When Solomon Apuu first left his hometown of Gboko in Nigeria for foreign soil, he was bound for Russia on a full scholarship to obtain his bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering.

After Rabab Alomairy completed her master’s degree in Computer Science at KAUST in 2013, she took some time to reflect on her academic journey so-far.

She explains that KAUST “didn't just fund [her] education abroad, they also [provided] enrichment experiences throughout the four years of college"

“I will go out of my way to advise people to come to KAUST,” he concludes, “because I know what KAUST did for me, and what it will still do for so many aspiring students.”

“I feel like students who graduate from KAUST are the leaders of the future" he says, “and alumni are always kept involved in moving KAUST forward.”

“I’ve always lived near the sea,” shares Lyndsey Tanabe, who has graduated from KAUST with a Ph.D. in marine science.

Alumni Conversations with Hossain Fahad, PhD ’14, MS ’10 (Electrical & Computer Engineering - CEMSE)

Alumni Conversations with Joanna Nassar, PhD ’17, MS ’14 (Electrical & Computer Engineering - CEMSE)

Abdullah Alshehri is a PhD student from Saudi Arabia studying electrical engineering at KAUST. He sees a window of opportunity open in front of him.

Meet recent graduate Abdulwahab Felemban (MS ’21) as he reflects on his KAUST journey as alumnus from the Class of 2021. Last year Abdulwahab led a team of KAUST researchers to develop an AI-driven water tap (Smart-Tap) which won first place in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Digital Innovation Awards. He's now continuing his KAUST journey as a PhD student of Electrical and Computer Engineering.