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Old December 20th, 2008, 08:11 PM   #1
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THUWAL | King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (Arabic: جامعة الملك عبد الله للعلوم و التكنولوجيا‎) is a research institution which is expected to be completed in 2009. The aim of the University is to promote research and science achievement in Saudi Arabia and around the globe.

KAUST is scheduled to open with a $10 billion endowment.[1]
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1 General information
2 Campus
3 Presidential search
4 Degrees
5 Notes
6 External links
7 Further reading
General information

The location of the KAUST is in the west coast near the city of Jeddah. According to the University's website, the university will start on September 2009 with 250/350 students pursuing Masters and Ph.D degrees. King Abdullah has bestowed an endowment of 23 billion dollars on the university and commissioned Saudi Aramco, the Saudi-owned oil company to design and build the university's campus and curriculum.[2] At maturity, the total KAUST community will number approximately 20,000 people
[edit]Campus

Under construction, the campus site is in a coastal location near the fishing village of Thuwal, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Jeddah. The total area is more than 36 million square meters (nearly 9,000 acres), including a coral-reef ecosystem that will be preserved by the University as a marine sanctuary, and will be a focus for research. Architectural firm HOK planned and designed the campus. Shen Milsom Wilke and JaffeHolden Acoustics, Inc. were the acoustical consultants on the campus and main auditorium respectively.


As of 13 January 2008, Professor Shih Choon Fong has been named the Founding President of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Prof. Shih is the current president of National University of Singapore and will be leaving NUS at the end of 2008.
Degrees

It is anticipated that the university will open with six fields of studies:
Chemical Engineering
Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Mechanical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Computational Earth Science and Engineering
Biosciences and Bioengineering
It is expected to add:
Electrical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering














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the master plan
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there are dozens of pictures&info don't miss it
http://www.kaust.edu.sa/


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Old December 22nd, 2008, 09:18 AM   #2
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Old December 24th, 2008, 04:11 PM   #3
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Board of Trustees

The KAUST Board of Trustees comprises international leaders in global academia, science, finance, industry, and public life.

In accordance with the University’s by-laws, the 20-member Board will be fully independent to exercise all powers granted to it. The Board will be responsible for approving rules regulating the academic, financial and administrative affairs of the University, and for providing all support needed to enable the University’s officers to manage the University.

Members will meet at least three times a year to oversee the University’s activities and monitor its progress and development. Other statutory functions of the Board include the appointment of the University’s officers, certain senior administrative officers and faculty, as well as the oversight of its assets, including the University’s campus and community real estate and facilities.

The current members of the KAUST Board of Trustees are:

His Excellency Minister Ali Ibrahim Al-Naimi
Chairman, KAUST Board of Trustees and Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

His Royal Highness Prince Mansour bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Muhamed Ali
President, Islamic Development Bank

Mr. John J. Brennan
Chairman, Vanguard Group

Mr. Khalid Al-Falih
Executive Vice President of Operations, Saudi Aramco

Mr. Andrew Gould
Chairman and CEO, Schlumberger Limited

Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer
Director General Designate, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

Mr. Mohammed Abdullatif Jameel
President, Abdullatif Jameel Group

Ms. Lubna S. Olayan
Chief Executive Officer and Chair, Olayan Financing Group

His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah
Chief Executive Officer, National Guard Health Affairs
President, King Saud University for Health Services

Professor Frank H.T. Rhodes
President Emeritus, Cornell University

Mrs. Mary Robinson
President, Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative
Former President of Ireland

Professor Choon Fong Shih
President, KAUST

His Excellency Dr. Khalid Al-Sultan
Rector, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Dr. Shirley M. Tilghman
President, Princeton University

Dr. Tony Tan
Chairman, National Research Foundation of Singapore

Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni
Former Director, National Institutes of Health of the United States

Professor Jie Zhang
President, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 08:54 PM   #4
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Old January 24th, 2009, 05:09 AM   #5
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what do you guys think??
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Old January 24th, 2009, 06:40 AM   #6
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Great project
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Old March 10th, 2009, 09:51 PM   #7
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Old March 10th, 2009, 11:19 PM   #8
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KAUST is scheduled to open with a $10 billion endowment???
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Old March 11th, 2009, 01:13 AM   #9
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Old March 11th, 2009, 01:37 AM   #10
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Old March 11th, 2009, 01:39 AM   #11
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How many students are estimated to enroll?
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Old March 11th, 2009, 02:41 PM   #12
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According to the University's website, the university will open in September 2009 with around 500 graduate students. At maturity, the total KAUST community will number approximately 20,000 people.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 01:26 AM   #13
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more construction photo's from FEB and March:

by jwatatkaust:

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Old March 14th, 2009, 03:50 PM   #14
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The renders look great, and it's nice to see the progression.
Maybe a dumb question, but how does it work in Saudi Arabia: can only Arabian people study at universities like these, or is everyone welcome?
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Old March 14th, 2009, 08:34 PM   #15
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anyone who has the talent,and wants to add something to the world..is more than welcome.and everyone in Saudi is going to help him/her to achieve his/her goal
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Old March 15th, 2009, 03:03 AM   #16
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just stunning.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 04:11 AM   #17
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nice to see KAUST with stable progress without delayed Just model project for such a good progress ...
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Old March 20th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #18
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Campus Artworks




UN02: ENTRY SPINE NORTH
Carslen Hoiler | Belgium, Europe



UN03: RESEARCH LAB (Ground)
Oliver Van der Berg | Belgium, Europe



UN07: COURTYARD NORTH
Simon Nelson | Australia, Oceanic


UN08: CAMPUS MOSQUE POOL
Nja Mahdaoul | Tunisia, Middle east


UN09: PAVILION
Erwin Redl | USA, Americas


UN10: LIBRARY FORECOURT A
Richard Deacon | United Kingdom, Europe



UN11: LIBRARY FORECOURT B
Halim Al-Karim | Iraq, Middleast



UN14: SEACOURT PLAZA
Sopheap Pich | Cambodia, Asia



UN16: RESEARCH LAB (Suspended)
Inigo Manglano | USA, Americas



UN17: COURTYARD SOUTH
Shigeo Toya | Japan
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Commercial Center Artworks




CC02: KAUST SQUARE
Susan Hefuna | Egypt, Middle East



CC04: LIBRARY SQUARE
Tobias Rehberger | Germany, Europe



CC06: URBAN BEACH 1
Subodh Kerkar | India, Asia



CC07: HARBOUR SQUARE
Jason Bruges | United Kingdom, Europe



CC08: SEACOURT LINK
Donna Marcus | Australia, Oceanic



CC09: LOOKOUT (URBAN)
Jorge Pardo | USA, Americas



CC10: URBAN BEACH 2
Rana Begum | Bangladesh, Asia



CC12: YACHT CLUB EXTERIOR
Dennis Nona | Torres Strait, Oceani
Source [there's another three artworks there] : http://marestart.com/app2.aspx
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Old March 24th, 2009, 02:05 PM   #19
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Wow ! Fantastic building !
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Old March 25th, 2009, 02:39 PM   #20
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