University Research

UPM capabilities in research stems from its distinguished faculty and research-related infrastructure. PhD holders representing different scientific specializations mainly related to engineering, business and tourism, and computer & cyber sciences represent the driving force behind research activities. Research support in the form of organized workshops, mentoring students for research in graduation projects, and support in writing proposals is provided by the Department of Scientific Research and Graduate Studies (DSRGS). Currently, UPM offers only undergraduate studies. However, several postgraduate programs are under evaluation and study. UPM keeps track of research production through departments within different colleges under direct supervision of the DSRGS. Current state of research at UPM is viewed in terms of faculty involved in research, labs and facilities, national and international collaboration, and involvement of students in research. This is evaluated by the end of each academic year based on several qualitative measures including:


  • Publication quality and quantity from each college and program.
  • Citations rate in refereed journals from each college and program.
  • Number of research award nominations.
  • Total internal and external research funds.
  • Number of interdisciplinary research grant applications.
  • Number of new agreements with industry and academic institutions.
  • Number of workshops and seminars aiming to improve faculty research skills.



The above measures provide a sense of direction where to focus research & innovation activities and associated funding in corrective action plans to establish internal consistency across all researchers within UPM in contributing to the same research & innovation goals.





Commitment to nurturing and inspiring the advancement of scientific research and innovation that contributes to community and national needs driven by high-caliber faculty, establishing research collaborations and through investment in new postgraduate and research programs






Research and Innovation Plan

UPM aspires to achieve the excellence in research and scientific outcomes through innovation and commercialization to address the economic and industrial sectors targeting the societal issues and community challenges.

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Department of Scientific Research and Graduate Studies


E-Health Research Group Focuses Cutting Edge E-Health Research

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Multimedia Big data

Geo-Tagged Multimedia Data Collection, Storage, Analysis and Visualization is the focus of this research group.

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Cyber Security

Cyber Security and Digital Forensics Research Group is the first of its kind in KSA to handle Digital Crimes.

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Smart City

UPM aims to transform Madinah as Smart City by Connecting IoT, Social Media and Human Intelligence.

We encourage our undergraduate students to conduct research projects under their teachers’ supervision and support for innovation and excellence.



Undergraduate Research Projects

University of Prince Mugrin’s administration is responsible for supporting and funding the teaching staff research endeavors into innovation and excellence.

Research Administration

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Find Research Projects

Search UPM Faculty profiles and find researchers with whom you would like to collaborate