Academic Affairs supports KAUST's mission by leading, producing and delivering services to students, alumni, faculty and staff of a global university through:
- -Recruiting Excellent Students and Faculty
- -Enriching the Student Experience
- -Promoting Excellence in Learning, Research and International Collaboration
- -Empowering Students & Alumni at KAUST and Beyond
We are Academic Affairs
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor James Calvin is Vice President for Academic Affairs at KAUST. For more information visit
VP for Academic Affairs.
Each year, KAUST runs exciting enrichment programs in the fall, winter and spring. These one and two-week programs are open to all students, faculty and community members and feature a wide variety of engaging events.
Faculty Affairs manages a variety of administrative functions related to KAUST faculty, including recruitment, appointments, annual performance review, third year review, promotions, policy development and communication, leaves, visiting faculty and scholars and faculty recordkeeping.
Graduate Affairs oversee the academic life of all students. We work with
prospective students, current students and alumni to ensure a positive and
enriching graduate student experience. We help students from admission to
graduation and beyond.
KAUST's Visiting Student Research Program (VSRP) is a specialized and targeted opportunity for undergraduate and master's degree students to conduct research with KAUST faculty mentors in select research projects. The length of the program varies from three to six months, and VSRP students receive academic credit upon the successful completion of their projects. VSRP students are fully funded during the program.
The University Library provides faculty, students and staff access to various types of scientific information, including print and digital journals and books and software, media and data. The Library also provide research assistance and repository services to store publications and data. The University Library provides faculty, researchers, students and staff access to various types of scientific information, including print and digital journals and books and software, media and data. The Library also provides research support and repository services to store publications and data.
Office of the Registrar
The Office of the Registrar is the custodian of student academic records. The Office manages student registration and the creation and maintenance of student records. It also manages semester scheduling, classroom space, the processing of grades, providing certified documents, the issuance of transcripts and the production of degree diplomas.
Ombuds for Student Matters
The Ombuds Office is a confidential service designed to help with student-related problems. The service is open to all students and those staff who have a student-related issue that they are not sure how to resolve.