Glossary Terms

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KAUST)

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) is an independent scientific organization administratively reporting to the Prime Minister. KACST is both the Saudi Arabian national science agency and its national laboratories.

King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Public Education Development Project

The recent project launched by Saudi Arabia for the development of public education will cost a total of SR11.8 billion (US$3.1 billion), which will be distributed over the next five years to implement four programs as part of the overall project to improve the quality of education.

King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE)

K●A●CARE was established by Royal order A/35 of H.M. King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on 17th April 2010 with the fundamental aim of building a sustainable future for Saudi Arabia by developing a substantial alternative energy capacity fully supported by world-class local industries.

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)

The 4 economic cities in Saudi Arabia are intended to make the country a highly attractive platform for investments while partnering with the local and international private sector, building an economic value for the country, and creating significant employment opportunities for its residents.

King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD)

The King Abdullah Financial District a place where companies meet to do business, where students come to learn and where the best technology will serve the brightest minds.

King Abdullah Scholarships Program

King Abdullah Foreign Scholarship Program provides the means to best world universities to pursue studies that lead to degrees (bachelors, masters and doctorate) and medical fellowships.

King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies

King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies

King Faisal’s devotion to Islam and its traditions were hallmarks of his life. King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies was born out of respect for our father’s strong beliefs and because of the significance we attach to Islamic culture and learning.

King Saud University

King Saud University, the premier institution of higher education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was established in 1957 to enhance the nation’s growth and well-being.


Britain oversaw foreign relations and defense for the ruling Kuwaiti AL-SABAH dynasty from 1899 until independence in 1961.