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

The University's Human Resources (HR) Relocation Team supports appointed Postdoctoral Fellows every step of the way during relocation to the Kingdom. The Relocation Team will give advice on local customs, dress codes, relevant policies and codes of practice.


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