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 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 241st4th4th3rd
Arts and Humanities 466th12th2nd2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 483rd8th3rd3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 350th5th3rd2nd
Chemistry 204th4th3rd3rd
Computer Science 192nd3rd2nd2nd
Dentistry 24th1st1st1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 482nd43rd24th6th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 163rd5th3rd1st
Energy 158th6th2nd2nd
Engineering 278th7th3rd3rd
Environmental Science 292nd14th8th7th
Mathematics 291st12th6th3rd
Medicine 385th5th2nd2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 72nd1st1st1st
Physics and Astronomy 520th36th16th10th
Psychology 432nd9th2nd1st
Social Sciences 516th14th6th3rd
Veterinary 252nd5th3rd1st

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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