King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM or UPM) , J?mi?at al-Malik Fahd li-l-Bitr?l wa-l-Ma??din – is a public university in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Among Saudi universities, its science, engineering, and business/management programs are the most highly regarded in the country as well as in the whole region
The university has ranked fourth among top 100 worldwide universities granted US Utility Patents in 2018. The report of this rank was published by the American National Academy of Inventors (NAI).The US-based Stanford University has recently released a list that represents the top 2 percent of the most-cited scientists in various disciplines. The exhaustive list has 1,59,683 researchers, of which more than 60 researchers are professors currently employed at KFUPM.