Technology Leaders Program aims to address the
gap in national human resources on the level
of technical leaders by training and qualifying
a generation of leaders and decision makers
in the vital technical fields in the Kingdom.
To provide a world-class venue for conducting research in different strategic areas and technologies while enabling the Saudi researchers to become more technologically
Creating world-class research centers which encourage and promote research into a wide range of technologies that will contribute to steering the Kingdom's economy towards a knowledge-based economy.
KACST has established 14 centers, distributed
throughout the world, in collaboration with
big research institutions and universities in
the field of scientific and applied research.
These centers work on research in the strategic
areas that are important for the development
and prosperity of the national economy.
KACST focuses on conducting applied and development
research in 9 strategic sectors. The main objective
of these research activities is to address pressing
issues in the Kingdom by enhancing the local
content contribution and increasing the value
retained in these sectors.
The research projects in King Abdulaziz City
for Science and Technology are conducted through
the national institutes and centers as well
as the Technology Leaders Program (TLP) in several
strategic sectors such as energy, water, advanced
The program is offering training and research
opportunities, in order to introduce students
and Saudi Scholars to research and scientific
exploration, and help them acquire the needed
practical experience in specified fields concerning
the Kingdom’s strategic.
Technology Leaders Program performs consulting
services and studies and offers innovative solutions
to government and private bodies to promote
the role of science and technology in the Kingdom’s
University of Cambridge
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Michigan
University of California, Berkeley
University of Oxford
University of Texas A&M
University of California, Santa Barbara
University California, San Diego