Top 20 Saudi Arabia Institutions

Saudi Arabia’s leading institutions for high-quality science, ordered by weighted fractional count (WFC) for 2016. Also shown are WFC from 2012, the change in WFC between 2012 and 2016 and the article count (AC) for 2016. Subject area tables draw from institutions of the wider Middle East region. Articles are from the 68 journals that comprise the Nature Index.

Rank
2016
Institution WFC
2012
WFC
2016
Change in WFC
2012-2016*
1 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 40.51 71.88
2 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 5.24 10.90
3 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 1.63 3.89
4 King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC), Saudi Arabia 0.62 2.19
5 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia 0.63 1.76
6 King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia 1.29 1.46
7 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia 0.42 0.66
8 King Faisal University (KFU), Saudi Arabia 0.33 0.53
9 Majmaah University (MU), Saudi Arabia 0.00 0.50
10 Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia 0.00 0.48
11 King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC), Saudi Arabia 0.06 0.37
12 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health & Science (KSAU-HS), Saudi Arabia 0.04 0.36
13 Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.05 0.34
14 Qassim University (QU), Saudi Arabia 0.00 0.33
14 Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU), Saudi Arabia 0.00 0.33
15 Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia 0.00 0.29
16 Imam Abdulrahman Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.00 0.29
17 University of Tabuk (UT), Saudi Arabia 0.21 0.20
18 Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia 0.20 0.17
19 Taibah University, Saudi Arabia 0.00 0.15
20 King Fahd Medical City (KFMC), Saudi Arabia 0.00 0.12

* Percentage change is only shown for institutions with a 2016 WFC of more than 1.