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Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) 2005f
PO Box 24885 Safat 13109, Kuwait
tel:965-483 6100 fax:965-483 0643

Organizational Status: Semi-governmental institute, founded in 1967.

General Description: KISR was established under Kuwaiti law to carry out applied scientific research in three fields: petroleum, desert agriculture, and marine biology. The objectives of the institute are to carry out applied scientific research that helps the advancement of national industry and undertake studies relating to the preservation of the environment, resources of natural wealth and their discovery, sources of water and energy, methods of agricultural exploitation, and the promotion of water wealth. KISR undertakes research and scientific and technological consultations for both governmental and private institutions in Kuwait, the Gulf region, and the world.

Annual Budget: KWD 20.5 million (2002)

Staff: 797 (370 research, 427 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Dr. AL-OTAIBI, Abdulhadi Sadoun (Director General)
Dr. AL-AWADHI, Nader (Research Affairs)
Dr. MOHAMMAD, Othman (Deputy Director General, Administration, Finance)
Ms. AL-FRIEH, Ferial (Deputy Director General, Information)
Dr. AL-SULTAN, Yousuf (Assistant Director General)

Public Relations:
Ms. ALMUDHAF, Hayfaa (Director, PR and Publications Division)
Mr. AL-HAROON, Abdul Mohsen (Manager, PR and Information Department)
Mr. AL-JEERAN, Salem (Manager, Publications and Editing Department)

(As of November, 2004)

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