King Faisal UniversityUniversity

Saudi Arabia

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Foundation: 1975

Mission: Acting as a development engine and a key knowledge partner in supporting vital sectors locally and regionally by providing education belonging to the future, research that stimulates development and change, and a community partnership that achieves mutual enrichment and sustainable business development.

Vision: A vital institution that catalyzes the enrichment of future knowledge and the development of competitive human capabilities.



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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 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 751st87th44th9th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 849th72nd35th11th
Business, Management and Accounting 869th122nd72nd17th
Chemistry 708th104th53rd16th
Computer Science 675th108th73rd16th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 739th92nd53rd13th
Energy 704th186th125th27th
Engineering 559th78th37th14th
Environmental Science 678th142nd73rd15th
Mathematics 706th172nd107th25th
Medicine 793rd98th47th15th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 737th72nd34th11th
Physics and Astronomy 503rd31st12th8th
Social Sciences 782nd106th47th13th
Veterinary 497th46th24th3rd

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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