King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) is a leading educational organization for science and technology. Since that time, the University enrollment has grown to more than 10000 students.
"This institute was a dream to us a few years ago, for we used to look around us and find ourselves frozen in our position and bewildered, neither able to emulate nor to compete with other nations in their progress and their movement forward. Allah, however, has eased the path and erased the obstacles which blocked our way. It is not of importance that we build institutes and celebrate their inauguration. The important thing is that we exert all our efforts to benefit from such institutes, to realize what our nation expects from us...."
H.M. the late King Faisal
8 Shawwal 1384 (9 February 1965)