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News and Events

  • Commencement Expo - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    • ​Alumni Affairs welcomes you to the first annual Commencement Expo.

      You are invited to have your headshot taken with a professional photographer on Tuesday September 17 from 10am-7pm in the Auditorium, building 20. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity, so you can use your headshot professionally for your dissertation, LinkedIn, publications or conferences.

      Please be sure to bring your KAUST ID, and contact us if you have any questions: alumni@kaust.edu.sa

      Evening Program - Auditorium, building 20
      All students planning or considering participating in this year's Commencement Ceremony are required to attend an informational Commencement "Expo" on Tuesday September 17 from 5pm-7pm in the Auditorium, building 20.

      During the Commencement Expo, potential graduates will:
      • Receive information about important deadlines and key requirements
      • Have the opportunity to register for the Commencement ceremony
      • Verify and record individual names for Ceremony purposes
      • Have a professional “head shot” photo
      • Have the opportunity to meet with a variety of departments/programs including KAUST Inn, Government Affairs, and Alumni Office to answer questions about Commencement related processes. 
       
      A light dinner will be provided from 5-5:30pm.

  • SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY OCTOBER 19, 2019, SHANGHAI

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      Save the date, October 19, 2019, for a dinner with alumni and friends in Shanghai, hosted by KAUST President 
      Professor Tony F. Chan and the China Alumni Chapter. The dinner will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of KAUST.


      More details to come.

      Please check kaustalumniconnect.com or email alumni@kaust.edu.sa for information on the event.


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  • Join KAUST Alumni Connect - the online community for alumni

    • The portal offers graduates, student alumni and KAUST's former postdoctoral fellows, the opportunity to network online, post or find jobs, lead a discussion, start a group, and identify a mentor.

      Login to KAUST Alumni Connect  using Facebook or LinkedIn credentials, or you can establish a unique identity.

      KAUST Alumni Connect

  • Saudi Arabian Alumni Chapter Welcomes New Committee

    • ​Alumni Affairs has welcomed two new committee members for 2019. Babar Khan, PhD ’18, joins the committee with responsibility for increasing the Chapter’s outreach to current students. He is founder of Waterworks Monitoring, a start-up company at KAUST.  “Babar has been an active student volunteer, and great supporter of alumni events, and we’re delighted to welcome him to the Chapter,” said Lea Sublett, Manager of Alumni Affairs.  

      Former postdoctoral fellow Dr Muhammad Arsalan, with Saudi Aramco, also joins the committee, representing the postdoctoral alumni community in Saudi Arabia. “With Muhammad’s support we look forward to strengthening our relationship with postdoc alumni,” Lea said.

      Noura Shehab, PhD ’14, MS ’10, will lead the Chapter into January 2020, with a mandate to connect the student and alumni community, engage more with alumni in Riyadh and Dhahran, and focus the Chapter’s networking activities in the areas of innovation (including commercialization) and start-ups. “I am very passionate about entrepreneurship and start-ups, and would like the Chapter to strengthen the relationship between KAUST’s alumni entrepreneurs and the Entrepreneur Center to exchange the knowledge and engage our current students,” said Noura, a Research Scientist with RPD Innovations.

      We welcome the following members of the Chapter for 2019:

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      Committee:

      Vasiliki Kordopati, MS ‘17
      Babar Khan, PhD ‘18
      Muhammad Arsalan (former post-doctoral fellow)

      For information on the Chapter’s events, sign-up to or log into KAUST Alumni Connect

      KAUST Alumni Connect

  • Founding Class - Share your Memories

    • As a founding year student your memories of KAUST as our earliest students are special, significant and unique. As we approach our 10 year anniversary we'd love to capture your memories for a series of Then and Now projects.


      Tell us your story

  • Welcome New Graduates

    • Welcome to the KAUST alumni community, a network of more than 1,600 alumni across the globe.

      Your membership to this community is automatic, it's free and it opens up a world of opportunities and benefits to help build your career and professional networks, and stay informed and connected.

      Where to from here?​
      Ensure your contact details are correct:
      To keep you connected and up-to-date, we need to know where you are to ensure you hear about opportunities and are invited to events in your region.

      Already graduated? You can login to check your details are correct or update your contacts.

      Completed your studies but still waiting to graduate? You'll need to wait until after your graduation ceremony to update your contact details through our portal.  You can contact a member of the Alumni Affairs team at any time to assist you alumni@kaust.edu.sa

      Join our online and regional networks:
      Connect with the KAUST Alumni Community on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7067201​ 

      KAUST has alumni chapters in Saudi Arabia and China. For information on how to become involved, contact us alumni@kaust.edu.sa

      Remember, no matter where you go or what you do, KAUST will always be a part of who you are.

      KAUST Alumni Connect

  • Alumni Volunteering Opportunities

    • Are you interested in volunteering for Alumni Affairs? Opportunities coming up include: participating in the Things I Wish I’d Known panel at Orientation on Thursday August 22 to give advice to our new students on how they can best settle in to their new lives at KAUST and as grad students. On Thursday October 24 Alumni Affairs is hosting Alumni Career Conversations and we’re currently looking for speakers to sit on a panel to share helpful information on establishing a career and searching for a job.  If you’re interested in being considered for either opportunity, email Alumni Affairs before June 20.

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