King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

KFUPM in 2016...

Grand Achievements and Memorable Events

2016 was a great year for KFUPM, filled with grand events and distinguished achievements. We share some of past year’s milestones with you, with the hope of growing together over the many splendid years to come.

November
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques inaugurates the second phase of KFUPM campus development projects, at a budget of S.R. 2 Billion
November
HRH Prince Saud bin Nayef honors KFUPM for its distinguished record in Patents and Technology Transfer


January
KFUPM ranks 14th worldwide among Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents
January
KFUPM and Huawei sign MoU for technical cooperation and training of talents
January
China's Sinopec signs an agreement to establish a research center at Dhahran Techno-Valley
February
MBA program at KFUPM ranks 1st in the Middle East and Asia according to 'QS Top MBA'
February
1,200 of KFUPM students participate in the 8th Annual Volunteering Day
February
KFUPM students win the 1st and 2nd places in the National Competition for Computer Programming
March
KFUPM students achieve the 3rd place in the National Competition for Information Security
March
KFUPM organizes the Islamic Finance Conference in Riyadh
March
KFUPM hosts 'Al-Fahd' Exhibit
April
HRH Prince Saud bin Nayef patronizes the 46th graduation ceremony, with 1147 B.Sc degree holders and 414 MS and Ph.D holders
April
HRH Prince Saud bin Nayef inaugurates the 33rd Employment Day
April
KFUPM is ranked 1st according to the QS-Arab Region ranking for the second consecutive year
April
Dr. Mohammad Alshayeb, associate professor of Computer Science Department, receives the Khalifa Award for Education in Abu Dhabi, UAE
April
Two KFUPM Professors won Almari Prize for distinguished scholars
April
Conclusion ceremony of the 50 Challenge - The first of its kind in the Middle East Universities
May
Prof. Samir Mekid, of Mechanical Engineering Dept. at KFUPM wins SABIC's Innovation Award
August
183 Students participate in the Mawhiba Summer Program at KFUPM
September
KFUPM is awarded the Achievement Prize in e-Transactions, with highest assessment among national universities
October
International Advisory Board conducts its 20th meeting and discusses 8 KFUPM's initiatives in contribution to the 2030 Vision
October
KFUPM and KAUST organize the 4th Saudi International Nanotechnology Conference in Dhahran
December
Education Evaluation Commission – Higher Education Sector (EEC-HES), visits KFUPM
December
Number of KFUPM filed patents in 2016 exceed 120
December
KFUPM and the Ministry of Labour & Social Development organize the 6th Non-Profit Organizations' Development Forum in Riyadh
December
KFUPM students win the 2nd prize for Best Design in the International AIChE's annual Chem-E-Car Competition
December
KFUPM team is 1st in the Saudi Universities' Union Tennis the first position in the Sports Federation Competition for Universities in ground Tennis
December
KFUPM students lead national volunteering teams in 14 provinces the International Volunteer Day
December
KFUPM research publications in ISI journals reach 1000 titles in 2016
December
Food Services Dept. at KFUPM awarded the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) Award for the 7th consecutive year
December
The Entrepreneur Institute at KFUPM graduates 35 entrepreneurial teams to compete in the national market