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Why KAUST?

KAUST is a destination for scientific and technological education and research. To support this vision, KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous assured research funding and internationally competitive salaries. 

At KAUST, you will be encouraged to engage in both curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research. The academic divisions and research centers support the University's research mission by bringing together globally renowned faculty members, dedicated researchers and driven graduate students from across all disciplines for interdisciplinary approaches to fundamental problems.

As a KAUST postdoc or researcher, you will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities. The Core Labs consist of 10 laboratories that are strategically located throughout the academic campus, enabling users to transition between labs in a matter of minutes. These shared-user facilities provide direct access to specialized research equipment operated by expert staff.

Surrounded by the beauty of the Red Sea, the University offers exceptional community services, facilities, programs and events to help you enjoy an active, healthy, balanced and fulfilled life at KAUST. These community resources allow postdocs and researchers to balance their professional and family commitments with satisfying leisure and travel opportunities. 

The University campus and community are situated in a unique coastal location neighboring the village of Thuwal on the eastern shore of the Red Sea, approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Jeddah. The campus spans more than 36 million square meters, including a unique coral reef ecosystem that the University is preserving as a marine sanctuary.​

Click here​ to learn more about research opportunities at KAUST.
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