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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology PhD Reviews

Updated 2 Jul 2020

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  1. "High quality research and standard of living"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Phd Student Researcher in Mecca
    Recommends

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time

    Pros

    A comfortable life and professional researchers

    Cons

    The weather is hot in the summer!

  2. "A unique experience"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Thuwal
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High-quality research, a lot of benefits, excellent salary

    Cons

    It is located 2 hours from Jeddah, you would like to have a car to go around Saudi

  3. "Great place for focusing on your research and yourself"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Thuwal
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Housing and services included. You don't need to spend a minute "paying bills". Commuting ~5min. Overall more time for research/personal development. Great international environment on the academic campus. Many sports activities can be done here. Usually great support for attending conferences (very valuable for networking). Research facilities are top-class.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain. It is worth the adventure.

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  4. "Best"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Thuwal
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    State of the art research facilities Best Researchers Accommodation Insurance Good Community

    Cons

    Restaurants are comparatively costly than outside Nill Nill Nill

  5. "Good university"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Thuwal
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Academic facilitates are one of the best. Very safe campus.

    Cons

    The students are not on par with the good universities.

  6. "Good place for research if you are single"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Student 
    Recommends

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time

    Pros

    Excellent research equipment, very good stipend

    Cons

    Remote location, super slow delivery speed

  7. "Nice international environment for research."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Jeddah
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice international environment for research.

    Cons

    None of cons to complain about.

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  8. "It is good for student."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD in Thuwal
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free housing. medical insurance. high scholarship

    Cons

    You will felt alone. The weather is hot.

  9. "PhD student"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing high tech labs, very high salaries

    Cons

    Secluded campus, poor student diversity, average academic publications

  10. "Research facilities"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Thuwal
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best research facilities on par with the top universities in the world. Faculty and students keep a highly competitive environment. The only mixed-gender university provides the best international environment.

    Cons

    No cons in terms of facilities and research outlook.

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