When you select graduate studies at Alfaisal University, you will be in one of the world’s top 200 young institutions under 50 years old as recognized by Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017. You will belong to:

  • A community of scholars enrolled in over 7 graduate programs
  • A distinct collection of students whose aptitude, intelligence, and inquisitiveness make them self-assured to become tomorrow’s leaders
  • A group of alumni that are unified by their quest for excellence
Most significantly, you become a member of a top ranked university located in the heart of Riyadh, connected not only to regional research institutions with their wealth of opportunities but also to an international network of scholars that are known for their eminence.

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Key Performance Indicators

Alfaisal University One of World's
top 200 Institutions under 50
Years Old & Ranked Number 18 among

Source: Times Higher Education Young University Ranking 2017
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Externally funded projects have been awarded to faculty from Saudi Aramco, BOEING, ABB, ARABIO, ALANOUD, SAGIA, SHELL, ALJOMEH, MOE, NG, IZON, & QNRF. This is a promising development in that it shows that faculty members are going after a wide range of funding sources. Prominence in research is vital to realizing the University's aims of becoming a principal educational institution and a role model in the region. It is also a critical component to the University's mission of conducting world class research that benefits the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the region and the world. Partnerships between Alfaisal University and external stakeholders is central to conducting research which can be applied to benefit and advance society. Key stakeholders for Alfaisal include for example KACST, KFSHRC and Boeing.

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The Annual Student Poster Competition which has been running since 2009 strengthens the vision that research is indeed one of the missions of Alfaisal University. Students may submit a poster in one of four categories:

  • Business & Management
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Medicine & Health Science
  • Science & Humanities

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions the following changes have been made for the 2021 Student Poster Competition:

  • Competition will be held in a hybrid format with social distancing and no visitors allowed.
  • Students will be given a choice to present in person or virtually.
  • Judging to be done in person (one student per poster) or virtually at student’s discretion on Thursday 4 March 2021
  • All posters must be physically posted in the Venue (i.e. 1st floor hallways) by Sunday 28 February 2021.
  • There will be no Research Awards Ceremony this year.

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Boeing Solar Car Project

This is a Boeing funded undergraduate research and design project that commenced in the 2015-2016 academic year. The aim of this project is to design an efficient and reliable solar powered vehicle capable of competing in international competitions.

This is a state of the art challenge involving a multidisciplinary team of electrical, mechanical, software and industrial engineering students. Currently in its third year the project continues to develop the skills of the students in research, simulation, experimental design and prototyping, teamwork, and logistics amongst other HQP skills, and it helps them improve their understanding and grades in their courses.

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Alfaisal Institutional Review Board (IRB)

In compliance with the Saudi Law of Ethics of Research on Living Creatures, Alfaisal University has established and registered a local ethics committee,

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Alfaisal Centre for Research & Consultancy Studies

The Alfaisal Centre for Research and Consultancy Studies which is under the ORG acts as an umbrella organization for channelling research, educational training and contract projects as well as consulting studies between external organizations, both public and private, and Alfaisal faculty members.

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Faculty Awards for Research Excellence

Faculty Awards for Research Excellence are made to recognize, encourage, and reward those individuals whose research or creative endeavors have been particularly successful and are so recognized locally, regionally, and nationally.

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Faculty Promotion Regulations & Guidelines

Academic faculty members at Alfaisal University are normally appointed to a faculty rank in the Regular Professor series: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor.

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