Two universities from the UAE have made to the top 10 list of QS University Rankings for the Arab Region this year.
UAE University (88.6 per cent) and the American University of Sharjah (86.1 per cent) placed sixth and seventh respectively for the year 2015, retaining their rankings for the second consecutive year.
The QS University Rankings: Arab Region highlights the leading universities in this part of the world. For the 2015 edition, 259 universities were evaluated, with the top 100 published on Wednesday.
According to the world-wide university rankings, which were released on Wednesday, the best university in the Arab region is King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia which took the first place by scoring 100 per cent.
The American University of Beirut in Lebanon, King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia and the American University of Cairo in Egypt followed respectively.
The methodology for the ranking has been developed with the aim of reflecting specific challenges and priorities for institutions in the region.
The methodology takes nine indicators into consideration drawing on the following nine indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty staff ratio, web impact, and proportion of staff with PhD, citation per paper, papers per faculty, proportion of international faculty and proportion of international students.
In the QS World University Rankings 2014/15, The United Emirates University held the 385th place while the American university of Sharjah held the 390th place, out of the 800 universities ranked around the world.
QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by British Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) company. It is regarded as one of the three most influential and widely observed university measures, together with Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Source: Gulf News