KFAS News

KFAS and Sciences Po Extend Strategic Partnership

October 10, 2017

KFAS and Sciences Po are proud to announce that they have extended their strategic partnership and signed a renewal of the agreement for 5 additional years on 28th September 2017 in Paris, France.

Over a span of five days at The Avenues, KFAS holds an exhibition today to introduce its various projects and activities

September 21, 2017

KFAS is holding a five-day exhibition at The Avenues starting today. The exhibition will showcase major projects implemented by the Foundation as well as activities of its four Scientific Centers.

KFAS launches Innovation Challenge 2018 in collaboration with UCLA A unique executive education program for private sector companies

September 11, 2017

KFAS launched the fourth season of its Executive Education Program (Innovation Challenge 2018)

Professional Development Initiative 2018

September 10, 2017

If you are graduating in the Spring or Summer of 2018, you are invited to apply for the Professional Development Initiative (PDI).

Appointment of a New Director-General of the Scientific Center

August 17, 2017

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences announced the appointment of Mrs. Rana Abdallah Al-Nibari as Director General of the Scientific Center effective 6 August 2017.

KFAS sponsors the Proteges Organization for the second year running

July 13, 2017

The Proteges Program has officially launched its seventh season and with that the sponsorship of the Foundation for the second year was announced.

In Cooperation With the Ministry of Electricity and Water, KFAS Launched a Water Conservation Pilot Project In 5000 Houses Using Gauges

July 02, 2017

In cooperation with the Ministry of Electricity and Water, KFAS has recently launched a new initiative to conserve natural resources in the country through a pilot project.

Shihab El-din: A new KFAS strategy with three thrusts to contribute to establishing the knowledge economy KFAS presents its new strategic for 2017-2021

June 22, 2017

KFAS presented at a press conference held in its headquarters, the major achievements realized in 2016...

Under the auspices of H.E. the Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education, KFAS recognizes Kuwaiti high school students graduating with honors

June 13, 2017

KFAS recognized and celebrated on Monday 12/6/2017 the high school students graduating with honors

To teach and train Syrian refugees in suitable occupations, KFAS and UNICEF sign two agreements worth US $ 6 million

May 30, 2017

KFAS and UNICEF signed two agreements aimed at teaching and educating Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.

"KFAS" Concludes the Executive Education Program "Innovation Challenge" in collaboration with the Royal College of Arts

May 28, 2017

After four months of relentless efforts and intensive workshops, the Innovation Challenge program, launched last February.

KFAS announces the Kuwaiti project "Holy Quran Radio Channels Website" as a winner at the international level of the World Summit 2016 e-Content award

May 16, 2017

KFAS announced that one of its seven Kuwaiti projects, which received the Foundation’s award for e-content, has won the international award.

The signing ceremony of the Agreement to establish The Altaf Salem al-Ali al-Sabah “Women and Development Studies Chair”

May 03, 2017

The signing ceremony of the Agreement to establish The Altaf Salem al-Ali al-Sabah “Women and Development Studies Chair”, in memory of the late Sheikha Lulwa al-Nasser Al-Sabah and Sheikha Sheikha al-Ali al-Sabah.

Kuwaiti students graduate as "NGO Leaders" from France's Sciences Po

May 02, 2017

18 Kuwaiti students received their diplomas and graduated - several with honors - attesting to the ongoing commitment of the State of Kuwait to emphasize education as a cornerstone to youth development and the future of the nation

Specialized Training Workshop on "Energy Audit of buildings in the State of Kuwait." In collaboration with the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

April 13, 2017

The Research Directoheld a specialized training workshop on "energy audit of buildings in the State of Kuwait"

Fundamentals of Science Communication Promoting dialogue between scientists and the public

April 12, 2017

«I feel in the prime of my life when I talk with you, » this is how Dr. Adnan Shihab El-din, KFAS Director General expressed how he felt as he mingled with the young audience.

Call for Research Proposals

April 11, 2017

We are pleased to announce the second cycle of 2017 for submission of applications seeking funding of research proposals.

In a workshop hosted by the Kuwait National Cinema Company (KNCC), KFAS contributes to the development of the Kuwaiti cinema experience

April 11, 2017

In line with KFAS’ pursuit to enhance and develop capacities of research and innovation in the private sector and to enable it to come up with new and improved products and services, KFAS held a field workshop – hosted by the Kuwait National Cinema Company

KFAS and the Health Care Sector launch a comprehensive study of the health system in the State of Kuwait

April 10, 2017

KFAS organized a workshop in collaboration with the Public Health Program at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE/Health) to kick off a study funded by KFAS entitled "Review and strategy development of the Public health system in Kuwait."

Sabah Al-Ahmad Center signs an MOU for mutual cooperation with the Ministry of Finance (Innovation Management) U.A.E.

April 06, 2017

Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity (SACGC), an affiliate of KFAS today a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of finance in the U.A.E. to strengthen mutual cooperation.

KFAS sponsors a constellation of practitioners of nonprofit youth groups active in innovation and entrepreneurship

March 27, 2017

KFAS sponsors a constellation of practitioners of nonprofit youth groups active in innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Supreme Council for Planning and Development approves 10 photoelectric projects in cooperatives and 1,500 homes after the success of the pilot project of KFAS

March 26, 2017

KFAS launched the second phase of its project to introduce power generation using photovoltaics in Al-Adaylia Co-op

KFAS received a delegation from Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School

March 22, 2017

KFAS received a delegation from Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government invited to conduct a workshop at the Foundation’s headquarters

KFAS presents its new Strategic Plan (2017-2021) before a focus group comprising the public and private sectors

March 19, 2017

KFAS shared its strategic plan for the next five years (2017-2021) with its partners from the Kuwaiti shareholding companies, the civil society, and the research community, to raise the level of interaction.

KFAS signs MOU with ASHRAE Global Society

March 01, 2017

KFAS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ASHRAE global society formerly known as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

Nine Kuwaiti Students Were Accepted into the 2017 Professional Development Initiative (PDI) in the United States

February 27, 2017

Nine university-level Kuwaiti students currently enrolled in the United States have been accepted for the 2017 summer term of the Professional Development Initiative (PDI)

KFAS signs an agreement with UNESCO

February 13, 2017

KFAS and UNESCO signed on Monday 13 February a funding agreement to increase the support for formal and informal education at the secondary level offered to 1100 Syrian refugees in Lebanon

“Research Writing Skills” Workshops 7-9 February, and 12-14 February 2017

February 12, 2017

KFAS has organized two workshops during the period February 7-9 and February 12-14 2017, on “research capacity building”, in collaboration with the British Council in Kuwait.

Innovation Challenge 2017

February 08, 2017

KFAS announced the ten out of twenty private Kuwaiti companies selected to participate in “KFAS Innovation Challenge Program 2017”

Funding Opportunities - eContent Solutions

February 05, 2017

KFAS is pleased to provide funding of eContent systems and solutions for non-profit organizations

Intensive public turnout on the first day of the Cairo International Book Fair For the Alhazen, Educational Science Festival

February 01, 2017

The booth of the KFAS has witnessed an intensive turnout in the first days of the 48th Session of the Cairo International Book Fair

Memorandum of Understanding between KFAS and GS-SCPD

January 31, 2017

KFAS has signed a MOU of cooperation with GS-SCPD. The agreement aims to enable and strengthen institutional cooperation in capacity building in the areas of national policy facilitation, planning and development

Memorandum of cooperation and partnership signed between KPC and KFAS in research, development and technology

January 31, 2017

KPC and KFAS signed a memorandum of cooperation and partnership in the field of research, development and technology

KFAS holds a technical workshop with the German Fraunhofer Institute for the benefit of Americana Company

January 21, 2017

KFAS has called upon private sector companies to take advantage of its programs and agreements with a number of leading global institutions and centres

KFAS promotes academic and research cooperation between Kuwait University and the University of California, Berkeley

January 18, 2017

KFAS received a number of students of the Department of Architecture at Kuwait University who participate in the joint Design Studio with the University of California, Berkeley

KFAS invites companies to participate in the upcoming “Innovation Challenge” program

January 11, 2017

KFAS continues to emphasize the pivotal role of the “Innovation Challenge Executive Education Program”, which it has launched for several years ,

Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences honors the winners of 2016 Prizes

December 22, 2016

Under the honorable patronage of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait, KFAS has recognized and honored at Bayan Palace,

Leaders of Arab and African Nations Celebrate Inaugural Awards Ceremony of Al-Sumait Prize For African Development For Health And Food Security

November 24, 2016

The winners of Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development for 2015 and 2016 in the fields of health and food security

Two International management and leadership experts lectured, KFAS organized three lectures on business administration, innovation and leadership

November 15, 2016

KFAS organized between 13 and 15 November three open lectures delivered by two of the world leading experts in business administration, innovation and leadership.

Dr. Laila Habib excelled in her research and won the UNESCO “For Women in Science" Award.

November 13, 2016

Its prevalence in the Arab World and Kuwait in particular urged me to try to tackle it ."This was what motivated Dr. Laila Habib

KFAS announced the 2016 winners of the Kuwait Prize, the Scientific Production Prize, and Al-Nouri Prize for Best Ph.D. Thesis in Education

November 10, 2016

KFASannounced the 2016 winners of the Kuwait Prize which is awarded to Kuwaiti and Arab researchers, the Scientific Production

Business Innovation & Leadership Seminars

November 06, 2016

The mission of KFAS is to facilitate and enhance the capabilities of Kuwait’s private sector in innovation and establish a knowledge based economy.

KFAS in the Sharjah International Book Fair

November 02, 2016

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences will participate in the Sharjah International Book Fair,

KFAS promotes academic and research cooperation between Kuwait University and the University of California, Berkeley

October 23, 2016

A delegation from the University of California, Berkeley visited KFAS as part of an agreement which aims to exchange experiences and cooperation between students of the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait 2015 Health Prize For Africa Development Awarded to Professor Kevin Marsh For Tackling Malaria In Children

October 20, 2016

Briton Professor Kevin Marsh of the University of Oxford and African Academy of Sciences, Kenya, has won the Al-Sumait 2015 Health Prize

KFAS, EQUATE, Americana & Plastic Industries Company Celebrate Innovative Collaboration in Plastic Food Packaging

October 19, 2016

EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Americana – Meat Cluster and Plastic Industries Company (PIC) celebrated their collaboration for an advanced solution in

Al-Sumait Prize For African Development Announces winners for Health and Food Security Awards

October 17, 2016

The winners of the Kuwait-sponsored, Al-Sumait 2015 Health Award and 2016 Food Security Award have been announced by the prestigious Board of Trustees

KUWAIT PRIZE 2017, Invitation for Nominations

October 16, 2016

In fulfillment of the objectives of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) in supporting scientific research and encouraging Arab scholars and researchers,

KFAS obtains the ISO in information systems management

October 16, 2016

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences has obtained ISO certification "ISO/IEC 20000-1:-2011"

Al-Sumait Prize Winners for 2015 Health Award and 2016 Food Security Award to Be Announced in Kuwait On October 17, 2016

October 16, 2016

The winning recipients of the prestigious Al-Sumait Prizes for Health and Food Security are due to be announced at a Board of Trustees meeting here on Monday October 17, 2016.

KFAS Organizes International Forum Entitled “Kuwait-Imec Visionary Seminar, Exploring Technology for a Sustainable Future”

October 12, 2016

In collaboration with imec, the world leading nanoelectronics Belgian research center, KFAS organized a seminar on Wednesday, 12 October, 2016

Kuwait-imec Visionary Seminar, Exploring Technology for a Sustainable Future

October 12, 2016

Imec is a world leading nanoelectronics research center that has a strong KFAS funded collaboration with Kuwait University in the field of photovoltaics

Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah Molecular Imaging Center (JAC) and the IAEA sign a cooperation agreement in the field of nuclear medicine

September 28, 2016

Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah Molecular Imaging Center (JAC), one of the centers of KFAS, has signed an executive

In line with the cooperation agreement with London School of Economics in the field of construction and building, KFAS organizes a lecture and a workshop for the housing sector

September 28, 2016

KFAS in collaboration with the London School for Economics and Political Science (LSE) held a lecture in Al-Shaheed Park entitled

KidZania introduces it’s first-ever Science Academy in partnership with KFAS

September 25, 2016

KidZania Kuwait, the exciting kid-sized metropolis, officially collaborated with the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS)

KFAS signs deal with US scientific institution

September 17, 2016

KFAS signed a MoU Saturday with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) ...

Firas Aloda, Director - Finance & Investment Directorate of KFAS: “We maximize the use of our surplus to fund Scientific Research”

September 05, 2016

The Director- Finance & Investment Directorate of KFAS, Mr. Firas Aloda, has ...

The Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholars Program at Harvard Kennedy School is now accepting applications for the Spring 2017

September 04, 2016

Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences is pleased to announce that The Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholars Program at Harvard Kennedy School

KFAS organized a presentation on a breakthrough technology in manufacturing ‘Synthetic lightweight aggregate’

September 04, 2016

KFAS organized a visual presentation demonstrating a patented new technology in manufacturing ...

Kuwait Program at Harvard Kennedy School: Faculty Research Grants

August 28, 2016

The Kuwait Program at Harvard Kennedy School, A KFAS-HARVARD initiative, offers funding each year to Harvard faculty on a wide range of topics that focus primarily on Kuwait and the GCC countries.

OPEC AND THE GLOBAL ENERGY ORDER (CONFERENCE, NYU ABU DHABI, APRIL 17-19, 2017)

August 22, 2016

​​For scholars of international energy regimes, here’s a recent call for papers for what looks like a terrific conference on the history of OPEC and energy more broadly

LSE Kuwait Programme 2017 short-Term Visiting

August 17, 2016

The LSE Kuwait Programme is currently advertising its 2017 Short-Term Visiting Research Fellowship:

TWAS Research and Advanced Training Fellowship: 2016 Call for Applications

August 17, 2016

The fellowships are offered to scientists from developing countries and are tenable at centres of excellence in various developing countries.

His Highness the Amir receives KFAS chief, pupils

August 17, 2016

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, alongside His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Nomination period closed for Al-Sumait Food Security Prize, shortlist chosen from 49 applicants

August 07, 2016

The Nomination & Search Committee of the Kuwait-sponsored Al-Sumait Food Security Prize has prepared a shortlist of potential winners

The scientific community lost two great world renowned Egyptian Arab scientists

August 04, 2016

Early morning news streamed over global media announced that Professor Ahmed Zwail, the father of femtosecond Science, for which he was awarded the Noble prize in chemistry, has passed away ...

مجبل... فقدناك قبل الأوان

July 28, 2016

عندما تتوالى الفواجع وتترى الأحزان، يتوقف المرء حائرا أمام حكمته سبحانه و تعالى في إرادته التي لا يسأل ردها بل اللطف فيها، والعون على تجاوزها.

KFAS Innovation Challenge 2016

July 18, 2016

KFAS and Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education Conclude Executive Education Programme on Business Innovation

Recognizing outstanding Kuwaiti high school students of both literature and science branches

July 03, 2016

KFAS has recognized and honored on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 the outstanding high school graduates with the participation of the Foundation’s scientific centers

KAMCO Commends KFAS efforts in private sector development

June 28, 2016

KAMCO Investment Company expressed its appreciation for the efforts (KFAS) exerts in developing professional capacities

CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS for 2016

June 07, 2016

CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS for 2016

KFAS concludes its four day training workshop on design thinking

May 18, 2016

KFAS has concluded a four-day training workshop on design thinking

KFAS announces the Winners of Kuwait e-Content Prize

May 16, 2016

kFAS announced the winners (individuals and institutions) of the sixth season of Kuwait Prize

KFAS holds an orientation for the Harvard workshop on strategies of decision-making

April 26, 2016

KFAS holds an orientation for the Harvard workshop on strategies of decision-making

KFAS presents its new Strategic Plan (2017-2021)

March 19, 2016

KFAS presents its new Strategic Plan (2017-2021) before a focus group comprising the public and private sectors, professional societies and Non-profit organizations.