King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

KFUPM, Dhahran

  • #=163 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 7,379Total Students
  • 1,103Faculty
  • 782Int'l Students

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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.

About

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.

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #208
  • 2014
    #=216
  • 2015
    #225
  • 2016
    #199
  • 2017
    #189
  • 2018
    #=173
  • 2019
    #189
  • 2020
    #=200
  • 2021
    #186
  • 2022
    #=163

Ranking criteria

48.1
Overall
28.7
Academic Reputation
25.4
Employer Reputation
85.9
Faculty Student Ratio
54.5
Citations per Faculty
100
International Faculty Ratio
16.5
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
7,379

14%
86%

International students
782

54%
46%

Total faculty staff
1,103

791
312

Total students
7,379

14%
86%

International students
782

54%
46%

Total faculty staff
1,103

312
791
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Campus locations

KFUPM Main Campus,

KFUPM , Dhahran , Eastern , Saudi Arabia , 31261

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