For the first time in the history of King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, about 100 female students from among more than 600 applicants started their postgraduate studies in the disciplines of mathematics, computer science, business administration, after passing the criteria and admission requirements of the University's graduate systems. The study began on Sunday, September 1, 2019.

The Deanship of Student Affairs at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals launched on Monday morning (August 26, 2019) the orientation program activities for new students. This program is, organized annually by KFUPM in order to prepare new students to start the University studies and complete the admission procedures.

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals organized, on Sunday morning 17 Dhu al-Hijjah 1440 H, a greeting ceremony for the University community members.

The world is now diversifying its energy sources to meet the growing global fuel demand. Finding clean and sustainable sources of energy to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment is one of the most important challenges that require further research work to develop promising technologies to solve this dilemma and open up new investment areas, and Saudi Arabia has natural potential to take advantage of the enormous opportunities in the renewable energy sector.

Lots of academic & social events and activities in a very busy summer this year's at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. A number of 6180 students studying summer semester and 160 students participate in the Enrichment Summer program for the intermediate and secondary gifted students offered by the Deanship of Educational Services in the summer program.

The 18th Summer Scientific Forum for the talented students at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) concluded its activities on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The Program lasted for three weeks with the participation of 160 talented students from around the Kingdom.



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King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) rose to the fourth place worldwide in 2018 according to the annual ranking of the American National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners for universities in terms of the number of patents registered in the United States. This is the second appearance of KFUPM within the list of the top ten universities in the world. KFUPM achieved the sixth place in 2017.

Under the patronage of His Excellency, Dr. Sahel N. Abduljauwad, KFUPM Rector, the winning research proposals for the academic year 2018/2019 were announced, in a ceremony organized by the Deanship of Research, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at KFUPM Conference Center. The ceremony was attended by the Vice Rector for Applied Studies and Research, Dr. Nasser bin Mohammed Al-Aqeeli, deans of colleges, supporting deanships, directors of RI centers, heads of academic departments and a large number of faculty members and researchers.

The KFUPM Business School (KBS) at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals was pleased to kick off its nation-wide first year FinTech Hackathon for all those interested at FinTech topics from April 4 to 6, 2019.

KFUPM has developed a new chemical product that allows oil companies to process different residues produced during oil and gas drilling and production operations. This product is unique in its operation and provides a solution that significantly improves the environmental health and safety. KFUPM has licensed the technology to SAS Environmental Services company that is renowned for oilfield waste processing products. The company is working to integrate its precision technologies with University technology to provide greater benefits to the sector and set new standards for industrial performance.

KFUPM researchers have invented a chemical, called H2S scavenger, to reduce the effect of Hydrogen sulfide gases normally produced during oil and gas operations.

On February 2, 2019, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) organized the 11th Volunteer Festival, the largest voluntary activity in the Eastern Province. It assists KFUPM’s mission, which aims to serve the community through various voluntary programs attended by students and the KFUPM community. The activity targeted many health & environmental sectors, homes for the elderly, correctional centers and traffic safety.



King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) rose to the fourth place worldwide in 2018 according to the annual ranking of the American National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners for universities in terms of the number of patents registered in the United States. This is the second appearance of KFUPM within the list of the top ten universities in the world. KFUPM achieved the sixth place in 2017.

KFUPM has developed a new chemical product that allows oil companies to process different residues produced during oil and gas drilling and production operations. This product is unique in its operation and provides a solution that significantly improves the environmental health and safety. KFUPM has licensed the technology to SAS Environmental Services company that is renowned for oilfield waste processing products. The company is working to integrate its precision technologies with University technology to provide greater benefits to the sector and set new standards for industrial performance.

Hydrogen (H2) is required for several petrochemical processes, and the worth of world H2 market is expected to exceed $180 billion by 2024. In 2015, the H2 market share of Saudi Arabia was > $3 billion, which is likely to grow another ~ 5% by 2024. Currently, most of the H2 is produced from methane present in the natural gas – the process is called ‘steam–methane reforming’

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, KFUPM signed five agreements for marketing a number of its research products and patents with four international and local companies. The event marks a milestone in the history of the University and signifies the beginning of the second stage of the University’s innovation strategy that represents commercialization and marketing of the technologies produced by the University by transforming them into economic outputs and technical products.

The Center of Research Excellence in Nanotechnology (CENT) at KFUPM organized, at the beginning of this semester, its Students Mentorship Program (SMP). The general objective of this 12 week program is to prepare undergraduate students, preferably in their orientation to sophomore years, to appreciate the concepts, tools, and activities common to research conducted at CENT.

Synthesis of advanced high-purity materials is imperative for the industrial growth and development as such materials can be utilized in electro-optical nano-devices, photovoltaic cells, energy-storage devices and catalysts for green fuel synthesis. All these initiatives have a strong impact on the socio-economic growth of the country, especially for the Vision 2030.



King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) has been able to enter the top ten universities in the world in the number of patents granted by the US Patent Office. KFUPM attained the seventh place worldwide after filing 183 patents in 2017, surpassing a number of prestigious universities such as Harvard College and California Institute of Technology.

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) has announced job opportunities for female PhD holders as a part of its faculty needs of both genders. All academic ranks for a large number of scientific disciplines are needed, such as professors, associate professors and assistant professors.

Since its inception, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) had graduated a number of pioneering leaders who have had a significant impact on national development with high levels of quality and excellence. Moreover, the University made great contributions to national research, studies and community service. The University achievements are a result of the great support it received from our wise government, in addition to a number of factors adopted by the university.

KFUPM Mall has become a center of attraction for all students where many of them enjoy their leisure time after their classes. This has become so popular that it remains jam-packed with students during the weekends because of the wide range of facilities from Bowling Alley to Barber shop all under one roof. There is a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, supermarket and other entertainment facilities all combined in one modern state of the art building.

Many countries have targeted to shift their transportation mode to electric vehicle in order to meet Paris Agreement, to maintain the rise of global temperature lower than 2 oC. Consequently, the demand of crude oil for transportation will be reduced. Chemicals, according to IEA (the International Energy Agency), will consume more than a third of the growth in world oil demand in the coming 10 years.

The KFUPM Council held its sixth session for the academic year 1438/1439 H on the 7th of Ramadan 1439 H corresponding to 22 / 5 / 2018, at the university campus in Dhahran under the chairmanship of His Excellency Dr. Khalid S. Al Sultan. Attendees included Dr. Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Saleh, Secretary-General of the Interim Committee of the Higher Education Council, and Vice Rectors and Deans of Colleges, and the supporting deanships.