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 University Council , in its sixth session, which was held on 22 May 2018, decided to allow female students to enroll in a number of graduate programs (Master and Ph.D.) at the beginning of the current academic year 1441 AH (2019-2020).
KFUPM has formed the necessary committees to create an appropriate educational and research environment for female students, faculty, and staff. In addition to prepare an effective management for this new experience at the university. It was able to develop a precise plan to start the study in a typical manner, including the preparation of school buildings, attracting a selection of distinguished female faculty members graduated from prestigious universities, and the development of introductory programs about the university, its systems and features as well as the programs provided by the Deanship of Academic Development on teaching methods, dealing with students and introducing the opportunities for scientific research at the university. Programs include an introductory program for female students about university systems, rights, duties, educational, technical and advisory services provided to them, ways of academic excellence to help their success, interviewing some officials and visiting university facilities.
On this occasion, Dr. Sahel N. Abduljauwad, KFUPM Rector welcomed the new faculty and the students enrolled wishing them a distinguished career and qualitative achievements.
Dr. Abduljauwad said that this opportunity will contribute to the enhancement of the innovation system and the development of technology in the university and the Kingdom. This step will support the university's endeavor to become a research university, and to provide the educational, research institutions and Saudi universities with distinguished female researchers and faculty members. He added.