Dr. Ana Margarida Costa

Head of Sustainability at KAUST


Dr. Ana Margarida Costa is the Head of Sustainability at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). She is responsible for leading the sustainability of KAUST, including the design and implementation of the sustainability vision and strategic plan and promoting sustainability across the university through engagement projects, outreach programs, and collaborative partnerships.


She has over 20 years of experience devising strategic environmental sustainability programs and initiatives for academic, scientific, corporate, and government organizations internationally. She holds a Master in Atmospheric Pollution and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Aveiro, Portugal.


Before joining KAUST, she conducted R&D activities and led the environmental and air quality unit at the Institute of Environment and Development, Portugal. She was responsible for coordinating national and international studies and programs on sustainability, environmental policy, air quality management, climate change impacts, and air quality technologies for smart cities.


She is a subject matter expert on air quality, focused on numerical modeling of urban atmospheric flows, pollutants' dispersion, and human exposure to atmospheric pollutants.

All sessions by Dr. Ana Margarida Costa

Re-imagining the Role of Education on Sustainability
02:50 PM

Auditorium (Building 20), KAUST

Dr. Ana Margarida Costa

Head of Sustainability at KAUST

Dr. Suzana Nunes

Professor, Chemical and Environmental Science and Engineering and Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, KAUST

Dr. Mohammad Nurunnabi

Director - Center for Sustainability and Climate, PSU

Dr. Larry Carin

Provost, KAUST

Dr. Gyorgy Szekely

Assistant Professor, KAUST

Fostering Student Empowerment for Sustainability in Higher Education (by invitation)
03:00 PM

Special Session Building 19, Level 3, KAUST

Dr. Ana Margarida Costa

Head of Sustainability at KAUST

Professor Sadiq M. Sait

Director of the Office of Planning & Quality, KFUPM

Professor Norah Ali. Albishri

Assistant Professor, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University

Professor Fahad Alrabea

Dean of Science, Tabuk University

Dr. Adnan Innab

Vice Dean of Student Affairs , KSU