I have previously posted about the album I compiled for images of the new projects under development in Saudi Arabia. One of the projects that does not appear there is King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), which is described as a unique world-class graduate research university that will provide significant support for scientific discovery and human advancement within Saudi Arabia, the region and around the globe.
The core campus, located on more than 36 million square meters on the Red Sea near Rabigh, is set to open in September 2009. This project, as well as Knowledge Economic City (KEC) in nearby Medina, show some features of the future face of this country. It is the hope that such megaprojects would achieve their goals and help our nation to move forward. You can see more pictures in the virtual tour KAUST website provides here.