Leading the region

Saudi Arabia has enjoyed the largest growth in the region with respect to high-quality research, as tracked by this year's Nature Index.

For more details, read the complete 2016 Nature Index for Saudi Arabia.

The Index is a database of author affiliations and institutional relationships compiled by Nature Publishing Group in collaboration with Digital Science. It tracks contributions to articles published in a group of highly selective science journals chosen by an independent group of active researchers.

Although a majority of KAUST publications focus on engineering and technology and are not tracked by the index, the performance of KAUST in the Nature Index places it in the leading position as No. 1 in Saudi Arabia, with the University representing about 75 percent of the science output of the country.

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