Since it was inaugurated in 2009, KAUST has been envisioned as an international home for science in the Middle East. Inspired by that vision, it has attracted many of the best scientists in different disciplines to become one of the most important research hubs in the Middle East. The KAUST Discovery perspectives offer a closer look at this unique university, and the different individuals and facilities that make it possible. It also covers the breakthrough technologies and innovations taking place within the university that aim to address some of the most challenging problems facing societies everywhere.
August 6, 2017
Sifting through huge amounts of data may bring better understanding of whale shark social structures, protein targets for drug therapies and disease-causing genes.
July 15, 2017
Mangroves, seagrass meadows, seaweeds and saltmarshes, the forests of the sea, perform a vital and often overlooked role in storing carbon and mitigating the effects of climate change.
June 17, 2017
Wind intensities and wave heights in the Red Sea are decreasing over time—potential for a significant impact on its ecosystem.
May 27, 2017
Passionate plant scientist Mark Tester conducts ground-breaking research into plants that could one day help feed the world.
May 13, 2017
A remarkable collaboration, drawing parallels between human and animal ecology, uses data from smartphones to protect vulnerable species.
May 6, 2017
The work of a small group specializing in demystifying proteins is having far-reaching effects.
April 24, 2017
An international, multidisciplinary collaboration that led to the world’s first underwater robotic avatar.
March 18, 2017
The Red Sea provides opportunities to coral bleaching and inform future practices to help safeguard the world’s coral reef ecosystems.
February 18, 2017
Studying dusty air, especially in the Middle East, which is part of the Earth’s notorious dust belt, has both local and global significance.
January 22, 2017
“Historians will look back on this era as the tipping point for marine agriculture,” said Carlos Duarte.