King Saud University *University

Saudi Arabia

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Foundation: 1957

Mission: To be a world class university and a leader in building the knowledge society

Vision: To provide distinctive education, produce creative research, serve society and contribute in building the knowledge economy and community through learning, creative thinking environment, the optimal use of technology and effective international partnership.


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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 +108th2nd1st1st
Arts and Humanities 849th19th5th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 589th4th2nd2nd
Business, Management and Accounting 553rd7th6th2nd
Chemistry 81st2nd1st1st
Computer Science 121st3rd3rd1st
Dentistry 29th1st1st1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +649th13th9th5th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 235th5th4th1st
Energy 181st9th5th5th
Engineering +240th3rd3rd2nd
Environmental Science 249th5th2nd2nd
Mathematics 411th9th6th3rd
Medicine +391st4th1st1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 50th3rd2nd1st
Physics and Astronomy 618th7th7th2nd
Psychology 736th11th1st1st
Social Sciences +387th6th1st1st
Veterinary 290th19th12th2nd

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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  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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