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Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) for 2015 is coming soon!

Running from January 11 to 22, The 2015 WEP program is larger and more ambitious than ever, with over one hundred events on offer.

This year’s offerings are the direct result of suggestions and event submissions from our faculty, students and community members, making WEP 2015 a program that is created by and for the entire KAUST community.

WEP 2015 features many highlights, including our keynote lectures on topics ranging from archaeology to biologically inspired design to freediving.  This year, we look at rich culture of Saudi Arabia through lectures on poetry, coinage and mining in Saudi Arabia, and present a range of art and recreational events, including a Tinga Tinga painting workshop, a 5K run, improvisation workshops and performances, a racketlon tournament and tours to Old Jeddah and the National Wildlife Center in Taif.

Finally, we’ll wrap up WEP 2015 with a closing evening gala extravaganza featuring a performance by the internationally renowned musical multimedia group Bella Gaia. 

With all these events and many more, WEP 2015 is the most exciting and lively time of the year at KAUST.

We look forward to enriching you at WEP 2015!



Thursday, January 15, 2015

Experience this day trip to the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) in Taif—one of only two research centers of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The primary mission of the National Wildli ... more

The famous Mahd adh Dhahab and other gold deposits in the Saudi Arabia are well documented in several publications, most recently in the comprehensive volume 'Geology of the Arabian Shield' (JOHNSON P ... more

The Global Leader

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2322

This presentation will open the eyes of young professionals to the challenges they might face in the workplace and inspire them to maintain a positive and productive attitude toward their career. Vic ... more

This seminar looks at the practice of mining in modern-day Saudi Arabia. The seminar will be divided into 3 parts 2:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction by Prof. Martin Mai 2:10 p.m. Dr. Abdullah Al Je ... more

WEP Alumni Lecture Series was launched in year 2011. This year we are welcoming four of our alumni from around the world to come back and present their work to current students, faculty and the whole ... more

Keep it Simple 2

Location: Bldg 9, Lecture Hall 2325

Have you ever attended a presentation that had extremely busy and complex slides? Have you been in a conversation where you couldn't figure what the other person was trying to say? We are always comm ... more

Conduct Us!

Location: Discovery Square

The Community Orchestra will take music to the KAUST community! We will set up our chairs and music stands at Discovery Square and invite passers-by to try their hand at directing our orchestra in one ... more

An evening of Improvisation

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

Come to the Building 20 Auditorium to see a very special performance by the instructors and students of this WEP season's' Professional training through Improvisation' workshop. Featuring professional ... more

Movies @ WEP 2015: "Wall-E" by Andrew Stanton

Location: Cinema Theater

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Wall-E (2008): In the distant future, a robo ... more