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25 September 2022

One of the most powerful applications of AI is to augment human experts. These tools and products require an understanding both of the data and prediction technologies and the nature of human decision-making, and the errors they make.

16 May 2022

Join us for an online talk with Professor Talal Yusaf of Central Queensland University on how smart digital technologies streamline, enhance, and automate systems and processes through the fourth industrial revolution.

10 May 2022

Join us for a talk with Professor Samy Azer to discuss why research funds are needed to transfer a research idea into a grant application and to understand the process and components of a grant application, followed by a discussion of why.

29 March 2022

How collaboration and international partnerships can drive excellence in quality.

09 February 2022

Why do the realms of teaching and research exist separately when they are exercised closely under the same roof? The notions of ‘research’ and ‘learning are meant to be integrated. The focus of this talk is to bring research back into the learning process. Research Based Learning also known as RBL connects the three dots of research, teaching and learning. Students become active participants in the teaching and learning process while faculty are considered active researchers who embed their findings into the curriculum.

24 January 2022

Universities throughout the world provide students with knowledge and skills for digital entrepreneurship and prepare them for the dynamic labor market. Currently there is no measure to assess the level of digital entrepreneurial competences (DEC) acquired by the students during their formal university education.

07 December 2021

In this lecture we will discuss developing Kuwait's first emission inventory, a national high-priority project. We will discuss the objectives, the methodology adopted and the results obtained. A demonstration of the features of the developed system and the recommendations for future development work will be shared at the end of the talk.

03 November 2021

Join us for a talk on the highlights of a recently published study funded by KFAS and done by Marmore.

26 October 2021

This talk will describe the series of events that led to the optical flaw that prevented the Hubble Space Telescope from being able to focus properly.

24 October 2021

تتناول المحاضرة عرض أهم ما جاء في مسودة توصية اليونسكو في العلم المفتوح وأهدافه الرئيسية. حيث يتم تقديم الركائز الرئيسية التي يُبنى عليها العلم المفتوح والقيم الأساسية كي يصبح حقيقة.

20 October 2021

Join us during this talk to learn more about the recent published reports funded by KFAS on Kuwait’s Corporate Readiness for 4th Industrial Revolution, the key motivators for digital transformation, the first steps taken by companies to kickstart their journey, the challenges corporates are facing and the best practices they are implementing to drive transformation forward.

13 October 2021

Climate change impacts on the marine and coastal environment will have major social and economic consequences for all states bordering the Gulf. Low lying, densely populated coastal settlements, critical infrastructure, and important ecosystems are at risk from sea level rise and major surge events linked to storms and cyclones

06 October 2021

Join us on this talk to learn more about the findings of the Kuwait 2020-2021 report. This relates to the KFAS strategy as it is a data-driven project on entrepreneurship. It's a launch of the study "Global Entrepreneurship Monitor".

30 September 2021

Join us on this talk to learn more about the latest global trends in Artificial Intelligence and machine learning in the F&B industries.

18 August 2021

Join us to learn more about the path to franchise success.

11 August 2021

The workshop aims to provide professionals, engineers and students with the background required for implementing Radiative Cooling technology in Kuwait to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) and reduce energy consumption in Kuwait’s residential buildings.

07 July 2021

In this webinar Dr. Angus Whyte provides insights and guidance on the needs for Data management Plans (DMPs) and their benefits to research project managers and to the broader research ecosystem.

23 June 2021

With everything going on during this pandemic, building a strategy for a company has been challenging and is constantly changing with all the new technologies and obstacles of the past year or so, this talk will give an insight for companies on what to look in the future of the working and work and how to navigate the big shift.

25 May 2021

The objective of this webinar is to discuss Research Ethics in line with the approved KFAS Code for Research Conduct.

30 March 2021

In this live webinar, Prof. Ali Bumajdad, an established professor in chemistry at Kuwait University, specialised in nanomaterial, and former recipient of KFAS Scientific Production Award, will share his experience in writing successful grant proposals.

27 January 2021

Modern international relations were conceived, at the dawn of the Westphalian time, around the concept of national security. According to a founding Hobbesian tradition, nation-states were competing for optimizing their own security and maintaining a minimal balance of power. Power, territory, sovereignty, foreign policy, war and peace were then evolving from such a postulate. Furthermore, the well- known “security studies” have grown in this perspective, while security was considered as the main attribute of the modern State.

23 December 2020

في ظل تطبيق تدابير التباعد الاجتماعي والاغلاق المؤقت للمتاجر التابعة الشركات من مختلف الصناعات، لم تكن التجربة الرقمية أكثر أهمية من أي وقت مضى لكل من الشركات والعملاء على حد سواء، فقد دفع هذا الوضع الشركات إلى استبدال التفاعلات بين البشر بالتفاعلات الرقمية.

14 December 2020

Dr. Sam and Dr. Sultan will talk about the importance of collaboration between the private sector and academia/research institutes.

09 December 2020

Join us for this talk with Eng. Saad, who will discuss Kuwait Cement Company’s tire recycling initiative and discuss the challenges and benefits the company has faced in the process.

30 November 2020

Your business is already committed to digital transformation and the access it promises to new opportunities. But is your organization prepared for the threats? The rise of smart cities, the internet of things, and artificial intelligence are filled with economic potential, but also fraught with risk. Navigating this digital jungle will require robust risk management and a special mix of technical and leadership skills.

25 November 2020

منذ بداية انتشار جائحة كوفيد 19، استعان العلماء والباحثين بطرق وأساليب المتبعة في علوم البيانات للتوصل لآليات لفهم الجائحة ومكافحة انتشارها. حيث تم إطلاق العديد من المبادرات الصحية بهدف جمع البيانات وتحليلها والتوصل إلى تنبؤات واستنتاجات تهدف لتحسين توصيات الصحة العامة ودعم تطبيق سياسات عامة مستنيرة .

18 November 2020

Join us during this seminar to learn more about the role and contributions made by the local research and scientific community in support of the national response to the pandemic in the health sector.

16 November 2020

Markets are increasingly volatile. Competition is global. Innovation and disruption are the new normal. Whole sectors of the economy are threatened from extinction. In this context, even professional investors tend to make significant mistakes in their investment strategies.

09 November 2020

Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), in collaboration with the British Embassy; Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS); Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and Kuwait University (KU), is holding a three-days symposium focusing on marine litter and waste management practices and strategies being developed in Kuwait.

04 November 2020

Technologies have precipitated transformations in business and society throughout history. Technology-driven transformations are characterized by how they create new customer experiences. “Digital" transformation is distinguished by "data" and all of the technologies to generate, manage and analyze it.

28 October 2020

يواجه ذوي الإعاقة تحديات مضاعفة أثناء الجائحة، إذ تسبب الانقطاع عن التعليم والتفاعل مع نظرائهم في تراجع كبير في قدراتهم، كما تسبب الحظر وسياسة التباعد الاجتماعي في ظهور مشكلات نفسية وسلوكية يصعب على أولياء الأمور التعامل معها، بشكل رفع من معدلات اللجوء إلى استخدام العلاج الدوائي.

20 October 2020

Talent management is about making sure that you have the right people in the right place at the right time. A Talent Strategy is a plan about how you will ensure you have the appropriate talent, a plan that also fits with the goals of your employees, the activities of your competitors and the practices and processes that you put in place to manage your people.

13 October 2020

Join us for this exciting new online masterclass featuring Dr. Serge Besanger, HEC professor and consulting expert at the IMF, covering topics from Building Better Resilience during and post crisis, to Promoting Agility and Innovation during times of crisis, and creating an innovative customer focus.

12 October 2020

In this session, we will consider ways in which students in higher education can feel authentically connected with their learning and with one another, whether they are meeting face-to-face or online.

07 October 2020

We live in a transformative age, an age of change. Traditional insurance’s risk-based business models are being challenged by new thinking, new competing business models, new ways of working, and new challenges.

23 September 2020

تتناول هذه الجلسة طبيعة التحديات التي يواجهها رواد الأعمال في الظروف الاعتيادية وفي الظروف الاستثنائية كظروف جائحة كوفيد19.

14 September 2020

In this live webinar, Prof. Ali Bumajdad, an established professor in chemistry at Kuwait University, specialised in nanomaterial, and former recipient of KFAS Scientific Production Award, will share his experience in writing successful grant proposals.

09 September 2020

ضمن جهود مؤسسة الكويت للتقدم العلمي في نشر المعرفة لمساعدة القطاع الخاص خلال هذه الظروف الاستثنائية التي يمر بها العالم، يسرنا أن نستضيف السيد يوسف المناعي، المؤسس والمدير العام لشركة المناعي للبلاستيك، للحديث عن أثر الجائحة على شركته، والتغييرات التي طرأت عليها، والتحديات التي واجهها لاستمرارية العمل في الشركة.

02 September 2020

This talk will focus on the common myths that people have about online teaching and learning, how various educational modalities can be delivered effectively when students are not able to attend in-person instruction, and how universities can create a climate of innovation to support all educational delivery methods.

30 August 2020

Economic activity has slowed down as the country took an aggressive stance to slow the spread of COVID-19 and this impacted the investment management sector among other sectors. Fiscal and monetary response combined with crisis containment action have made some economic stability, yet liquidity remains scarce and the outlook for earnings is soft.

26 August 2020

يعاني الأطفال من سن الروضة إلى الصف الرابع الابتدائي من تبعات الانقطاع عن التعليم بشكل استثنائي، كما ينتج عن تأخر تعلميهم تبعات اقتصادية واجتماعية بعيدة المدى. ولذا فإنه من الضروري أن تقوم الأسرة بدور التعليم المنزلي بأكبر قدر من الالتزام لتجنب عقبات الانقطاع عن التعليم على هذه الفئة العمرية.

12 August 2020

يطرح مفهوم التعليم الرقمي العديد من التحديات في ظل جائحة كوفيد-19، واضطرار ما يزيد على المليار طالب في العالم -حسب إحصائيات اليونسكو - الانقطاع عن الدراسة منذ خمسة أشهر. ولا يزال الغموض يكتنف مستقبل العملية التعليمية بعد الانقطاع، وما هو أثر الانقطاع على التحصيل العلمي للطلبة، والأثر الاقتصادي على دولهم نتيجة للتأخر الدراسي أو انحدار التحصيل العلمي.

05 August 2020

Join us for an online lecture by renowned health policy expert Prof. Alistair Mcguire of the London School of Economics, in which he will discuss how different healthcare systems weathered the COVID-19 storm including lessons learned for policy making related to the pandemic.

22 July 2020

أثرت الجائحة على كل فرد بصورة ما، وتشير الأبحاث إلى آثار نفسية بعيدة المدى علينا جميعا. يتحدث المتحاورون في هذه الجلسة عن التأثيرات المختلفة، ويتحاورون فيما بينهم ومع الجمهور حول آليات التكيف والحفاظ على السلامة النفسية.

14 July 2020

This one-hour session will explore the role of financial data analysis under uncertainty. We will provide an introduction to the stock market and the drivers of corporate value creation. We will also discuss the rise of non-financial data in capital markets and its relevance for capital market participants.

11 February 2020

There has been a boom in investment in technology designed to improve the efficiency of building design, property development, occupation markets, property data analysis, property investment and finance. This is called “PropTech”.

27 January 2020

Most of us have heard of the term “Win-Win”. However, most people also seem to have a poor understanding of what win-win means and that can be hurting their negotiation ability and their deals.

25 December 2019

This KFAS Inspo lecture is an inspirational talk by Dr. Waddah Al-Refaie, MedStar Health, John S. Dillon Chair in Surgical Oncology, the founding Regional Chief of Surgical Oncology and Surgeon in Chief of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, will be sharing his stories on leveraging adversity and failure to use them as powerful learning tools to reach success in life and career.

24 November 2019

Join us for a lecture with Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po, France's leading university in the social sciences to deliberate a new era of international education.

19 November 2019

The field of behavioral science has revolutionized how we approach decision making , The name of a product, the placement of a checkout button, the boldness of a form’s font, the flow and feel of a back office process – these are miniscule, minor design decisions you make every day and without much deliberation across your businesses. Yet each alone has the power to fundamentally shift what your customers buy, when your employees engage, and where your reputation stands in the eyes of the public.

17 November 2019

Join us as Mr. Jaffar and Mr. Al-Loughani provide insights on their successful journey in e-commerce and discuss the future of the industry.

13 November 2019

Corporate success needs to be redefined beyond service or financial performance: businesses must have a positive impact on the world. Dr Kaplan will discuss, how corporations need to think big and reimagine the ecosystems.

06 November 2019

KFAS is offering a 2-year master’s degree scholarship at Sciences Po.

24 October 2019

Registration for the talk is full and closed. No registration is required for the meet and greet with Sophia the robot on Thursday and Friday.

This event is a two-day event; you get the chance to meet Sophia the Robot and her developer Dr David Hanson who will through our KFAS Links talk about robotics and AI and how it contributes to space voyages and explorations.

23 October 2019

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS), have partnered for a project which aims to strengthen the capacity of non-governmental organizations in Kuwait for a sustainable and sound management of the environment and natural resources. The objective of the project is to enhance the capacities of Kuwait’s non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to be effective in advocating and contributing to the national efforts to protect the environment based on science and partnership building, which intend to impact the NGOs capacities to meet the environmental challenges facing Kuwait.

16 October 2019

As part of KFAS Inspo, this talk will focus on local teams work on Space and satellite projects and the efforts currently made to reach the long term goal of starting a Space Program for Kuwait.

This talk will feature Dr. Bassam AlFeeli and Dr. Yaser Abdulraheem, who are both part of a different team working on launching Kuwait's first CubeSat.

15 October 2019

Join us for this talk to learn more about how financing and supporting new innovations is crucial for success in new dynamic business environments.

14 October 2019

This talk will be by Alisee De Tonnac who is the founder of Seedstar World Competition, she will be giving a talk at KFAS about the experiences she has learnt from entrepreneurs all around the world.

14 October 2019

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), the UK Department of International Trade (DIT), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the College of Architecture at Kuwait University are delighted to bring this exclusive event to Kuwait City.

24 September 2019

Join us for a FinTech talk with Prof. Maldonado on how the simultaneous maturity of emerging technologies and new digital players have impacted the banking industry in the past few years through the provision of financial services amidst a constantly changing landscape.

22 September 2019

FinTech is transforming financial services ranging from payments to insurance services.

16 September 2019

Climate Change poses a serious and sustained threat to global development. Oil producing countries in the region face risks from the planned climate change measures that may carry potential impacts to their economic welfare and prosperity. This talk will provide an overview on potential climate change impacts, the adaptations and generating discussions on areas relevant to Kuwait in means of opportunities in Kuwait’s development and economic growth plans.

18 June 2019

This talk will discuss the MENA Development report focusing on water security in the Middle East and North Africa.

24 April 2019

A key area of opportunity for firms to create and capture value from innovation is considered to be the potential to transform how a business operates, the firm’s business model.

13 April 2019

Building on the success of Space Generation [Kuwait] in March 2018, and the success of the Moon Village workshops organized in Europe in 2017 by the Space Generation Advisory Council, the idea of the Space Generation Moon Village – [Kuwait] has emerged. This workshop aims to spread the idea that the access to space is getting easier, and the moon can provide potential benefits for countries such as Kuwait. The theme of the workshop is “Challenges and Opportunities for Kuwait to Participate on Colonizing the Moon”.

10 April 2019

DigiGirlz, a Microsoft digital skills program, gives middle and high school girls opportunities to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops.

31 March 2019

A lecture about NASA's "Journey to Mars" from the early rovers to the current rover on Mars, the Curiosity Rover. Landing Curiosity on Mars can teach lessons both about space exploration and other life challenges.

27 March 2019

In this seminar, Professor J Han and his team from MIT in collaboration with Professor Bader Al-Anzi from Kuwait University will share their findings of a multi-pronged investigation to derive novel solutions.

11 March 2019

In this session, Dr. Henshaw will discuss the impact of rapid change and disruption on people and organizations.

06 March 2019

The Nexus final workshop is a one-day event which explores some of the key results from a one-year Kuwait Programme, LSE Middle East Centre research project in collaboration with LSE Grantham Research Institute.

12 February 2019

The talk will explore why change is so difficult in organisations and why the majority of change initiatives fail.

31 January 2019

The event seeks to present the finding of two international collaborative research projects focused on diabetes and healthy nutrition in Kuwait to a local audience of experts and policy-makers.

28 January 2019

The increasing ubiquity and impact of science and technology on our careers, businesses, lives, and societies owes its origins to multiple developments.

10 December 2018

Scientific research in the Arab World: realities, challenges, and perspectives

27 November 2018

Join us for a talk by Prof. Sebastian Fixson and Prof. Tucker Marion on how to leverage the perfect storm of digitalization and collaborative culture.

19 November 2018

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence: Present and Future Symposium
Nov 19 - 21, 2018, Kuwait University, Khaldiya

05 November 2018

Join us for a talk with Ikhlaq Sidhu, a world class expert in “real-life” technology, innovation and leadership.

04 November 2018

Based on the success of the long standing NAS-organized Kavli Frontiers of Science aimed at promoting inter-disciplinary collaboration among young scientists and researchers, NASEM first started the Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine program in 2011.

09 October 2018

The talk is a part of the KFAS speaker series that aims to promote science, technology, and innovation in Kuwait.

01 October 2018

Blockchain technology is an emerging technology and expected to have a major impact in our lives, the societies we live in, and the way we do business.

25 September 2018

The talk is a part of the KFAS speaker series that aims to promote science, technology, and innovation in Kuwait.

24 September 2018

The talk is a part of the KFAS speaker series that aims to promote science, technology, and innovation in Kuwait.

09 May 2018

The talk is a part of the KFAS speaker series that aims to promote science, technology, and innovation in Kuwait.

17 April 2018

It is broadly recognized that the transition towards a sustainable energy system will occur through the massive deployment of strongly distributed generation like wind and solar as well as storage to deal with the intermittent character of these sources.

09 April 2018

The talk is a part of the KFAS speaker series that aims to promote science, technology, and innovation in Kuwait.

03 April 2018

Professor Marsh, a Laureate of the 2015 Al-Sumait Prize for African Development, will talk about his research and experiences of delivering healthcare in Africa.

12 March 2018

Part of the KFAS speaker series that aims to promote science, technology, and innovation in Kuwait, the talk will explore how to think creatively by connecting your intelligence (left brain) with your imagination (right brain).

18 November 2017

The heritage and future of the GCC is entwined with its proximity to the sea. Most of the GCC capitals and major cities are located on maritime trade route. The modern urban development and key oil sector installations are hugging the low coastal line. Furthermore, desalination is the major source of water for the entire region.

23 October 2017

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS), will host the International Conference on Women Leaders in Science, Technology and Engineering (WLSTE+10) in the State of Kuwait on 23-25 October, 2017. The conference will be held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. It will mark the 10th anniversary of WLSTE 2007, presenting us with an opportunity to celebrate accomplished women role models; sharing success stories and strategies to inspire the next generation of women and maximize the potential of a STEM education. It is envisioned that the collective insights emerging from these discussions will motivate sustainable solutions; expand networking platforms and mobilize international mentoring programs for women in STEM.