On Monday, 5th February 2018, His Excellency Dr. Khalid Al Sultan, KFUPM Rector, received a delegation from the University of Leeds of the United Kingdom headed by Professor Yu Pro-Vice-Chancellor: International, accompanied by a number of faculty members and the British Embassy representative.

The University's pavilion witnessed a large number of visitors in the National Festival of Heritage and Culture "Janadriyah 32” which began 7th February 2018. Janadriyah festival is a national occasion that blends our glorious history with the production of our present-day in its activities, emphasize our Arab Islamic identity and consolidate our national heritage in all its aspects. It, also, aims to create a formula for cohesion between the popular heritage and the Kingdom cultural achievements, and to remove the imaginary barriers between artistic creativity and the popular heritage.

On Wednesday 17th January 2018, and under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Governor of the Eastern Province, Mr. Sulaiman Abdulrahman Al Thunayan, Governor of Al Khobar, inaugurated the new Emerson Center for Technology and Innovation at KFUPM Dhahran Techno Valley (DTV). The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Amin Al Nasser, CEO of Saudi Aramco, Dr. Sahel N. Abduljauwad, KFUPM Vice-Rector for Graduate Studies and Research; Mr. David Farr, Chairman and CEO of Emerson Electric Company and Mr. Michael Train, Executive President, Emerson Automation Solutions.

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 Excellency Dr. Khalid bin Saleh Al-Sultan, Rector of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals pointed out that the royal orders confirm that the citizens’ life and their prosperity are at the forefront of our wise leadership priorities and that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, may God preserve them, shows a lot of concerns for their people.

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”.



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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.

His Excellency Dr. Khalid S. Al Sultan, Rector of King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, received a delegation from King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue in the Eastern Province when they recently visited KFUPM to enhance cooperation with the center and to recognize the role of the university in the fields of education, scientific research and community service.



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 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.

"BIBAN" is the Small and Medium Enterprises Authority Forum organized in Riyadh from 17 to 20 September 2017 to provide knowledge and support to entrepreneurship sector. In this Forum, the Authority awarded King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) the best university supporting entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises in the Kingdom.