The Arab region is developing its education sector rapidly and many students are from around the world. The populace of students is mostly from second and third-world countries. This is due to the comparative affordability of education with an international experience.
In such a scenario, Times Higher Education (THE) has released an Arab University Rankings list for 2023. The list will help students choose the best universities in the region. Giving a platform to universities in the Middle East and North Africa is also an effort to strengthen education in the region.
This also offers a competitive advantage to the universities to strive for better and gain global recognition. For this ranking as well, THE has used the same parameters of rankings as used in other World University Rankings.
THE Arab University Rankings 2023 – Top 10 Arab Universities
This is the third edition of the THE Arab University Rankings that was announced yesterday. Here is the list of top 10 universities.
|#1||King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)||94.7|
|#4||King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals||90.6|
|#4||University of Sharjah||90.6|
|#6||King Khalid University||89.6|
|#7||United Arab Emirates University||89.4|
|#8||Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University||88.9|
|#9||Abu Dhabi University||87.1|
|#10||King Saud University||86.1|
The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia has ranked in the top position for the first time. It has achieved an overall score of 94.7 with parameters specific to the Arab Region.
It has pushed back the King Abdulaziz University to make a stride for this position. The King Abdulaziz University has topped the list for two consecutive years before this before KAUST put it in a tough spot.
KUAST has consistently risen in its rank. In the first edition of THE Arab University Rankings in 2021, the university was at #3. Subsequently, it was #2 in the 2022 rankings and in 2023 it finally achieved the #1 position.
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