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 +3684th274th147th27th
Arts and Humanities +1736th60th19th8th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2751st58th22nd7th
Business, Management and Accounting 770th21st13th3rd
Chemistry 648th15th7th6th
Computer Science 945th27th15th4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +547th8th7th4th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1069th50th26th5th
Energy 214th10th6th5th
Engineering +710th17th10th4th
Environmental Science 486th13th8th4th
Mathematics 891st37th20th5th
Medicine +2062nd57th29th10th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1349th45th21st6th
Physics and Astronomy 1000th26th15th6th
Social Sciences +1298th37th17th4th

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.

Where is the institution located?

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