King Abdullah University of Science and TechnologyUniversity

Saudi Arabia

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Foundation: 2009

Mission: KAUST advances science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research integrated with graduate education. We are a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world. We exist for the pursuit and advancement of scientific knowledge and its broad dissemination and benevolent application. We strive to enhance the welfare of society with a special focus on four areas of global significance – food, water, energy and the environment.

Vision: KAUST aspires to be a destination for scientific and technological education and research. By inspiring discoveries to address global challenges, we strive to serve as a beacon of knowledge that bridges people and cultures for the betterment of humanity.

History: www.kaust.edu.sa

5th
Overall percentile
6th
Research percentile
5th
Innovation percentile
8th
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 +257th3rd2nd2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 258th3rd1st1st
Chemistry 80th2nd1st1st
Computer Science 188th3rd2nd1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +226th7th4th2nd
Energy 92nd3rd2nd1st
Engineering +121st2nd2nd1st
Environmental Science 100th1st1st1st
Mathematics 165th2nd2nd1st
Medicine +309th4th1st1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 301st13th6th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 153rd1st1st1st
Social Sciences +691st39th17th5th

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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