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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


The Office of Enrichment Programs, under the umbrella of the office of Academic Affairs and led by Marie-Laure Boulot, produces three exciting programs during the year: the two week-long Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) and the Enrichment in the Spring and Enrichment in the Fall shorter 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.

Students for Credits

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

Credits will only be granted during a single WEP program and students must register for 30 credit offerings and all mandatory keynote lectures.

Students who do not complete their attendance requirements for WEP do not graduate. Learn more about how to register and fulfill credits. 

WEP 2018 Sponsors

KAUST Sustainability Month

This February, the Office of Sustainability is hosting events focusing on how all of us can contribute to make our KAUST more sustainable. Learn more about what we do. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Enrichment programs are shaped to educate, inspire, enrich and contribute to the KAUST community, the Kingdom and the world. Partner with us and become part of something big. Be Part of Something Big.

Experience WEP Virtually

Watch on  YouTube the keynote lectures, lunch-time lectures and Facebook On-Air interviews of WEP 2018. 




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...


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


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


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