King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
جامعة الملك عبدلله للعلوم والتقنية

Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) is a private, international graduate-level institution located on the Red Sea. KAUST advances science and technology through research and education and serves as a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and around the world. The interdisciplinary research environment and active international collaborations enable KAUST to pursue large scale challenges — such as energy, water, food, and the environment.

Integrated Academic Divisions and Research Centers

Since opening in 2009, KAUST faculty, students, postdocs and researchers continue to pursue both curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research through integrated Academic Divisions and Research Centers. To foster an environment of co-existence between curiosity and applied research, KAUST’s divisions invest in its people through a breadth of multiple disciplines in graduate research. Students enroll in master’s and doctoral degree programs within one of three divisions: Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering; Physical Science and Engineering; and Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering.

Simultaneously, KAUST’s 11 Research Centers invest in major projects and provide thematic focus for goal-oriented research. Additionally they invigorate graduate education by cultivating research teams towards solutions. Under this foundation, KAUST attracts graduate students who are passionate about how their ideas can change the world. KAUST’s large-scale Research Centers focus on the areas of clean combustion, solar energy, advanced membranes, extreme computing, desert agriculture, catalysis, upstream petroleum engineering, water desalination, computational bioscience, visual computing and the Red Sea.

Core Laboratories

KAUST also has nine Core Laboratories that provide technologically advanced facilities, training and service to KAUST faculty, students, researchers and industrial partners. One of the core labs is home to the Shaheen supercomputer, ranked among the top 10 most powerful supercomputers in the world in 2016.

Hub of Innovation

At the heart of KAUST's mission is the development of knowledge-based innovation and industrial clusters in Saudi Arabia. The integrated KAUST Research & Technology Park hosts leading international corporations and offers a wide array of strategically-connected innovation and economic development programs, including proof-of-concept and seed-funding resources, as well as support for incubation and acceleration of new businesses.

Live-Work-Play Lifestyle

More than just a university, KAUST is a residential community of approximately 7000 people who have come to KAUST from over 100 different countries. This live-work-play coastal town offers a one-of-a-kind collaborative learning environment and distinctive educational experience, making KAUST a destination for explorers and innovators from around the globe.

KAUST retains sole responsibility for content © 2016 KAUST.

1 March 2016 - 28 February 2017

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) published between 1 March 2016 - 28 February 2017 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

AC FC WFC
163 74.61 74.58

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Chemistry 109 53.63 53.63
Physical Sciences 73 35.92 35.89
Earth & Environmental Sciences 12 5.05 5.05
Life Sciences 14 3.77 3.77

1 March 2016 - 28 February 2017

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 0.82% Domestic
  • 99.18% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Top 10 domestic collaborators by WFC (2 total)

  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
  • Domestic institution
  1. King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia (1)
    0.85
    0.15
  2. Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia (0.75)
    0.70
    0.05

Note: Collaboration is determined by the weighted fractional count (WFC), which is listed in parentheses.

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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