The world is changing. Some regions faster than others. Saudi Arabia and the whole Middle East are immersed in a social and industrial transformation process aimed to diversify the economy and adapt some of its traditions to the modern global times. This has provoked the apparition of multiple job opportunities for talented and skilled people from all around the world. Within this context, KAUST was founded in 2009 as a pilot project to develop key technologies for the benefit of our society, and it offers excellent facilities and remuneration to develop high quality research.

KAUST is located 45 minutes driving from the Jeddah International Airport, which has direct flights to multiple major cities in Europe, Asia, and United States. Apart from excellent laboratories, KAUST campus offers luxury housing, restaurants, sports and recreation centres, health center, and daycare, kindergarten, and schooling for children. You can find more information here.

If you are a scientist, editor, or journalist who seeks collaboration with us, please feel free to contact Prof. Mario Lanza via email ( or phone (+966128084742). His office address is: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, building 3, office 3337, Thuwal, 23955, Saudi Arabia. His laboratory is in building 3, room 2710.