Qatar University (QU) moved up 17 places since its 2018 performance and is now ranked as the 332nd university out of 1,000 top universities around the world, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2019. It is also the 36th top university in the “QS Top 50 Under 50” 2019 ranking moving up a place since its performance in 2018. QU also ranks among the top six universities within the Arab region.
In the last six years, QU has moved up 219 places, according to the QS World University Rankings, as a result of its performance as a top-class university with high quality education to facilitate the needs of the work market and produce individuals who can make a difference in Qatar and abroad.
The QS World University Rankings base these ranking on a consistent methodological framework that is compiled using six simple metrics which effectively capture a university’s performance. These metrics are academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), citations per faculty (20%), faculty/student ratio (20%), international faculty (5%), and international student ratio (5%).
The “QS Top 50 Under 50” which was started in 2012, celebrates the world’s leading universities that are less than 50 years old; QU was established in 1997 and is 41 years old. The ranking may also include institutes that were established through a merger or had a different name and/or status.
QS Regional Director – Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, Ashwin Fernandes, commented on this achievement and said: “This increase is not just a number, but a statement that QU is aligning with the Qatar National Vision 2030 and aiming to create an educational system which is on par with global standards, providing the youth of Qatar and the community at large with a university for the future. It is one of the fastest rising universities in the region today.” (Source)
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