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WEP 2018: Proposals Reviewed

The Speaker Selection Committee has reviewed over 200 proposals submitted for WEP 2018. Thank you for the hard work! Everyone who submitted a proposal will be informed about the committee’s decision during the summer....

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WEP 2018: Proposals Reviewed

Save the Date Fall Enrichment Program 2017

Save the Date Fall Enrichment Program, October 20-28, 2017. In Collaboration with the 2017 Enrichment Programs Chair Gilles Lubineau, Professor Mechanical Engineering. ...

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Save the Date Fall Enrichment Program 2017

Pioneers On-Air

Pioneers On-Air consists of a 20-minute live interview and a 10-minute Q&A with the audience on Facebook. Watch our keynote pioneers’ interviews on our Youtube channel. ...

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Pioneers On-Air

Enrichment in the Spring Photos

Have a look at our Flickr gallery if you missed out on our last Enrichment in the Spring Program and catch up with all the amazing things our pioneers did from April 14-19 2017! ...

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Enrichment in the Spring Photos

WEP 2018

KAUST Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) 2018, chaired by Omar Knio, professor of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, will have the theme of “Human-Machine Future.” 230 proposals have been submitted for WEP 2018. Thank you to the proponents!...

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WEP 2018

Thank You!

THANK YOU to all the pioneers who made the Enrichment in the Spring Program 2017 successful. A special thank you to Prof. Gilles Lubineau, KAUST volunteers, AV/IT, Campus Support, Coastline, Community Life, Marcom, Finance, Food Service, Government Affairs, Guest Services, HR relocation, KAUST Inn, Office of the Arts, Office of the President, Procurement, Saudi Initiatives, Security, TKS, and Transportation. ...

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Thank You!

Enrichment Office

Enrichment Programs

Our mission is to enrich KAUST students, faculty and community members, as well as invited students and faculty from the Kingdom and guests from around the world.

Our speakers include top leaders in the fields of science, business, education and culture. From science and technology lectures, engaging keynotes and workshops to arts and community activities, we have something for everyone. Three programs are produced in the Winter, Spring and Fall focusing on a variety of inspiring themes.

New Students

All students (MS & PhD) have to participate in Winter Enrichment Program for credit once during their studies at KAUST.

Credits will only be granted during a single WEP program. You must register for 30 credit offerings and all mandatory keynote lectures. Students who do not complete their attendance requirements for WEP do not graduate.

WEP 2018

230 proposals were submitted for the WEP 2018, which is 15% more than last year.

The Speaker Selection Committee has reviewed over 200 proposals. Everyone who submitted a proposal for the WEP 2018 will be informed about the committee’s decision during the summer. Also, invitations to selected speakers will be handled by the Enrichment Office and will be sent during the summer.

Pioneers On-Air

Pioneers On-Air consists of a 20-minute live interview and a 10-minute Q&A with the audience on Facebook.

Watch online the interviews of our keynote pioneers’: MIT’s physicist and writer, Alan Lightman; British adventurer and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Alastair Humphreys; Dr Eric Fossum, inventor of the CMOS image sensor now used in billions of cameras; plastic surgeon Dr Laurent Lantieri, who performed the first full-face transplant ; South African contemporary artist Mbongeni Buthelezi; and Prof Mike Bruton who talked about the contributions of Muslim scientists during the golden age of Islam.

Upcoming Events

  • Enrichment in the Fall 2017

    20-28 October

  • Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) 2018

    Human-Machine Future

    14-25 January 2018

 

Keynotes

Speakers (Ed Stone, Voyager Project Scientist) range from Nobel laureates to distinguished local and regional dignitaries who have created a significant impact worldwide through business, science and/or innovation. Read More...

Academics

Events such as Poster Competitions, Science Fair, Alumni Lecture Series give the opportunity to the students to share their work and discoveries.

Entrepreneurial

Inspiring in-Kingdom and regional business speakers discuss the trends and opportunities related to business in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

Cultural

We offer signature events like the Film Festival, the Farmers Market, Discover Saudi Arabia program and our special musical performances.

 

Catch Up on Past Events

WEP On-Air
WEP 2017 Keynotes
Tom Skalak, Allen Family Foundation
Science of Storytelling - Winning film
Chef Bernd Arold – Interview
STEAM – Two-Day Innovation Challenge