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Winter Enrichment Program

The Enrichment Program Office​ creates exciting enrichment programs open to all students, postdocs, faculty, staff and community members and feature a wide variety of engaging events. Visit their website​ for more information.

Under the umbrella of the VP for Academic Affairs, the Office of Enrichment Programs produces and delivers at KAUST the two-week-long hallmark event Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) and co-sponsors TEDx KAUST 2019 and the Artists-in-Labs programs. The Office of Enrichment Programs is designed to enrich and inspire participants through lectures, workshops, entrepreneurial, cultural, and recreational activities that are not typically found in academic programs. 

Since 2010, the Office has produced a total of 1,717 events, invited 1,382 international and in-Kingdom speakers and attracted a cumulative audience of 111,450 attendees from the KAUST community and the Kingdom. Everybody can experience WEP online on YouTube or our social media channels Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

A selection of past keynote speakers includes Abdullatif A. Al Othman, Governor, and Chairman of the Board of the SAGIA, Dirk Ahlborn, CEO at Hyperloop, Carolyn Porco, Imaging Science Team Leader of the NASA Cassini Mission, artist Theo Jansen and Kip Thorne, Nobel Laureate in Physics, Caltech or Lando Norris, McLaren Formula 1 driver.​

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