King Abdulaziz City for Science and TechnologyGovernment

Saudi Arabia

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Foundation: 1977

Mission: The city works on the development and investment in the national system of science, technology and innovation, to promote the building of a knowledge-based society, which will serve the sustainable development of the Kingdom through the following functions and responsibilities: Formulating policies and national plans for science, technology and innovation. Coordinating national activities in science, technology and innovation. Providing support to scientific research and technological development in the Kingdom. Conducting applied scientific research and technological development. Developing and strengthening cooperation and local, regional, and international partnerships for technology transfer and development. Investing in technology development and its commercial processing. Sponsorship, promoting and investing in intellectual property. Providing advice and innovative solutions.

Vision: To be a world-class organization in science and technology, fostering innovation and promoting a knowledge-based society in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


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Research percentile


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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 Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

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 806th123rd65th11th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 524th10th4th4th
Chemistry 273rd6th4th4th
Computer Science 651st87th58th14th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 610th122nd81st11th
Energy 578th110th61st14th
Engineering 553rd74th35th13th
Environmental Science 711th162nd87th19th
Medicine 660th33rd13th5th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 533rd30th14th4th
Physics and Astronomy 557th41st18th11th

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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