KAUST's Office of Enrichment Programs were created as a way to draw faculty, students, staff, partners, collaborators, and community members out of their daily routines and into a curated program of expansive thinking. The programs are shaped to educate, inspire, enrich and contribute to the community, the Kingdom and the world.  

Under the umbrella of Academic Affairs, the Office of Enrichment Programs produces and delivers three Programs during the year: the two week-long Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) and the Spring and Fall shorter programs. In collaboration with faculty, staff and students, and a nominated KAUST faculty chair, the Enrichment Office decides on a theme for each program and selects content from proposals submitted by the KAUST community. This is immersive, enlightening, challenging and focused work.

The programs make improbable meetings happen, shining the spotlight on great ideas, inspiring people to aim high and supporting learning that empowers curious minds to create new, innovative things. 


Our mission is to enrich with our programs KAUST students, faculty, community members and guests as well as contributing to the Kingdom and the world. Our speakers include top leaders in the fields of science, business, education and culture. Meet the Enrichment Team.