16 May 2017
Times Higher Education (THE) has issued a “snapshot” ranking of 28 Arab universities. This is extracted from the 2016-2017 World University Rankings and all universities are located in countries that are members of the Arab League. The methodology is identical to that of the world rankings of last year. There are five indicators or groups of indicators: Teaching (30%), Research (30%), Research Impact measured by field-normalised citations (30%), International Orientation (7.5%) and Income from Industry (2.5%).
Altogether there are eight Egyptian universities in these rankings while Saudi Arabia contributes four, Jordan, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates three each, Tunisia two and Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Oman and Algeria one each. The top three places, however, are held by Saudi universities. King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah in first place was helped by an extremely high score for research impact.
The top ten universities are:
- King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
- King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
- King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
- Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, United Arab Emirates
- Qatar University
- United Arab Emirates University
- American University of Beirut, Lebanon
- Jordan University of Science and Technology
- Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia
- Kuwait University.
Times Higher Education