About The Lens

The Lens is the official blog of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and is managed by the University’s Marketing Communications (Marcom) Department. It provides dynamic and timely University news and updates relevant to students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members. The Lens can be accessed by anyone using the KAUST network.

About the blog name


The name of the blog refers to an element of the University logo: the Clarity Lens. The Clarity Lens is a focusing element symbolizing the University’s open environment where people can think clearly, study freely and examine the world’s most complex issues through the clear light of reason.

How do I Submit information to be posted on The Lens

Marcom welcomes KAUST information and updates that are core to the University’s mission and values and relevant to our broader audience. If you have department news, a community or public event you would like to share, please complete the Marcom online form.

Please note that information on The Lens is posted at the discretion of Marcom.

How do I find answers to my questions ?

If you have a question but don’t know how to contact the relevant person, visit the Contacts page for a directory of phone numbers and email addresses.

If you still don’t know how to find an answer, email us at theLENS@kaust.edu.sa and we will help direct your question to the right person or department.

Why should I sign up for The Lens email subscription ?

By subscribing to The Lens, you will receive a notification email each time a post is added. You don’t need a KAUST email address to sign up (you can use any email address), although you must be on the KAUST network to view the full post (either physically on campus or by using a KAUST VPN).

Please note that the majority of University email announcements will be phased out and will instead be shared as informational posts on The Lens. If you want to continue receiving information to your inbox, be sure to sign up for The Lens email subscription service.

If you change your mind, you can unsubscribe at any time.