What kind of events do we offer?

From evening keynotes lectures, lunchtime lectures, workshops, performances, and other special events, we offer something for everyone!  

There are four main categories of events that you can attend:

  • Academic
  • Cultural
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Recreational
  • Personal and Professional Development

We schedule our programs for your convenience, with events held at lunchtimes, mornings, evenings, and weekends.

Are there any more Enrichment Programs coming up?

The 2021 Winter Enrichment Program

We create the two-week-long Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students, and a nominated KAUST faculty chair, who decides on a theme for each program and selects content from proposals submitted by the KAUST community. Deciding on a theme for each program is an immersive, enlightening, challenging, and focused work. WEP will return in January 2021 under the theme 'Connectivity'. Discover more about WEP 2021.


KAUST held a TEDxKAUST event on Saturday, August 31, 2019, under the theme 'Driving Force' sponsored by the Enrichment Office. The talks will be available soon. For more information visit TEDxKAUST 2019


This program runs since 2003 by The Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts (ICS), an international transdisciplinary center for cultural analysis, cultural theory, and cultural history in the arts related to all topic areas of Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). This program brings artists and scientists together in an experimental framework and has brought the collaboration between artists and KAUST since 2016. www.artistsinlabs.ch. Learn more about upcoming and past collaborations.