On 29 November 2022 Saudi Arabian universities have secured five of the top 10 places in the second year of the Times Higher Education’s Arab University Rankings published. King Abdulaziz University is also ranked number one among 168 other institutions for the second year in a row.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) occupies the second spot, followed by Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University (fourth), King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (sixth) and King Saud University (joint seventh).
The average overall score for universities in Saudi Arabia is 59.3. The region excels in International Outlook – which measures the proportion of international students, proportion of international staff, international co-authored and collaboration within the Arab world – with an average score of 75.2. The country also scores highly in terms of citations, with an average of 74.7.
Egypt also does well, with an average overall score only beating Saudi Arabia by 59.6, based on 34 universities. One of the top 10 universities in the country is Jewel City of Science and Technology, which comes at number 10.
Lebanon is also a surprisingly well-performing country; The country has the second highest average score of 69.8 based on countries ranked by five or more universities. While there are only five Lebanese universities in the ranking, their average score for Teaching is particularly high at 82.9. The highest-ranked institution is Beirut Arab University, missing out on the top 10 in 11th place.
With an average overall score of 71.2, the region has the highest in the United Arab Emirates. Its top ranking university is Khalifa University (fifth), followed by the United Arab Emirates University (joint seventh) and the University of Sharjah (ninth).
This year saw a major increase in the number of institutions participating in the ranking: 169, up from 125 last year. The Arab University Ranking is based on the same comprehensive table as the World University Rankings, which measures research-intensive universities across all of their core missions (teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook), but includes some important additions to reflect the characteristics of universities There are adjustments.
Phil Batty, Chief Knowledge Officer at Times Higher Education, said that “the Arab world was a real success story in The World University Rankings published last month, with universities across the region, particularly in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, rising . Global List, primarily driven by an improvement in research activities. But it is important to examine and benchmark universities in the region with greater depth and greater focus, taking into account the more local context and looking beyond just those universities that are making a mark on the world stage.
This is exactly what this second edition of the Arab University Rankings does. We now have 169 universities across the Arab world who have actively chosen to join the ranking – ready to share data to support their strategic benchmarking and join a growing community in the region Committed to deploying to drive data insights forward.
Arab University Ranking 2022 Top 10
|rank 2022||world rankings 2023||Institution||Country|
|1||=101||King Abdulaziz University||Saudi Arab|
|2||NR||King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)||Saudi Arab|
|4||NR||Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University||Saudi Arab|
|5||351–400||Khalifa University||United Arab Emirates|
|6||201–250||King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals||Saudi Arab|
|=7||251–300||King Saud University||Saudi Arab|
|=7||251–300||United Arab Emirates University||United Arab Emirates|
|9||251–300||University of Sharjah||United Arab Emirates|
|10||801–1,000||Zewel City Of Science And Technology||Egypt|
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