Office of Vice-President for Research & Innovation

Research and Innovation Strategy

Research and innovation enriches and improves our lives and increases prosperity by creating knowledge that enables us to understand ourselves and the world around us. This also empowers us to focus on the many challenges we face as individuals and as communities, nationally and globally. We will work with partners to shape a dynamic, diverse and inclusive system of research and innovation in Saudi Arabia that is an integral part of society, giving everyone the opportunity to participate and to benefit.


Research Themes

As a community of scholars at KFUPM, we bring our expertise to bear on the key questions in our age in the disciplines of Engineering, Sciences, and Economics.  We have identified five strategic research themes and related thematic priority areas to achieve this effectively and economically. The thematic priorities are built on a legacy of research, but KFUPM researchers are still investigating novel concepts, inquiring, and creating and disseminating new knowledge in order to benefit Saudi Arabia and the rest of the world.

Industrial & Manufacturing

Business, Finance & Economics

Digitization & Technology

Biotech, Bionics & Health-Tech

Energy, Utilities & Sustainability

Research Expertise

The scholars of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals are pioneers in their fields of specialization. From challenging sciences such as chemistry, biology, and physics to engineering and beyond, KFUPM is the career home of some of Saudi Arabia’s leading experts in a variety of fields. These scholars are dedicated to conducting cutting edge research that will help bring about a brighter future for Saudi Arabia and around the world.