In A Report of “Nature” Science Magazine KFSH Leads Saudi Research Institutions in Local and Regional Cooperation




A survey report recently published by Nature Magazine stated that King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre leads Saudi research institutions in research results based on local and regional participation during the past four years (2012-2015). 

 The report indicated that the year 2015 witnessed the cooperation of researchers from King Faisal Specialist Hospital and research Centre with 18 local and regional research institutions. The report also highlighted that the Hospital has the highest average of local and regional cooperation, as it was the most reliant on its resources compared to international cooperation among Saudi scientific institutions.    

 His Excellency Dr. Qasim Al-Qasabi, Chief Executive Officer of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre emphasized on the high scientific standard and huge potentials of the Hospital’s scientists. He pointed at the benefits of cooperation with local and regional institutions that aim at developing research in the region and building strong scientific partnerships, which will help drive this vital sector forward.

 He added that the Research Centre at King Faisal Specialist Hospital published approximately 400 researches in well-known scientific magazines in 2015. He pointed out at the research results with respect to the number of quotes that tally up to 17 quotes for each research, exceeding the international average of 12 quotes for each research and the Saudi average being of 6 quotes for each research.    

 The Executive Director of the Research Center at King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Dr. Sultan Al-Sedairy explained that the reason behind the progress of the KFSH’s Research Centre is a result of extensive experience of the researchers at the Hospital, in addition to the provision of an advanced technological research infrastructure that helped KFSH excel in many research fields including genetics, cancer biology, immunity, organ transplantation and basic researches.