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Company Overview of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Company Overview

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is an educational institution that offers bachelors and masters level courses. It offers courses focusing on Chemical and Life Sciences and Engineering (CLSE), Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Engineering (MCSE), and Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE). Additionally, it provides earth science and engineering, electrical engineering, environmental science and engineering, marine science, materials science and engineering, and mechanical engineering courses. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is based in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Thuwal,  23955-6900

Saudi Arabia


966 12 808 0342

Key Executives for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

President and Member of the Board of Trustees
Age: 62
Executive Vice President of Administration and Finance
Vice President of Research
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Vice President of Saudi Initiatives
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Key Developments

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Appoints Mark Crowell as Vice President of Innovation and Economic Development

Mark Crowell has been named the vice president of Innovation and Economic Development at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). As of July 1, 2015, his responsibilities will include the development, management and commercialization of its intellectual property portfolio, the creation and support of new businesses, fostering joint ventures and collaborations with industry partners and enabling a strong culture of entrepreneurship at KAUST. In addition, he will oversee the development and management of KAUST's Research and Technology Park and will help drive the strategic positioning and operation of pre-seed, seed and/or venture funding initiatives. Crowell has over 25 years of experience as a leader in academic innovation and business development.

GE and KAUST Sign Agreement for Research on Gas Turbines

GE has signed a cooperative research agreement with King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, or KAUST, to reportedly undertake research on enhancing the fuel flexibility of GE's gas turbines. The collaborative research, led by Saudi-based international professionals and students from KAUST along with GE's global team, will focus on the impact of using heavy liquid fuels on advanced gas turbines. The goal of this groundbreaking study is to help advance the overall fuel flexibility of gas turbines, which in turn can positively impact power plant availability, enabling power producers to meet the growing demand for electricity in the Kingdom. According to Bill Roberts, director, KAUST Clean Combustion Center, the university's cooperative research with GE is a strong example of the academic-industry linkages KAUST fosters. The collaborative research project, scheduled to begin this year, is co-funded by GE and KAUST. Research results will be evaluated by GE experts to determine feasibility.

Boeing Opens New R1D Office in Partnership with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Boeing opened a Boeing Research amp; Technology (BRamp;T) office in partnership with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to develop aerospace technologies and support Saudi Arabia's efforts to establish knowledge-based programs and expertise. Opening a Boeing office at KAUST will enhance Boeing's ability to interact with the KAUST Industrial Cooperation Partnership (KICP) members. With a staff primarily comprised of Saudi nationals the new office will generate new jobs increase technology acumen among local youth and professionals and support environmental and social sustainability across the region.

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