News and Events

  • Graduation Gifts for Class of 2019

    • We have made several keepsake gifts and are honored to give as your graduation gift. Come meet the Alumni Affairs team at Commencement Rehearsal from 9-12 on Thursday December 12 and receive these special keepsakes, and learn more about how you can stay connected. Remember, no matter where you go, or what you do, KAUST will always be a part of who you are. 


    • We are thrilled to invite you to our Palo Alto alumni and friends dinner, to be hosted by KAUST President Tony F. Chan.

      Date:  Sunday February 16, 2020
      Time: 6.30 – 9pm 
      Location: University Club of Palo Alto, 3277 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304

      To register, contact the Alumni Affairs team – alumni@kaust.edu.sa

  • Serve on the Saudi Arabian Alumni Chapter in 2020

    • Nominations are now open for the Saudi Arabian Alumni Chapter. Serving in a leadership role on the Chapter committee requires a multi-year commitment as well as ongoing and consistent participation in supporting initiatives coordinated by the Chapter or Alumni Affairs. Examples of events the Chapter organizes or has a presence at throughout a year include welcoming new students at Orientation in January and August, helping coordinate the biannual Alumni Career Conversations, and assisting the Alumni Affairs team at various events as they come up throughout the year. Send your resume and an expression of interest to Alumni Affairs by December 15, 2019 alumni@kaust.edu.sa


    • The annual Alumni Lecture Series is on again! In the last 10 years, this exciting series of lectures have become a flagship event showcasing the professional impact of KAUST's global alumni community.

      Thursday January 16, 2020 from 2-5pm in the Auditorium (Bld 20).


      Dimitrios Kleftogiannis PhD '16 – Currently affiliated with the Department of Informatics of the University of Bergen (UiB), and the Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO).

      Arwa Raies PhD '12 - Postdoctoral Fellow at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in the United Kingdom.

      Faisal Nawab MS '11 – an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at UC Santa Cruz. He graduated with his PhD from UC Santa Barbara.

      Eduardo Gorron MS '12 - PhD student researching recombinant protein production at Australia's University of Queensland.

      Hessa Alquwaiee - PhD '16 - works with Ericsson to manage the Saudi Innovation Hub in Riyadh.

  • Welcome Class of 2019

    • Welcome to the KAUST alumni community, a network of more than 1,700 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

  • 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

  • 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

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