History and Campus

Established in 1963.

Located at the heart of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in the vicinity of major industries and businesses.

Has an integrated campus of academic buildings, research facilities, faculty housing, student dormitories, and other support amenities.

Diverse, vibrant, and multicultural community of faculty, staff, and students, representing 57 nationalities.

Faculty and Students

Around 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Graduated more than 39,000 students since inception.

Students-to-faculty ratio is 12:1.

Ratio of undergraduate students to graduate students is 5:1.

Attracts top faculty, both locally and internationally.

Attracts the top 2% of high school graduates in KSA, and also top international students.

Academics and Research

The academic programs are focused on engineering, basic sciences, computer sciences, and business, and are accredited by international bodies such as ABET, AACSB, as well as the national accrediting body NCAAA.

Introduced unique feature in the academic programs through undergraduate concentrations and professional masters that are designed to be of multidisciplinary nature and focus on the digital future and emerging fields. This includes over 35 new programs in artificial intelligence and machine learning; cybersecurity and blockchain; robotics and autonomous systems; big data analytics; business analytics; quantum computing; advanced materials; polymers; renewables; supply chain; etc.

Ranked 4th worldwide, among universities granted U.S. Patents.

Amongst the top 200 universities worldwide; Ranked 101th by the QS Global Universities Ranking.

Industrial and Academic Partnerships

Owns the Dhahran Techno-Valley, which hosts R&D centers for major multinational corporations such as Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Sinopec, Schneider, Yokogawa, Emerson, Honeywell, and Halliburton.

Engaged in many research collaborations with world-renowned universities such as MIT, Georgia Tech, Caltech, and Stanford.

Has successful partnerships with the industry and businesses such as Saudi Aramco, SABIC, electric and telecom companies, local banks, in addition to the government institutions.