King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate level University on the Red Sea, near the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The university opened in September 2009. The aim of the university is to promote research excellence and scientific achievement in Saudi Arabia and around the globe. Several characteristics make KAUST a unique place to pursue world-class academic research and education:
- Plentiful research funding available for faculty and students
- A wide network of collaborating institutions around the world allows interdisciplinary and rewarding research opportunities for students and faculty. Collaborating institutes include: UC Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Imperial College, Technical University of Munich, and Cornell.
- Computational facilities including an IBM Blue Gene/P system (Shaheen), a unique Virtual Environment (Cornea) and a joint IBM/KAUST research center devoted to computational science.
- A beautiful, environmentally-friendly campus with a friendly and diverse community
- State of the art educational facilities and academic curriculum designed with an interdisciplinary approach.
- Direct access to R&D opportunities in collaboration with KAUST's industrial partners, such as General Electric, Saudi Aramco, Toyota, and IBM.
- Start-up opportunities in the research park next to KAUST.