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GUST Reaffirms its Position as Premier University

29 September 2020

Gulf University for Science & Technology’s Computer Science program has just been reaccredited by ABET’s Computing Accreditation Commission. This comes as the second and consecutive accreditation of GUST by the renowned ABET Commission, further solidifying the university’s international recognition and its reputation for providing premium quality education.


Dr. Mahmoud Elish, Head of the Computer Science Dept., stated, “This is the premier seal of quality in computer science education, and this young university can be proud of achieving this accreditation for the second consecutive time. This is a direct reflection of GUST’s continuous emphasis on quality faculty, rigorous syllabus, and modern teaching methods.” 


ABET, incorporated as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., is a non-governmental organization that accredits post-secondary education programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. As such, GUST’s Computer Science program received its first ABET accreditation in 2014, making it the first ABET-accredited CS program in a private university in Kuwait at that time, and only the 20th  outside the United States to receive such accreditation. Achieveing this prestigious accreditation for the second consecutive time demonstrates the program’s unwavering standards and adherence to discipline.


As a testament to its uncompromising high standards, GUST’s Computer Science students regularly participate in local and international programming competitions, such as the NASA International Space Apps Challenge, CODED Hackathon, and the Kuwait Collegiate Programming Contest where they came in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place respectively in 2019.  These competitions aim to solve real-life problems by means of modern software development in an atmosphere simulating the competitive reality of the world.


In addition to the renewed ABET accreditation, GUST also holds accreditations from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for its English Foundation Program, College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) for its One Stop Student Advising Center, National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) for its Math Foundation Unit, AACSB-International accreditation for its College of Business Administration, and most recently the American 

Communications Association (ACA) for its Mass Communication and Media Department.