We exist to nurture the people and the solutions that will help sustain our planet
We aim to be a global model for resource circularity and a technoscientific leader in the protection and restoration of the land and coastal environment on which KAUST is established
ENHANCING HOW WE
OPERATE, WORK AND LIVE
CONTRIBUTING TO GLOBAL GOALS
KAUST is committed to working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Find Out More
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agricultureOUR CONTRIBUTION
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all agesOUR CONTRIBUTION
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for allOUR CONTRIBUTION
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for allOUR CONTRIBUTION
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable DevelopmentOUR CONTRIBUTION
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for allOUR CONTRIBUTION
Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovationOUR CONTRIBUTION
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainableOUR CONTRIBUTION
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patternsOUR CONTRIBUTION
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, sea and marine resources for sustainable developmentOUR CONTRIBUTION
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity lossOUR CONTRIBUTION
Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societiesOUR CONTRIBUTION
Energizing Change: KAUST and Newdigit Team Up to Support Energy Security in Developing Nations
[This] very fulfilling experience highlights the very important role that KAUST can play in the Sustainability and Energy Affordability arenas.
Broadening Sustainability Knowledge
"The course allowed learners to explore system thinking, giving them key competencies to contribute to Vision 2030 and the attainment of the UN SDGs."
KAUST tops THE Impact Rankings 2023 in Saudi Arabia
This year, KAUST ranked 101-200 out of 1,625 institutions from 112 countries and regions and 1st in Saudi Arabia.
KAUST releases its first SDG Highlight Report
I hope that the projects, initiatives and activities presented [in the report] will inspire us to continue our sustainability journey...
From Ideas to Action: KAUST Empowers Youth Leaders for Social Impact
Inspiring the academic community into using their voices to drive positive change towards present and future humanity challenges.
KAUST Scientists Develop and Deploy New Mobile Wastewater Treatment Plant
KAUST scientists have recently developed and deployed a first-of-its-kind mobile decentralized wastewater treatment and reuse unit in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia.
KAUST Launches Organic Waste Composting Program to Reduce Landfill Waste
The Facilities Management (FM) at KAUST has partnered with Edama Organic Solutions to launch a residential organic waste composting program.
KAUST Facilities Management Sets New Standards for Sustainable Operations and Energy Efficiency
The Facilities Management (FM) department at KAUST has made significant efforts to improve the sustainability of its operations.
A CHANGING CLIMATE
Climate change is an existential threat and a serious challenge for humankind
KAUST is strongly committed to leading and accelerating discoveries and science-based solutions to enable real climate action.Find Out More