LONDON Oct. 28, 2020 / PRNewswire / – QS Quacquarelli Symonds, compilers of the world's most consulted university rankings, published their annual list of the best higher education institutions in the Arab Region. The regional leader remains King Abdul Aziz University of Saudi Arabia, which retains the number one spot for the second year in a row. The top ten contains institutions from six different nations, emphasizing the breadth of quality and intensity of competition in the regional higher education ecosystem.
2021 QS World University Rankings: Arab Region features 160 universities – 25 percent expansion from previous edition and is the largest QS benchmarking of the region's higher education system.
QS World University Rankings: Arab Region 2021 – Top 10
Name of the institution  ]
REY ABDUL AZIZ UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSIDAD AMERICANA DE BEIRUT
UNIVERSITY OF QATAR
UNIVERSITY OF THE EMIRATES
UNIVERSIDAD AMERICANA DE SHARJAH
SULTAN QABOOS UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF KHALIFA
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UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN
- For the fourth consecutive year, a university in Saudi Arabia occupies the number one regional position;
- Lebanon's leading university is American University of Beirut which ranks 2nd na ;
- Qatar University amounts to 3 rd in the Arab Region. This is its highest position in this ranking:
- Three universities from the United Arab Emirates achieve the top ten positions. United Arab Emirates University (5 th ) is the national leader; they also reach the top ten American University from Sharjah (7 th ) and Khalifa University (9 th going up three places);
- Khalifa University's 9th or rank is the highest it has reached in the history of rankings,
- The 160 Featured Colleges can be found in 15 locations. The most represented location is Saudi Arabia (29 universities ranked). It is followed by Egypt (25), Jordan (21), the United Arab Emirates and Iraq (15), and Lebanon (12).
Ben Sowter QS Research Director, said: "The Arab region is home to a large number of young universities, with 80% of the universities in this year's ranking under 50 years. Most of the universities Highlights now offer programs in all areas of the faculty and more than half now have an embedded medical school. Therefore, the institutions featured in this ranking, despite their young age, strive to ensure that their offer is comprehensive and that they are offering comprehensive services. study plans ".
SOURCE QS Quacquarelli Symonds