The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is an extension of Saudi Aramco’s corporate vision and a continuation of its work to create a knowledge based society. Its opening is just a year away. By creating the Center, Saudi Aramco is taking the long view to ensure sustainable development in the Kingdom. Its emphasis is on arts and creativity, fun and interactive approach to the STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) and history — and plans to offer lifelong learning classes to the public at large. The Kingdom possesses a new generation of people with original ideas, skills, and motivation with potential to compete on a global level. This new generation will need to collaborate with idea makers from other nations, mix the previously considered unmixable fields of arts and science, and learn to accept failure as a necessary step to an even more rewarding success. Game-changing cultural shifts such as this can only come from a broadly educated population with a deep-rooted understanding of history and culture, the right balance of soft and technical skills and empowerment, a strong infrastructure that adheres to international quality standards for goods and services, and the opportunity to succeed. The collaboration extends to Saudi universities and government agencies such as the Ministry of Education, local cultural institutions, and businesses such as the Saudi Society for Arts and Culture, alongside world-class institutions such as UC-Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, MIT and the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. The Center is keen to offer these organizations opportunities to showcase and develop their unique qualities and areas of expertise. For more information, visit the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture website.