King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is one of 5 universities included in U-Multirank for Saudi Arabia. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is a small university located in Thuwal. It was founded in 2007. With regard to the scope of its subjects and degree programmes offered, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is a broad institution. As made clear by its sunburst chart – a snapshot illustration of the university’s performance profile across the five U-Multirank dimensions – the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is strongest in Knowledge Transfer. Its overall profile shows top performance across various indicators, with 8 ‘A’ (very good) scores overall. For a comprehensive overview of this university’s performance, see its complete performance scores in the tables below.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

23955-6900 Thuwal
Saudi Arabia

https://www.kaust.edu.sa/en

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Compare King Abdullah University of Science and Technology to other universities

U-Multirank's unique 'Sunburst chart' gives an illustration of a university's performance profile across the five U-Multirank dimensions. These are indicated in different colours. For instance, the teaching and learning dimension is symbolised by the colour green. Each 'sunray' represents one of the thirty plus U-Multirank indicators. The longer the ray, the better the performance of an institution on the selected indicator: a full-length ray stands for 'top group' performance, whereas a short ray means 'weak' performance. A missing sunray indicates that the specific data indicator is not available. An institution's performance in an indicator can be identified by moving the cursor over the rays. A key guard for the sunburst chart is provided here .

Explanation for sunburst
Teaching & Learning
Score
Grade
Other universities

Bachelor graduation rate

0

100

Masters graduation rate

0

100

Graduating on time (bachelors)

0

100

Graduating on time (masters)

0

100

Relative BA graduate unemployment

Relative MA graduate unemployment

Relative graduate unemployment long first degree

Graduating on time (long first degree)

0

100

Graduation rate long first degree

0

100

Research
Score
Grade
Other universities

Citation rate

1.57

A

0.08

2.53

Research publications (absolute numbers)

6,288

B

1

67,252

Research publications (size-normalised)

3.777

A

0

13.53

External research income

0

282.88

Art related output

0

1.99

Top cited publications

18

%
A

0

34.2

Interdisciplinary publications

10.5

B

0

24.6

Post-doc positions

0

100

Strategic research partnerships

Professional publications

0

4,589.01

Open Access Publications

14

B

Knowledge Transfer
Score
Grade
Other universities

Co-publications with industrial partners

6.5

%
A

0

29.9

Income from private sources

0

236.5

Patents awarded (absolute numbers)

135

A

0

2,416

Patents awarded (size-normalised)

81.081

A

0

483.1

Industry co-patents

5.185

%
D

0

100

Spin-offs

0

222.2

Publications cited in patents

2.2

%
A

0

5.2

Income from continuous professional development

0

100

Graduate companies

0

81.5

International Orientation
Score
Grade
Other universities

Foreign language bachelor programmes

0

100

Foreign language master programmes

0

100

Foreign language long first degree programmes

Student mobility

0

1

International academic staff

0

100

International joint publications

77.2

%
A

8.3

91.4

International doctorate degrees

0

100

Regional Engagement
Score
Grade
Other universities

Bachelor graduates working in the region

0

100

Master graduates working in the region

0

100

Student internships in the region

0

100

Regional joint publications

0.7

%
D

0

84.5

Income from regional sources

0

100

Regional Publications with Industrial Partners

16.6

C

General
Score
Grade
Other universities

Female academic staff

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