13 UAE institutes in Arab Top 100 varsities

Among the other top 10 are American University of Beirut, King Saudi University, King Abdul Aziz University, American University in Cairo, UAE University, American University in Sharjah. (Shutterstock)

Education is key for a brighter future for the youngsters, and it’s even more vital when it comes to getting education from those institutions which ensure brighter career prospects.

The New 2015 QS University Rankings of top 100 institutions from 15 Arab countries has been released with the contribution of nearly 2,500 employers and 3,700 academics.

The list includes 13 institutions from the UAE. Two have been ranked among top 10; nine in top 50 and four have been rated among 51-100 Arab universities.

Since ratings have been awarded by employers and academics, the young degree holders graduating from these institutes would have a better chance of landing good jobs.

Around 3,720 academics and 2,489 employers have contributed views for the new ranking, which also takes into account staffing levels, the proportion of academics with a PhD, the number of research papers per faculty member and the number of citations per paper, as well as the proportions of international faculty and students, and web impact.

Almost 260 institutions were evaluated during the exercise and 194 had enough data to be ranked. Of these, 100 appear in the published ranking.

The ratings of the university are based on the following weightings: Academic Reputation 30%; Employer Reputation 20%; Faculty Student 20%; International Faculty 2.5%; International Students 2.5%; Staff with PhD 5%; Web Impact 10%; Papers per Faculty 5%; and Citations per Paper 5%.

The United Arab Emirates University and American University of Sharjah have retained their ratings of 6th and 7th consecutively for the second year among the employers and academics.

Others in the top 100 Arab institutes are American University in Dubai (ranked 19), University of Sharjah (21), Zayed University (22), Khalifa University (24), Abu Dhabi University (27), Higher College of Technology (36), University of Dubai (46), Ajman University of Science and Technology (69), Canadian University of Dubai (79), Paris-Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi (80), and American University of Ras Al Khaimah (81).

Globally, three institutions from the UAE – UAE University, American University of Sharjah and Khalifa University – have been rated among the top 500.

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, emerges as the Arab world’s top institution. The American University of Beirut is less than a point behind and is the favourite choice of employers.

Among the other top 10 are American University of Beirut, King Saudi University, King Abdul Aziz University, American University in Cairo, UAE University, American University in Sharjah, University of Jordan, Cairo University and Jordan University of Science and Technology.

QS University Rankings: Arab Region 2015

1.  King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

2.  American University of Beirut (AUB)

3.  King Saud University

4.  King Abdulaziz University (KAU)

5.  The American University in Cairo

6.  United Arab Emirates University

7.  American University of Sharjah

8.  University of Jordan

9.  Cairo University

10.  Jordan University of Science & Technology

11.  Qatar University

12.  Alexandria University

13.  Ain Shams University

14.  Umm Al-Qura University

15.  Lebanese American University

16.  Sultan Qaboos University

17.  King Khalid University

18.  University of Baghdad

19.  American University in Dubai

20.  Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth

21.  University of Sharjah

22.  Zayed University

23.  King Faisal University

24.  Khalifa University

25.  University of Balamand

26.  Al-Imam Mohamed Ibn Saud Islamic University

27.  Abu Dhabi University

28.  Arabian Gulf University

29.  Yarmouk University

30.  Kuwait University

31.  Mansoura University

32.  Beirut Arab University

33.  Notre Dame University

34.  Lebanese University

35.  Alfaisal University

36.  Higher Colleges of Technology

37.  Al Azhar University

38.  University of Babylon

39.  Université de Tunis El Manar

40.  Assiut University

41.  Al-Nahrain University

42.  University of Bahrain

43.  Prince Sultan University

44.  Petra university

45.  University of Khartoum

46.  University of Dubai

47.  Princess Sumaya University for Technology

48.  Zagazig University

49.  The Hashemite University

50.  Université de Sousse

51.  British University in Egypt

52.  German University of Technology in Oman

53.  Tanta University

54.  Al Mustansiriya University

55.  Helwan University

56.  University of Sulaimani

57.  Qassim University

58.  Islamic University of Medinah

59.  Al Akhawayn University Ifrane

60.  Najran University

61.  Dar Al-Hekma College for Women

62.  Gulf University

63.  University of Basrah

64.  Jazan University

65.  Université Mohammed V - Agdal

66.  Université de Tunis

67.  An-Najah University

68.  Birzeit university

69.  Ajman University of Science & Technology

70.  Holy Spirit University of Kaslik

71.  Suez Canal University

72.  Taibah University

73.  Al Quds University The Arab University in Jerusalem

74.  University of Dammam

75.  Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University

76.  University of Kufa

77.  Université de Monastir

78.  University of Duhok

79.  Canadian University of Dubai

80.  Paris-Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi

81.  American University of Ras Al Khaimah

82.  Applied Science University

83.  Benha University

84.  Haigazian University

85.  Hariri Canadian University

86.  Philadelphia University at Jordan

87.  Université Antonine

88.  University of Kerbala

89.  Al-Anbar University

90.  Caledonian College of Engineering

91.  German Jordanian University

92.  Majmaah University

93.  Minia University

94.  Oman Medical College OMC

95.  Sudan University of Science and Technology

96.  Université de Gabès

97.  October 6 University

98.  Université Hassan II Casablanca

99.  Taif University

100.  University of Aden

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