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Vision:

To implement an internationally established system of Saudi Research Programs that are able to conduct high-yielding scientific research in the fields of humanities, strategic science and technology in line with the kingdom’s vision of a knowledge-based economy.

Message:

Advancing knowledge through scientific research and applying it to the improvement of Saudi communities by creating and sustaining a generation of competent and distinguished scientists and educators.

Objectives:

- Elevate the international status of the university through scientific achievements in research, technology and education

- Spread the culture of creativity, originality and ingenuity in various fields of humanities, science and technology to the benefit of Saudi society

- Create centers of knowledge and develop them into centers of excellence in their respective fields.

- Initiate innovative research in the fields of water desalination, nanotechnology and chronic diseases which are of national importance

- Knowledge dissemination in areas of Islamic and Arabic studies.

- Optimal utilization of existing human and capital resources of King Saud University as well as attract and retain distinguished scientists to benefit from their expertise using university resources

- Encourage research excellence among KSU scientists by providing them with advanced training and exposure to foreign centers of excellence

- Improve KSU scientific productivity in quality and quantity

- Establish and improve inter-university collaboration for knowledge, technology and skills exchange

- Enable the application of scientific and technological discoveries and increase global competitiveness