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Experience WEP Virtually

Watch the live interviews and ask your questions!...

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Experience WEP Virtually

What Art Can Tell Us About the Brain

A keynote lecture by Margaret Livingstone. Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School....

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What Art Can Tell Us About the Brain

Don't miss the WEP lectures

With over 40 speakers and 25 lectures planned for WEP 2018, we hope you will enjoy two weeks of Human-Machine Future talks. Register now to organize your own schedule! ...

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Don't miss the WEP lectures

Energy, Money and Technology

A keynote lecture by Nate Hagens. Professor at the University of Minnesota....

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Energy, Money and Technology

Networks of Systems and Society

A keynote lecture by Munther Dahleh. Director of the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS)....

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Networks of Systems and Society

Final Gala with Bella Gaia

BELLA GAIA will close WEP with a breathtaking holographic and musical performance exclusively produced for KAUST and the winners of the different competitions will be announced. ...

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Final Gala with Bella Gaia

WEP Sponsors

Thank you to the WEP 2018 sponsors for their support...

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WEP Sponsors

Enrichment Office

Mission

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

Green your WEP

 The future is green and we want to encourage you to be more sustainable during WEP 2018.  

Glasses or cups will not be available available during our events. Make sure to bring your own mug or glass for a free refill of coffee, tea and refreshments!

WEP Opportunities

The Enrichment programs are shaped to educate, inspire, enrich and contribute to the KAUST community, the Kingdom and the world. Since 2010, the Office of Enrichment Programs has organized more than 1,244 events, invited more than 1,100 international and national speakers, counted with more than 86,550 participants, and reached more than 2,800,000 people during WEP 2017. Partner with us and become part of something big. Be Part of Something Big

 

Experience WEP Virtually

Tune in every day to the KAUST Official YouTube channel or Facebook page to watch livestreams of our keynote lectures and special interviews with the speakers.

Participate in the Facebook On-Air InterviewsEvery day at 9:00am and 3:00pm from January 14 -25th.

Watch the WEP Lecture SeriesCheck out our schedule to plot your calendar and watch the keynote and lunch-time lectures.

 

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...

Academic

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