Who can attend?
Our programs are open to anyone at KAUST – faculty, researchers, community members and Economic Development partners.
Personal visitors may attend keynote lectures only as long as they are accompanied by their KAUST sponsor.
Are there any more Enrichment Programs coming up?
Enrichment in the Spring 2018 will take place from Friday, April 13 until Saturday, April 21.
Enrichment in the Fall 2018 will take place from Friday, October 19 until Thursday, October 25.
Enrichment in the Spring and Fall 2018 will be chaired by Omar Knio, Professor, Applied Mathematics and Computational Science
The 2019 Winter Enrichment Program will take place from Sunday, January 13 until Saturday, January 26.
The themes will be announced soon.
How can I register my children and spouse to this website?
If you have dependents under the age of 12, you can register them for this website by visiting 'my profile' at the top-right of the navigation bar. Once you are at 'my profile', click on 'Register Dependents' on the left-hand column and your dependents will appear for you to register.
Note that spouses are included in this list but anyone over the age of 12 with a KAUST ID can register themselves.
Is there a babysitting service during the events?
To help parents enjoy evening keynote lectures and events during te program, a babysitting service will be organized.
How can I add events to my calendar?
You want to be sure you won't forget to attend the events you registered for? In order to get automatic reminders popping up in your professional calendar, you can visit 'my schedule' on the navigation bar. Once you are at 'my schedule', click on 'Download iCalendar (ICS) file'.
What is the Winter Enrichment Program?
The annual Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) is one of the hallmarks of KAUST. WEP is a three- 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. It is mandatory for KAUST students to register for WEP once during their degree studies.
The whole University becomes involved in one of the most exciting programs of the year, including lectures, courses, workshops, seminars, field trips, and special events in the main categories of Academic, Skills, Personal & Professional Development, Cultural and Recreational. The program hosts KAUST speakers, eminent international guest speakers, Nobel Laureates, entrepreneurs, academics, as well as distinguished local and regional leaders and decision-makers.
WEP is built in collaboration with KAUST Students, Faculty, Community Members, Alumni and Industrial Partners who are invited to submit proposals each year. During a very competitive selection process the WEP Review Committee, considers the scientific and technological aspects of the proposals, as well as their enriching and inspiring nature.
In addition, KAUST Industrial Partners, WEP Sponsors, Undergraduates from around the world (through Undergraduate Poster Competition) and In-Kingdom students from leading universities in Saudi Arabia are invited to join through a specific program.
If you are interested in volunteering for WEP 2018, please fill out this online form or contact the WEP team, email email@example.com.
What kind of events are being offered?
From evening keynotes lectures, lunchtime lectures, to workshops, performances and other special events, we offer something for everyone!
There are four main categories of events that you can attend:
- Personal and Professional Development
Our programs are scheduled for your convenience, with events held at lunchtimes, mornings, evenings and weekends.