Key Features
1. Strategic partnership with the University of Missouri at St Louis
2. New campus in Mishref
3. Winner of Kuwait E-Prize 2011-2012, organised by the Kuwait Foundation for Advancement science (KFAS)

For a long time, a need was felt for having a university in Kuwait that would be paired with well-known international universities and would deliver quality education to students. In January 1997, the Kuwaiti Academic Group, a group of 41 faculty members from Kuwait University, was established to assess the feasibility of a proposed “University of the Future”. Thus came into existence the Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST).
As would be expected from any university of repute, GUST has been expanding its infrastructure and other facilities with time. During the first commencement ceremony in 2007, around 400 graduates were awarded diplomas, most of them absorbed by leading business entities in Kuwait. The applicants are reviewed on the basis of their high school performances as well as on their scores in the GUST English and Mathematics Tests. GUST aspires to become a centre of excellence in higher education and want to achieve the highest standard in teaching, learning, research and services.
The university has a Center for Career Services and Alumni (CCSA) that provides comprehensive career planning services to its students. It’s Al-Refai Library has space earmarked for individual study and has separate discussion areas. Apart from providing students with Internet access, it stocks a large number of newspapers and periodicals.