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  • Kuwait Prize and Scientific Production Prize Winners


    11/8/2017

    The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), as a part of its annual tradition, announced the winners of the 2017 Kuwait Prize and the Scientific Production Prize.

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  • Two Kuwaiti PDI fellows at Boeing participate in delivery ceremony for Kuwait Airways’s 10th 777


    10/31/2017

    Two young professionals from Kuwait, part of the Professional Development Initiative (PDI), recently participated in a commercial airplane delivery ceremony to Kuwait Airways.

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  • Women Leader Conference concludes with call for ‘Hope, Persistence, and Commitment’


    10/26/2017

    The 10th conference of Women Leaders in Science, Technology, and Engineering concluded yesterday, with participants call for “Hope, Persistence, and Commitment”

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  • KFAS Brings UC Berkley and Kuwait University Together to Enhance Research Publications


    10/18/2017

    Conducted at KFAS' headquarters in Kuwait City and spanning for two days, the workshop was made possible through KFAS' ongoing framework agreement with UCB to enhance scholarship and research capabilities in Kuwait...

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  • KFAS and Sciences Po Extend Strategic Partnership


    10/10/2017

    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.

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


    9/21/2017

    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.

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


    9/11/2017

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

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  • Professional Development Initiative 2018


    9/10/2017

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

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  • Appointment of a New Director-General of the Scientific Center


    8/17/2017

    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.

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  • KFAS sponsors the Proteges Organization for the second year running


    7/13/2017

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

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


    7/2/2017

    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.

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  • 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


    6/22/2017

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

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


    6/13/2017

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

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


    5/30/2017

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

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


    5/28/2017

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

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  • 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


    5/16/2017

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

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


    5/3/2017

    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.

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


    5/2/2017

    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

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


    4/13/2017

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

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  • Fundamentals of Science Communication Promoting dialogue between scientists and the public


    4/12/2017

    «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.

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  • Call for Research Proposals


    4/11/2017

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

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


    4/11/2017

    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

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


    4/10/2017

    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."

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


    4/6/2017

    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.

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


    3/27/2017

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

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  • 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


    3/26/2017

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

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


    3/22/2017

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

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


    3/19/2017

    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.

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  • KFAS signs MOU with ASHRAE Global Society


    3/1/2017

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

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


    2/27/2017

    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)

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  • KFAS signs an agreement with UNESCO


    2/13/2017

    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

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


    2/12/2017

    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.

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  • Innovation Challenge 2017


    2/8/2017

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

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  • Funding Opportunities - eContent Solutions


    2/5/2017

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

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


    2/1/2017

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

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  • Memorandum of Understanding between KFAS and GS-SCPD


    1/31/2017

    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

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


    1/31/2017

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

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


    1/21/2017

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

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


    1/18/2017

    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

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


    1/11/2017

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

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


    11/24/2016

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

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


    11/15/2016

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

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


    11/13/2016

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

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


    11/10/2016

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

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  • Business Innovation & Leadership Seminars


    11/6/2016

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

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  • KFAS in the Sharjah International Book Fair


    11/2/2016

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

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


    10/23/2016

    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

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


    10/20/2016

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

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


    10/19/2016

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

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


    10/17/2016

    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

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  • KUWAIT PRIZE 2017, Invitation for Nominations


    10/16/2016

    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,

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


    10/16/2016

    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.

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


    10/12/2016

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

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


    10/12/2016

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

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


    9/28/2016

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

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  • 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


    9/28/2016

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

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


    9/25/2016

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

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  • With thirty engineers & specialists from public & private entities participating, KFAS organizes the second scientific forum in the field of air quality & energy efficiency


    9/20/2016

    KFAS sponsored & organized between 20 & 21 September (the Second Scientific Forum ..

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  • KFAS signs deal with US scientific institution


    9/17/2016

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

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


    9/5/2016

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

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


    9/4/2016

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

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


    9/4/2016

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

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  • Kuwait Program at Harvard Kennedy School: Faculty Research Grants


    8/28/2016

    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.

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


    8/22/2016

    ​​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

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  • LSE Kuwait Programme 2017 short-Term Visiting


    8/17/2016

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

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  • TWAS Research and Advanced Training Fellowship: 2016 Call for Applications


    8/17/2016

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

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  • His Highness the Amir receives KFAS chief, pupils


    8/17/2016

    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

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


    8/7/2016

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

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  • The scientific community lost two great world renowned Egyptian Arab scientists


    8/4/2016

    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 ...

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  • مجبل... فقدناك قبل الأوان


    7/28/2016

    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.

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  • KFAS Innovation Challenge 2016


    7/18/2016

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

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


    7/3/2016

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

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  • KAMCO Commends KFAS efforts in private sector development


    6/28/2016

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

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  • CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS for 2016


    6/7/2016

    CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS for 2016

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  • KFAS concludes its four day training workshop on design thinking


    5/18/2016

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

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  • KFAS announces the Winners of Kuwait e-Content Prize


    5/16/2016

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

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


    4/26/2016

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

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  • KFAS presents its new Strategic Plan (2017-2021)


    3/19/2016

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

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Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

  • 18

    The heritage and future of the GCC is entwined with its proximity to the sea.

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  • 21

    Join us for a talk with Neil Jones, a Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy at INSEAD and worldwide consultant.

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KFAS Centers

  • The Scientific Center Kuwait

  • The Sabah Al Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity (S.A.C.)

  • Jaber Al Ahmed Center for Molecular Imaging

Contact Us

KFAS

Ahmad Al Jaber St. - Sharq

State of Kuwait

P.O.Box 25263

Safat 13113

Kuwait

Tel:00965-2227 81 00