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QU ranked 7th in the QS Arab Region University Rankings 2018 | Qatar University

QU ranked 7th in the QS Arab Region University Rankings 2018

2017-10-19

Improved by two places on its 2017 performance

QU achieved seventh place in the QS Arab Region University Rankings 2018, among the 100 top universities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Asia regions, improving by two places on its 2017 performance and by four places on its 2016 performance.

For the 2018 edition, 150 universities from 16 countries were evaluated. The QS University Rankings for the Arab region differ from the global ranking. They are developed with the aim to reflect specific challenges and priorities for institutions in the region. They include nine criteria: academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (20%), faculty-student ratio (20%), web impact (10%), proportion of staff with PhD (5%), citations per paper from Scopus (5%), papers per faculty from Scopus (5%), proportion of international faculty (2.5%) and proportion of international students (2.5%).

Commenting on this achievement, QU President Dr Hassan Al Derham said: “We are proud of this achievement that reflects QU’s progress in rankings. For the third consecutive year, the organization continues to advance in its positioning among the top universities. By achieving seventh place in the QS Arab Region University Rankings 2018, QU improved by four places on its 2016 performance.”

He added: “I would like to congratulate QU members on this achievement which underlines the university’s commitment to high quality and excellence in all areas. As Qatar’s national university, Qatar University continues in its efforts to meet the requirements of the country’s fast-growing economy by offering various specializations and academic programs, and by equipping the labor market with distinguished graduates who will contribute to fulfilling the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.”

QU Chief Strategy and Development Officer Dr Darwish Al-Emadi said: “Being selected among the top universities in the Middle East, Asia and MENA regions is an important milestone to QU at a time when the institution is becoming a leader in academic and research excellence in the region. It also underlines QU’s vision to be regionally recognized for distinctive excellence in education and research, an institution of choice for students and scholars and a catalyst for the sustainable socio-economic development of Qatar. In this context, QU plays a key role in fulfilling the State of Qatar’s aspirations towards a knowledge-based economy, and in providing the local and international labor market with distinguished graduates who will contribute to the country’s growth.”