The NEOM culture is about learning by doing, combining knowledge, creativity, and critical thinking with the latest technology and a digital mindset; to solve the problems of tomorrow. At NEOM, we live and breath this culture by developing a bespoke learning ecosystem for all of its citizens.

our goals & objectives

  • 01

    Establish a world class Education, Research and Innovation system at NEOM

    At NEOM, education is an enabler for economic and social progress. All residents will have access to life-long education through schools, university colleges, applied research institutes, and vocational training colleges. Here at NEOM, we aim to attract and inspire the world’s best minds to join this vibrant and enriching community.

  • 02

    Set the foundations for the intellectually-engaging education of the future

    NEOM educational programs adapt to a society infused with technology. Starting from early childhood, throughout higher education, and extending to life-long learning, education will be an experimental and personalized experience. It will be enhanced by digital innovations, advanced physical spaces, and a creative atmosphere that will foster hands-on and out-of-the-box thinking.

  • 03

    Create a living laboratory where innovators and pioneers can experiment to develop new technologies

    NEOM is the land of the future. To push the boundaries in science and technology, NEOM will establish several Applied Research Institutes (ARI). ARI will foster cutting-edge research in several fields, and motivate many Research and Development initiatives. In addition, NEOM residents will have several opportunities for upskilling and lifelong learning in various fields through Talent Academy and the vocational training institutes.

  • 04

    Develop NEOM Academic and Co-Curricular programs that can be exported anywhere

    We envision a learning ecosystem that will combine best teaching practices with our pioneering spirit; while ensuring that all international standards are met. We are building an easily transferrable and highly adaptive program, that will allow NEOM Schools to operate worldwide.

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Our people

The Education, Research and Innovation Sector aims to transform education into a lifelong experience that utilizes cutting-edge, high-tech, and personalized learning capabilities, and inspires the world’s greatest minds.

  • Christopher Tompkins

    Christopher Tompkins

    Executive Director for NEOM Education, Research and Innovation

  • Justin Mynar

    Justin Mynar

    Executive Director, NEOM U and Research Programs