In December, KAUST recognized the graduating class of 2020 in its 11th commencement and first virtual graduation ceremony at its headquarters in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. Students and faculty embodied the spirit of community, demonstrating that even virtual events can be celebratory.
This year's ceremony honored 149 master's degree graduates (88 male/61 female) and 95 Ph.D. graduates (72 male/23 female) from KAUST's various disciplines and programs. Of the 244 graduates, 87 are from Saudi Arabia (51 male/36 female). The total number from each academic division:
- Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division—81
- Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division—94
- Physical Science and Engineering Division—69
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