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King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) was officially established by Royal Decree on 5 Jumada I, 1383 H. (23 September 1963). The first students were admitted a year later. On 23 September 1964, when 67 young men enrolled in what was then the College of Petroleum & Minerals (CPM). Since that time, the University enrollment has grown to more than 8,000 students. Several significant events have marked the University's growth. In 1971, at the first graduation ceremony, four men received their baccalaureate degrees in engineering. In 1975, the College of Petroleum & Minerals became the University of Petroleum & Minerals, a change both in name and academic status. In 1986, the University was renamed: King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. The successful management of Saudi Arabia's vast petroleum and mineral resources poses a complex and exciting challenge for scientific, technical, and management education in the Kingdom. To meet this challenge, the University has adopted advanced training in the fields of science, engineering, and management as one of its goals in order to promote leadership and service in the Kingdom's petroleum and mineral industries. The University also furthers knowledge through research in these fields.
This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
=216
2014
225
2015
199
2016
189
2017
  • 53.50
    Overall Score
  • 37.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 51.7
    Employer Reputation
  • 83.9
    Faculty Student
  • 100
    International Faculty
  • 73.9
    International Students
  • 39.4
    Citations per Faculty
  • 74.2
    Engineering and Technology
  • 64
    Natural Science
  • 60
    Social Sciences and Management
=46
2016
21
2017
  • 66.90
    Overall Score
  • 67
    Academic Reputation
  • 57.7
    Citations per Paper
  • 89.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 45.6
    H-index Citations
1
2015
1
2016
151-200
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 86
    Employer-Student Connections
1
2015
1
2016
151-200
2016
Arab Region Rankings
  • 100.00
    Overall Score
  • 99.8
    Academic Reputation
  • 94.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 98.6
    Faculty Student
  • 71.1
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 78.6
    Papers per Faculty
  • 98.2
    Citations per Paper
  • 100
    International Faculty
  • 51
    International Students
  • 95.8
    Web Impact
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
970
International
593

Number of students

6,129
Postgraduate 15%
Undergraduate 85%

Number of international students

1,218
Postgraduate 57%
Undergraduate 43%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.