Saudi Arabia has quickly risen to become one of the most important players in scientific research in the Middle East, thanks to generous funding from the government and an ambitious plan to shift the country from an oil-based economy to a knowledge economy. Over the past decade, the kingdom has overhauled its research institutes, created top-tier universities and invested in one of the largest overseas education scholarships to meet its target.
Today, the country has managed to attract top expertise from around the world to its institutes, and Saudi researchers are heavily involved in research collaborations with their international peers. Over the past four years, the country has risen in the Nature Index ratings to have the second highest WFC in the Western Asia region.
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Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Saudi Arabia published between 1 June 2016 - 31 May 2017 which are tracked by the Nature Index.
Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.
Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.
Outputs by subject (WFC)
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||11||4.24||4.24|
1 June 2016 - 31 May 2017
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Percentage of collaboration by WFC
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Top 10 collaborators by WFC
- Saudi Arabia
Collaboration is determined by the combined weighted fractional count (WFC) of Saudi Arabia and the collaborating country.
Top 10 institutions from Saudi Arabia
|1.||King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)||170||81.87||81.84|
|2.||King Abdulaziz University (KAU)||133||9.81||7.97|
|3.||King Saud University (KSU)||30||3.70||3.14|
|4.||King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)||22||2.47||2.34|
|5.||King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC)||19||2.03||2.03|
|6.||King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)||8||1.15||1.04|
|8.||Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)||4||0.79||0.79|
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