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Top institutions

Saudi Arabia’s leading institutions for high-quality science, ordered by weighted fractional count (WFC) for 2015. Also shown are the total number of articles, and the change in WFC from 2014.

2015 Institution WFC 2014 WFC 2015
1 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 49.11 72.06
2 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 16.95 14.43
3 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 2.75 5.70
4 King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia 1.76 1.71
5 King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC), Saudi Arabia 3.39 1.64
6 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia 1.21 1.21
7 Taibah University, Saudi Arabia 0.49
8 Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.52 0.43
9 University of Hail, Saudi Arabia 0.33
10 Albaha University, Saudi Arabia 0.20
11 University of Tabuk (UT), Saudi Arabia 0.12 0.16
12 Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Saudi Arabia 0.23 0.14
13 King Saud Medical City (KSMC), Saudi Arabia 0.13
14 Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia 0.13
15 King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH), Saudi Arabia 0.14 0.09
16 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia 0.14 0.07
17 University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia 0.15 0.06
18 Qassim University (QU), Saudi Arabia 0.05
19 King Fahd Medical City (KFMC), Saudi Arabia 0.34 0.05
20 Jazan University, Saudi Arabia 0.02
21 Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), Saudi Arabia 0.03 0.02
22 King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC), Saudi Arabia 0.05 0.00

Weighted fractional count (WFC) for each institution is shown to two decimal places only. When two or more institutions have the same WFC, their positions are determined by the thousandth place (or beyond).

These results are based on the most recent data available. Owing to continual refinements of the data, the figures in the database are liable to change and might differ to those printed in the supplements.