ABOUT—KAUST Discovery

KAUST Discovery website and magazine was launched in 2014 to promote the University’s research progress in a way that is consumable and accessible to a broad audience. Using a journalistic style of writing, we feature concise, accurate and clear information on the latest stories of our people and their ideas to help address the most challenging problems facing society.

Every day, KAUST faculty and researchers are contributing their science within a historic enterprise—building global research from the ground up, dedicated to academic and professional benchmarks for performance. As an extension of the University’s interdisciplinary research culture, KAUST Discovery showcases our environment of inquiry, curiosity and passion.

KAUST Discovery actively follows research that is at the heart of the University’s mission to enhance the welfare of society through special focus on food, water, energy and environment—four areas of global significance. Our stories reflect the journey our faculty, researchers and students are taking as they strive to grow edible crops in salty conditions, reuse precious water resources, maximize engine output and explore the Red Sea.

Four years since its launch, the award-wining KAUST Discovery magazine serves as a tool to engage friends near and far with our people. Every week on the website, you will find new stories of our journey to produce impactful research at KAUST through discovery and innovation.