King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), founded in 2009, is an international, graduate research University located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. KAUST is dedicated to advancing science and engineering through interdisciplinary research, education and innovation. It was announced in 2013 that KAUST had one of the fastest growing research and citation records in the world and in the 2016 Nature Index Rising Stars was ranked #19 in the world of the fastest rising universities for high quality research output. KAUST was ranked #1 in the world in citations per faculty ranking indicator as per QS World University Rankings for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
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