Saudi Arabia’s KFUPM ranks 5th in world for patents

KFUPM ranked 55th in 2011, 13th in 2015 and seventh in 2016
Updated 17 January 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s KFUPM ranks 5th in world for patents

  • KFUPM registered 237 patents with the US Patent Office in 2018

JEDDAH: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) ranked fifth among universities worldwide in 2018 in terms of the number of patents registered, according to IFI CLAIMS, which provides international industries with annual reports on patents.

KFUPM registered 237 patents with the US Patent Office in 2018. The university outpaced renowned universities such as the University of Texas, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Harvard and Johns Hopkins University.

The total number of patents registered by KFUPM in the US Patent Office rose to 1,040 by the end of 2018.

KFUPM ranked 55th in 2011, 13th in 2015 and seventh in 2016. The vice rector for applied studies and research, Dr. Nasser bin Mohammed Al-Aqili, said the university’s success is not limited to registering patents.


King Salman sends letter to leaders of Egypt, Jordan

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King Salman sends letter to leaders of Egypt, Jordan

  • Both El-Sisi and King Abdullah II conveyed their greetings to King Salman

RIYADH: King Salman sent a letter to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Jordanian King Abdullah II emphasising the strength of the historic relations between Saudi Arabia and their respective countries.
The king’s letter to El-Sisi stated the Kingdom’s keenness to strengthen strategic cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Egypt on various levels.
The letter to Egypt’s president was delivered as El-Sisi received the Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed Abdul Aziz Kattan and Dr. Issam bin Saeed, a state minister and member of the cabinet.
The letter to Jordan was also delivered by the Saudi minister of state who was received by King Abdullah II.
Both El-Sisi and King Abdullah II conveyed their greetings to King Salman.