KFUPM has very strong collaborative partnership on conducting innovative research with the following international institutions. The
collaboration with each of the following institutes is very focused on a specific research area of strategic importance to KFUPM and the
economy of Saudi Arabia at large.


 Collaboration Research Area

MIT Clean Water and Clean Energy
Stanford Oil, Gas and Geosciences
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Refining and Petrochemicals
Technical University of Munich Refining and Petrochemicals
Cambridge University Oil, Gas and Geosciences
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) Geo-signal Processing
KAUST Many research disciplines in Engineering and Sciences
Saudi Aramco (the largest oil company worldwide) Many research disciplines
SABIC (a leading company in Petrochemical worldwide)        Refining, Petrochemical and Polymers research
And many other world-class universities and industries on different research fields.