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

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 had a great contribution to the national research, studies and community service. The University achievements are a result of the great support it received from our wise government and a number of factors adopted by the university also helped.

A delegation of Electrical Engineering academics visited GCC Lab Company in Dammam where they had an introduction about its latest developments, in addition to the company technical and research capabilities that was developed in a short time to localize electrical energy tests and researches, renewable energy, technical consultancy, training, calibration and inspection through global partnerships which allow the company to be at the forefront of these critical and important fields.

The Department of Physical Education recently celebrated the conclusion of its extracurricular activities for the semester (71/172) in the presence of a large number of KFUPM students at the gymnasium (Building No. 11). The event added a great deal of enthusiasm and competition to sports activities especially to basketball.

On Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, H.E. Dr. Khalid S. Al-Sultan, KFUPM Rector, inaugurated the 3rd Senior Design Expo. Graduation projects were presented on the campus in Building 54. The competition included 134 projects from 500 students.

The students of ARC 103 and ARC 114 from the Department of Architecture, KFUPM exhibited a selection of their work from Term 172 at the five-day ‘Architecture Exhibition – 2018’. The event was held from 26 April to 01 May, 2018 at the Student Mall, KFUPM, to increase awareness of the study of architecture at KFUPM. This was the second such exhibition, following a similar one last year held towards the end of Term172.



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On Sunday, 28th January 2018, His Excellency Dr. Khalid S. Al-Sultan, Rector of the University, received the U.S. Consul General Rachna S. Korhonen.

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.

On Thursday, 4th January 2018, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) and Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) signed the agreement "KFUPM-SABIC Entrepreneurship Program for Manufacturing and Industrial Projects”.

H.E. Dr. Khaled Al-Sultan, Rector of King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, pointed out that the General Budget of the Kingdom for the New Financial Year 2018 is an affirmation of the Government's interest in continuing the process of development and the pursuit of the objectives of the Kingdom's Vision 2030 through the growing of the national economy and by focusing on diversifying the economic base and sources of income.

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), which owns 100% of the Dhahran Techno Valley Company and the Advanced Electronics Company, has signed a memorandum of cooperation in R&D, whereby the Advanced Electronics Company will become the technical partner of the University to localize a number of technologies in the fields of security systems and advanced research; development and exportation abroad.

As part of the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) Bridges initiative for cross-cultural collaboration Ithra welcomed a number of artists from the United States of America (USA) to Saudi Arabia to work with local artists and students. David Scanavino is the 4th artist to participate in this program.



The Information and Communications Technology Centre (ICTC) organized the ‘ICTC Projects of 2017’ event on 5th February 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm in the Auditorium of Building No. 20 to celebrate the successful completion of its 2017 projects. The aim of the event was to share the lessons learned by the Project Managers to enhance the success of future projects and avoid making the same mistakes in future, and to acknowledge the efforts of the ICTC Project Managers and Team Members who contributed to the success of the projects.

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.

On Thursday, 4th January 2018, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) and Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) signed the agreement "KFUPM-SABIC Entrepreneurship Program for Manufacturing and Industrial Projects”.

Development of technology for managing CO2 emissions from stationary and mobile sources Development of carbon-free burners using ceramic membranes A new technology to get rid of carbon dioxide emission using chemical loop combustion (CLC) Trying to understand the impact of pulling loads of oil from the ground on geological strata and reservoir rocks Monitoring CO2 leakage from geological deposits by surface geophysical methods



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.

His Royal Highness Prince Ahmed bin Fahd bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the Deputy Prince of the Eastern Province, expressed his pride in what he saw at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. "We are proud to have this level of a national university in the Eastern Province and in the Kingdom," he said.

On Tuesday 14th November 2017 and under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province, Al Fozan Academy for the development of nonprofit organization leaders celebrates the inauguration of its headquarter at KFUPM.

On Sunday, 24th December 2017, His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of the Eastern Province, chairs the meeting the BOD of KFUPM Research & Academic Programs Support Fund "KFUPM ENDOWMENT" at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

On Thursday 26th April 2018, and during the 48th graduation ceremony, His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province, congratulated the graduates of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and their families and wished them success in their professional life. The ceremony, which was held in the stadium, included the university graduates in the first semester, the expected graduates in the second semester, and the summer semester. The were a total number of 1404 graduates, including 1051 with a Bachelor’s degree, 293 with Master’s degree and 60 graduates with a PhD degree.

On Sunday 19th November 2017, HE the Minister of Finance, Mr. Mohammed Al-Jadaan, opened the second scientific research conference for Islamic banking and finance, organized by KFUPM and with the participation of a number of Islamic finance researchers from international universities, to raise the level of research through theoretical and applied studies on the economics of Islamic finance.