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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 22, 2015

Workshop "Deserts of the Earth"

Location: Bldg 12, University Library, Sea View Room

Join Michael Martin for a workshop that looks into his award-winning photography. In Michael's words: "This workshop covers a wide range of subjects from technical questions to the creative aspects, ... more

Movies @ WEP 2015: "Desert and Ice"

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. Two ambitious filmmakers document their trave ... more

Deserts of the Earth

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

They belong amongst the most fascinating regions of our planet: the eternal ice of the Polar regions and the hot, dry deserts. The extreme climatic conditions such as cold, darkness and wind, heat an ... more