Answered By: Gordana Latinovic-Rauski
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2018     Views: 7

KAUST logo contains a distinctive symbol that projects the fundamental pillars of the University. 

As a whole, the logo communicates the University’s role as a catalyst for change: It is a place where people are inspired to transform their own lives and the lives of humankind. 


The four Unity Seeds with their optimistic colors represent the four area of research areas: food,
water, energy and the environment.

The specific meaning behind each color is: :

  • Yellow = food
  • Turquoise = water
  • Orange = energy
  • Green = environment


The Clarity lens is a focusing element symbolizing the University’s open environment where people
can think clearly, study freely and examine the world’s most complex issues through the clear light of
reason.