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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!

Saturday, January 18, 2014
This tailor-made tour has been organized especially for WEP 2014 and will include: a visit to the art gallery of Sofia Binzagr, a viewing of the extensive collection at Al Taybet Museum, and a guided ... more

Exhibit TANG

Location: Library

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

Painting Exhibit of Students Work

Location: Library

An exhibit of the paintings created by students who attended a series of workshops offered to the entire KAUST community by TANG on the theme of Trees and Forests. This exhibit will be added to the P ... more

Farmers market

Location: Discovery Square MPR & Outside

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

Cricket Super 6's

Location: IRC

SUPER SIXES CRICKET Tournament is a globally recognized short form cricket game which was held first in Hong King in 1992 and participated by many cricketing nations such as India, Pakistan, Australia ... more

Golf Putting Competition

Location: Saffa Golf Club

Complete 6 tricky putting holes in as few strokes as possible. Winner will be the individual with the fewest number of strokes and will receive a Safaa Golf Club branded polo shirt of their choice. ... more

Film Festival - World Without

Location: TBA


3rd Annual Football Tournament

Location: Garden Field Astroturf

WEP 3rd Annual Football Tournament -- The WEP football Tournament is back again for the Third time !! ==================================================== Registration: Please be advised to ... more