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Celebrating March 8: International Women's Day

Which women inspire you the most? Witnessing incredible women in STEM who are leaders in their fields deliver keynotes and workshops throughout WEP 2018 inspired KAUST Official Ph.D. student Ananya Ashok to write this article for the KAUST Beacon. #IWD2019 ...

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Celebrating March 8: International Women's Day

WEP 2019 Keynotes and Lectures

Watch anytime and anywhere the keynote lectures, lunch-time lectures, and panel discussions of WEP 2019. WEP featured 12 days of events relating to the theme of TIME; covering topics such as nutrition, the universe, consciousness, art, racing, technology, society or history. ...

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WEP 2019 Keynotes and Lectures

KAUST Live Interviews

Watch the interviews with the speakers of WEP 2019. KAUST Live consists of a 20-minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience. During the interviews, our speakers had a chance to talk about their topics in a more personal way. ...

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KAUST Live Interviews

Thank You to our Sponsors

During WEP 2019 we reached more than 2,000,000 people online. We have seen great things come from the Enrichment Programs —we’ve fostered new collaborations, launched startups, and inspired new areas of inquiry. Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities....

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Thank You to our Sponsors

Enrichment Office

Artists in Labs

This program brings artists and scientists together in an experimental framework and has brought the collaboration between artists and KAUST since 2016. It runs since 2003 by The Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts (ICS) of Zurich University of the Arts. Learn more about KAUST's upcoming and past collaborations. 

TEDxKAUST

A new TEDxKAUST event will be held in 2019, more information and event dates will be announced soon. The theme of the 2017 TEDxKAUST event, Impact Factor -organized by KAUST students and the Innovation Center- aimed at unleashing the personal touch of KAUST community members as they reflect on their life experiences. Learn more.

What is WEP?

The annual Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) is one of the hallmarks of KAUST. WEP is a two-week program whose primary purpose is to enrich and inspire the University's students and KAUST community members, as well as academic and industrial partners who are all invited to join. The Chair and theme of WEP 2020 will be announced soon.

Watch the WEP 2019 Keynotes and Lectures

The WEP speakers include top leaders in the fields of science, business, education, and culture. You can watch anytime and anywhere the keynote lectures, lunch-time lectures, and panel discussions on our YouTube channel. Watch now the keynotes and talks of WEP 2019 on YouTube

Watch the WEP 2019 KAUST Live Interviews

KAUST Live consists of a 20-minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience live-streamed at KAUST's Facebook page and YouTube. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his topic in a more personal way. Watch the interviews with the speakers of WEP 2019

Highlights of WEP 2019

The Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) returned on January 13-24, 2019 under the theme 'TIME'. WEP is KAUST's festival of science and featured 12 days of keynotes, lectures, discussions, master classes, exhibits, and cultural events all relating to the theme of TIME. Enjoy the highlights of #WEP2019

 
 

Keynote Lecture Series

Speakers 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...

Interactive Activities

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

Lecture Series

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

Cultural Events

We offer signature events like exhibitions, the film festival, the farmers market, workshops and our special musical performances.

 

Catch Up on Past Events

KAUST Live Interviews
WEP 2019 Keynotes & Lectures
Special Events
Highlights of WEP 2019
Chef Bernd Arold – Interview
STEAM – Two-Day Innovation Challenge