KAUST Change Makers Awards honor alumni

09 November, 2022

​King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has announced the winners of the KAUST Alumni Change Makers Awards, an awards program that recognizes the impacts being made by alumni at a local, national and international level in a range of areas of great importance to KAUST and the Kingdom.

The inaugural gala event, which took place on November 4, 2022, honored alumni in three categories: Leadership and Impact; Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Social Impact, with additional Special Recognition awards given to alumni making an impact in their communities around the globe.

President of KAUST Professor Tony Chan commented, "The talent pool KAUST creates in-Kingdom and internationally is exceptional. We want to shine a light on the incredible work being done here and around the world."

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Recipients of the First Annual KAUST Alumni Change Makers Awards


27 November, 2022

Guarding the Gateway Between Science and Public Policy

For Hill-Cawthorne, the true capacity of science to improve people’s lives cannot be unleashed unless it is completely unhindered.

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22 November, 2022

In Hopeful Pursuit of a Vision Beyond Dreams

Javier has been a champion of KAUST for over a decade, especially at home in Mexico.

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20 November, 2022

Building Future Impact from the Ground, Up

Since graduating from KAUST, Showail has been relentless in his founding of new entities and positions across the Kingdom.

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