The Marconi Society organized the second 6G Summit on Connected the Unconnected in partnership with KAUST. The summit was a three-day virtual event that brought together experts from technology and policy-making to discuss ideas that can accelerate the process of connecting the unconnected population to the internet.

KAUST successfully hosted the 15th General Conference of The World Academy of Science (TWAS). During this conference a panel on "Digital inclusion: Challenges and opportunities for connecting the unconnected in the post-COVID era,” was organized and moderated on Thursday, Nov.4, 2021, by Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr.

The progressive telecommunications research of KAUST Ph.D. candidate Maurilio Matracia, supervised by postdoctoral fellow Mustafa Kishk and Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Mohamed-Slim Alouini, has been recently awarded the second-place prize at the IEEE SusTech 2021 student poster contest.
The second edition of the KAUST 6G Summit on "Connecting the Unconnected" was recently held online from Tuesday, September 28 to Thursday, September 30, 2021. As part of “The Decade of Digital Inclusion,” a semester-long master class from the Marconi Society, the summit covered the latest research and technological advancements in 6G global connectivity.
This coming decade promises to be yet another revolutionary one in how we communicate. In a world that is only beginning to embrace 5G technology, several scientific institutions, governments, telecom companies, and phone manufacturers worldwide are beginning to research the development possibilities of its successor—6G technology.
Zhengying Lou is a communication engineering graduate who joined KAUST from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Zhengying first came to KAUST in June 2020 as a visiting student and was instantly impressed by the university’s high academic standards and convenient living environment.