King Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralsUniversity

Saudi Arabia

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Foundation: 1963

Mission: To make a difference within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and beyond in the fields of sciences, engineering and business; we are committed to: ​grad​​ua​​ting​ leaders who are knowledgeable, skillful, and productive members of society; engaging our society, alumni, and partners, in valuable endeavors; and ​creating new knowledge that makes a scholarly impact, provides innovative solutions, and contributes to the national economy.

Vision: To be a preeminent institution known for its globally competitive graduates, cutting edge research, and leadership in energy discoveries.


Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldMiddle EastARAB COUNTRIESSaudi Arabia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +711th168th102nd22nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 612th25th11th5th
Business, Management and Accounting 564th25th15th3rd
Chemistry 347th11th5th5th
Computer Science 489th22nd11th4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +287th11th8th3rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 474th39th16th4th
Energy 202nd8th5th4th
Engineering +372nd18th9th4th
Environmental Science 256th6th4th2nd
Mathematics 479th33rd15th6th
Medicine +616th32nd14th6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 534th41st20th5th
Physics and Astronomy 492nd19th7th4th
Social Sciences +707th46th23rd8th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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