Kuwait College of Science and Technology (KCST) is a private university located in Doha District of the Al Asimah Governate in Kuwait with a state-of-the-art-campus. KCST specialises in high tech degrees with strong leadership focus.
KSCT is currently offering the following programs:
KCST's vision is to be among the leading universities of science and technology in the Middle East, through the pursuit of academic excellence guided by human, social and environmental values..
Kuwait College of Science and Technology (KCST) is a private university established with the purpose of providing internationally recognised undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, technology and supporting disciplines. In fulfilling its mission, KCST not only offers state-of-the-art education but also prepares students to be leaders in the use of multidisciplinary approaches to solve complex problems. This means that alongside the rigorous curricula in science and technology, containing significant amounts of hands-on experience and opportunities to take part in high-level research projects, courses in management, entrepreneurship and socially responsible leadership are also incorporated into the curricula in order to ensure a well-rounded exposure to the real-world of practice. In serving as a platform to create and propagate knowledge, to nurture free and open inquiry and advance modern scientific thinking, KCST's mission includes the development of lasting bonds amongst students, faculty and the community.
I welcome you to the Website of Kuwait College of Science and Technology. You are about to be part of an exciting and rewarding venture.
It is a great honour to be the first President of KCST. In less than five years, KCST has made significant progress in realising its vision to become a leading institution of science and technology in the Middle East with international standards in teaching and research. KCST is now known for its high standards of teaching and its impactful research and innovation.
The impact of our efforts was demonstrated when we put all our innovation and research labs in the service of the State of Kuwait and the heroes at the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19. Over several months, the management, technical staff and most importantly, our wonderful volunteer students worked long hours to design, fabricate and distribute face shields to hospitals and other sites. Meanwhile, our researchers were developing statistical studies and research technologies to understand and tackle the pandemic.
Professor Khalid Al-Begain is the first and founding President of KCST since 2015.
Prior to KCST, he was a professor at the University of South Wales, UK and Director of the Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Emerging Technologies, UK.
He occupied several leading positions in international organisations such as the President of the European Council for Modelling and Simulation (ECMS) and Past President of the Federation of European Simulation Societies (EuroSim).
KCST is growing, and our plans are very ambitious. We have submitted our application to change the name to University and to add many new programs in Engineering and start our Faculty of Business Management with many exciting programs in collaborations with Cass Business School of City, University of London. We are expecting the approvals in the near future. Meanwhile, our building expansion plans have been approved by the PUC to create one of the most impressive university campuses in Kuwait.
We will continue to invest heavily in our facilities, teaching, research and human capital. We will also maintain and nurture our fundamental values of Excellence, Care and Respect.
KCST will continue to be known for its care for its students who will be the focus of operations. The students of KCST will be provided with high-quality education and support to achieve their best.
KCST has already established a culture of respect among all its stakeholders. Respect will be the norm among and between students, faculty and all staff in the College. Respect to others regardless of gender, race, religion or origin
We had a very successful few years behind, and we are looking forward to exciting and successful years to come. I hope you find our programs inspiring and exciting and that you will become a KCST student soon.View More about our President
H. E. Nabeela Abdulla Al-Mulla was the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Ambassador-designate to the European Union and to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. She received her B.A. degree in Political Science and her M.A. degree in International Relations with Honours, from the American University of Beirut. Between 1977 and 1994 she served in the Permanent Mission of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations in New York.
Mrs. Danah Anwar Al Mulla is the Chief Strategy Officer and board member at Al Mulla Group Holding Company. She assumed this position in March 2010 after 10 years of experience with the Group as Director of Planning. As part of Al Mulla Group's executive leadership team, Her responsibility includes setting up and leading progressive strategies of the Group and its subsidiaries. In addition, she holds several key leadership roles within the Group’s businesses as Chairperson of Al Mulla Finance, Deputy Chairperson of Royale Hayat Hospital, Head of the Operations Committee at Kuwait College of Science and Technology, and Deputy Chairperson of Al Mulla Rental and Leasing. Mrs. Danah serves on the board of several advisory and non-profit organisations including the National Bureau for Academic Accreditation, the Board of Trustees of the Kuwait College for Science and Technology, the Centre for Child Evaluation and Teaching, Sanad Foundation for Disabled Children, and Injaz Kuwait.
She holds an MA (Hons) in Oriental Studies and an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford.
Mr. Minoo Patel is CFO and Board Member of AlMulla Group in Kuwait. He has been in Kuwait since 1983, the year he joined Yusuf A. Alghanim & Sons as Group Controller. He is founder and partner of Company of Science & Technology for Higher Education WLL, the parent company of KCST. Mr. Patel is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Mumbai University. He has over 45 years of experience in Finance, Administration and Legal areas.
Mrs Nada Al-Mutawa was the Head of the Strategic Studies Division at the Center of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula, Kuwait University. She received her BA in Economics from Kuwait University and her MBA in Global Strategic Management from Maastricht School of Business. Mrs Al-Mutawa has been a guest speaker at many national and international events.
Mr. Jehad Al Qabandi is the Chief Executive of the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) Kuwait Branch since January 2019.
Mr. Al Qabandi has an extensive experience spanning over 25 years in the Investment Industry. He held senior positions in leading organizations in Kuwait, last of which the role of Executive Director at The Kuwait National Fund for Small & Medium Enterprise Development.
Mr. Jehad Al-Qabandi holds an MBA from City University of London and completed in 2004, a Senior Executive Programme for Middle East from Harvard Business School.
President of KCST
President of KCST
Prof. Al-Begain is Professor of Mobile Computing and Networking, former President of the European Council for Modelling and Simulation and the Federation of European Simulation Societies. He served in various academic and research leading positions in Jordan, Germany and the UK.
He worked as a consultant for major companies such as Lucent Technologies, Siemens, Telekom Malaysia and General Dynamics. He also acted as Expert Witness in the major mobile IPR court cases between Nokia-InterDigital (2008) and Nokia-HTC (2012-13).
He has two patents, two authored books, 24 edited books and over 200 published journal and conference articles. He chaired 31 international conferences and supervised 25 successful PhD projects.
IIT Delhi Representative
IIT Delhi Representative
Prof. Maheshwari is Professor Emeritus, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India. Amongst the many professional appointments, he is a Member of the Technical Evaluation Group, Central Board of Excise and Customs, Government of India and Head of the Scientific Computing Panel, Naval Research Board, and Government of India. Dr. Maheshwari holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University, USA
The Campus has a current capacity sufficient for about 1800 students with outstanding facilities such as 520 seater distinguished auditorium, two 250-seater lecture theatres, mini theatres and smart classrooms
KCST welcomes all applicants to visit the campus for admission to its programs. However, if students are also applying for funding to the PUC or any other organization, they must comply with the sponsor's rules and conditions.
KCST only accepts students who completed their high school studies in the science stream. KCST offers three majors in the Bachelor's degree level and a Foundation program that includes English, Maths, Physics and IT. The medium of instruction is English.