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.

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 Government 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 +1600th55th33rd10th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1849th33rd14th4th
Chemistry 850th13th7th6th
Computer Science 2082nd104th67th25th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2869th142nd95th16th
Energy 2525th211th120th27th
Engineering +1493rd40th21st8th
Environmental Science 1389th43rd18th6th
Mathematics 1100th50th26th10th
Medicine +2659th86th45th18th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 2185th108th61st17th
Physics and Astronomy 1618th58th35th11th
Social Sciences +    
Veterinary 429th25th15th3rd

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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