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Enrichment in the Fall is coming!

Be ready for a tasty week with insightful keynote lectures, a bustling "Food for All" market, cooking demonstrations, movies, music and more....

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Enrichment in the Fall is coming!

Baroque Oriental

Don't miss the Pera Ensemble performance with Turkish and European musicians at the Opening Night Extravaganza on Sunday, October 16! This event is brought to you by the Office of Enrichment Programs in collaboration with the Office of the Arts. ...

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Baroque Oriental

Photography Exhibit: 'Markets of the World'

Don't miss the special unveiling during the Opening Night on Sunday, October 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of Bldg. 20...

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Photography Exhibit: 'Markets of the World'

Cooking Show

Come experience fusion cuisine with famous German Chef Bernd Arold!...

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Cooking Show

Movie: Ratatouille

A family 'culina-rat' experience you won't forget!...

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Movie: Ratatouille

Enrichment Office

Artists in Labs

We are proud to introduce the sixth artist to participate in the artists-in-labs KAUST-Swiss Residency Exchange, Nasser Al-Salem. The Jeddah-based artist has worked with researchers of the Complex Materials Group, Department of Materials, ETH Zürich until June 2019. Discover more about Nasser's work and the artists-in-labs program.


The University's second TEDx event took place on Saturday, August 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event featured six inspiring speakers, including faculty, staff, students and community members. All the talks will soon be available online. 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. WEP 2020 will take place from January 12-23 under the theme "Personalized Medicine".

Watch the WEP 2019 Keynotes and Lectures

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

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 has a chance to talk about his topic in a more personal way. Watch the interviews with the speakers of WEP 2019

10 Years of Keynotes

Since 2010 we've hosted Nobel laureates, eminent international and in-Kingdom guest speakers, entrepreneurs, academics, and distinguished local and regional leaders and decision-makers. Have a look at our new booklet and learn more about our ten years of keynote speakers at KAUST. 


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