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Who is WEP for?

WEP is open to all KAUST faculty, students, staff and community members. In addition, KAUST Industrial Partners, WEP Sponsors, Undergraduates from around the world (through Undergraduate Poster Competition) and In-Kingdom students from leading universities in Saudi Arabia are invited to join through a specific program.

How to Attend WEP?

  • All those who are eligible must ‘Join this Community’ on Acadox.
  • Upon viewing the schedule, you will see events are color coded into different categories.
  • Credited events can be clearly seen, so students can prioritize these.
  • Some events are for the whole community and others have limited seats and a pre-selection process.
  • Browse the schedule and select the events you wish to attend and register for them. Prior registration is mandatory; you MUST register for an event on Acadox in order to be able to attend it.

Rules for KAUST Students     

  • All students must be on campus for the duration of the WEP.
  • It is mandatory for KAUST students to register for WEP once during their studies.
  • Students must earn 40 credits and attend a minimum of 6 Keynote Lectures during one WEP.
  • Credited events include Academic, Skills, Entrepreneurship and Keynote Lectures and these are clearly identified on the schedule.
  • Should an event be cancelled, students must make every effort to register for an alternative event.
  • Should an event be cancelled at short notice (less than 7 days before event), students must still make every effort to register for an alternative event but will be awarded the credits for the cancelled event.

In Collaboration

We would like to thank KAUST Students, Faculty, Community Members, Alumni and Industrial Partners who submit proposals each year to create WEP.

We would also like to thank the WEP Review Committee, (chaired by Professor William Roberts) which considers the scientific and technological aspects of the proposals, as well as their enriching and inspiring nature and selects events for the program.

Many KAUST departments support WEP and without their work we would not be able to bring you WEP, thank you!

In addition our Sponsors generously support WEP and we owe them a huge gratitude.

Your support and contribution makes WEP what it is!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

KAUST/UC Berkeley Entrepreneurship Certified Program

Location: Spine Auditorium Between Bldgs. 2 & 3, Bldg 3, Rooms 5205, 5208, 5209, 5211, 5216, 5218, 5220, 5222

By Andre Marquis | Mark Searle

LOCATION: Spine Auditorium Between Bldgs. 2 & 3, Bldg 3, Rooms 5205, 5208, 5209, 5211, 5216, 5218, 5220, 5222 KAUST and UC Berkeley co-branded 10-day fast track entrepreneurship program. To attend t ... more

KAUST/UC Berkeley Entrepreneurship Certified Program

Location: Spine Auditorium Between B

By Andre Marquis | Mark Searle

LOCATION: Spine Auditorium Between Bldgs. 2 & 3, Bldg 3, Rooms 5205, 5208, 5209, 5211, 5216, 5218, 5220, 5222 KAUST and UC Berkeley co-branded 10-day fast track entrepreneurship program. To attend t ... more

Sustainable Gardening for Dry Climates

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom # 3125

By Kate Frey

The workshop will be composed of several segments of presentations and interactive workshops to cover a number of sustainable and organic practices and principles for the home garden. We will begin w ... more

The hidden meanings behind the everyday of meals - Food Archaeology Workshop

Location: Bldg. 9 Lecture Hall 2325

By Christine Hastorf

Food Archaeology is a recent research domain that aims to reconstruct the diet of past populations. It is a multidisciplinary discipline that is supported by various scientific studies: food remains, ... more

Farmers market

Location: Discovery Square MPR & Outside

By Yousef Ayyad

LOCATION: D-Square MPR & Outside Area Buy fresh - directly from local farmers and enjoy for dinner tonight! 2014 is the UN International Year of Family Farming and to celebrate this one of our main ... more

Film Festival - Can Mushrooms Save the World?

Location: Movie Theatre

By Quincy Russel | Vincent Lamy

One of the highlights of WEP 2014 is the Film Festival, which is a whole KAUST community-orientated festival with the multi-award winning films being suitable for all ages. A privileged special featur ... more

University Rankings - Brown Bag Lecture Series

Location: Bldg 9. Lecture Hall I# 2322

By Philip Altbach

What do they measure? What should they measure? What can they measure? : The realities of globalisation in Higher Education As a new University, KAUST has not yet taken part in the race for rankings, ... more

Meet with Speakers - 09

Location: Bldg 18 Level 3 Open Area

By Hartmut Michel

What is WEPs greatest natural resource? The people! WEP is an opportunity to network. Make the most of this natural resource by talking to some of the most experienced, innovative, passionate people ... more

Meet with Speakers - 10

Location: WEP HUB, LEVEL 2, BUILDING 9

By Philip Altbach

What is WEPs greatest natural resource? The people! WEP is an opportunity to network. Make the most of this natural resource by talking to some of the most experienced, innovative, passionate people ... more

Career Action Series - Evolution of Self

Location: Spine Auditorium B/W Bldg 4 & 5

By Jerry Mcdonald

LOCATION: Spine Auditorium B/W Bldg 4 & 5 Evolution of Self: An Assessment of Career Values, Skills, Interest and Personality. What factors influence change in people over time? Are personality and v ... more

Edible Botanical Installations - Workshop

Location: Gardening & Sanitation Building, CSOB

By Fiona Inglis | Natalya Ayers

LOCATION: Gardening & Sanitation Building, CSOB A bus will depart from outside Building 16 at 2:40 p.m. to take participants to the Gardening and Sanitation Building, CSOB. Pyrus is a botanical star ... more

Edible Botanical Installations - Workshop

Location: Gardening & Sanitation Building, CSOB

By Fiona Inglis | Natalya Ayers

LOCATION: Gardening & Sanitation Building, CSOB A bus will depart from outside Building 16 at 2:40 p.m. to take participants to the Gardening and Sanitation Building, CSOB. Pyrus is a botanical star ... more
Radar stands for Radio Detection and Ranging, and it is one of the inventions that changed the world. Radar transmits radio frequency (RF) waves into the environment and receives reflected signals fr ... more
A tour of the KVL Lab by Neil Smith. This is only open to attendees of the academic course: "The Ancient Civilizations and Trade of Saudi Arabia".

What to do with my PhD? - How to get that job

Location: Bldg 9. Lecture Hall 2325

By Jelena Bajic | Randall K. Ribaudo

How to get that job: shifting gears from academia to a non-academic environment. In line with KAUST’s mission to support knowledge-based economic diversification and creating a “brain- gain” effect b ... more

Arabic Calligraphy Workshop

Location: Bldg 9. Classroom # 4225

By Siraj Reda Allaf

Angklung workshop

Location: Bldg 5. Spine Room 2252

By Burhannudin Sutisna | Rinaldi Rachman

Angklung is a traditional Indonesian musical instrument made of bamboo. In each piece, there are two tubes attached to a frame, and each has a particular pitch. Each performer in an Angklung ensemble ... more

Drawing & Painting Workshops with TANG

Location: Discovery Square Multi-purpose Room

By WEP Team

LOCATION: D-Square Multi-purpose Room A 3-day workshop offered to the entire KAUST community on the theme of Trees and Forests. 14 Jan: Walking Tour of KAUST campus to observe, take photos & sketch. ... more

The Ancient Civilizations and Trade of Saudi Arabia

Location: Bldg 9. Lecture Hall # 2325

By Neil G.Smith

This course will examine the ancient civilizations of Saudi Arabia who inhabited and traversed one of the greatest and most diverse trade routes of ancient history. Starting with the early emergence o ... more
Terri Raney, Chief Editor, The State of Food and Agriculture Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations World population is predicted to reach 9 billion by mid-century while natural res ... more
Global food security is a major issue, and is likely to become increasingly important in the coming decades. One way to address this is to increase the ability of crops to maintain their growth in su ... more

Exhibit TANG

Location: Library

By Tang Tang

Opening & presentation of TANG's work in an exhibition. The exhibit will open on 16 Jan and remain open until 19 Jan. Tang finds his inspiration in nature. He invites you to share his subjective visi ... more

Arabic Calligraphy Booth

Location: Cinema lobby on the ground floor

By Siraj Reda Allaf

Visit the Arabic Calligraphy Booth to have your name scripted in ornate Arabic calligraphy!
One of the highlights of WEP 2014 is the Film Festival, which is a whole KAUST community-orientated festival with the multi-award winning films being suitable for all ages. A privileged special featur ... more