & Computer Sciences and Engineering students wore orange, and the Physical Sciences and Engineering students wore green.  These colors have gone on to become a significant part of KAUST tradition.