King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
KFUPM Background and History
Located in Dhahran, the eastern province of Saudi Arabia, KFUPM was established in 1963 and is one of the largest public university in Saudi. Its primary focus is on the areas of Petroleum and Minerals which is two of the most abundant resources in the kingdom.
KFUPM Programs Courses and Schools
KFUPM offers Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy and many Bachelor degrees. The university has more than 8000 undergraduate students, 800 Academic staff and more than 1500 postgraduate students. It has 33 Academic departments with a student-faculty ratio of 14:3:1. It has 51 graduate programs.
The main university campus is located at Dhahran and has research centers, housing, and recreation centers. It has tie-ups with various industries involved in the Oil and Gas sector and is instrumental in providing the right talent to the industry.
KFUPM is ranked 1st in the Arab World in the QS rankings. It is ranked 6th in the world in universities granted US utility patents. It was ranked as one of the best 400 universities in the world according to Academic rankings. It holds 216th rank in QS World University Rankings.
It is worlds best university for learnings in the field of Petroleum and minerals. It has a big endowment and the research contributes to the oil & gas industry worldwide.
KFUPM Notable Alumni
Some of the notable alumni of KFUPM are Abdulaziz bin Salman- minister of petroleum, Saud Bin Khalid AL Faisal- Deputy Governor of SAGIA, Bandar Bin Khalid – Chairman of Sama Airlines
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