30 July 2023

QU Continues to Make Great Strides in International Rankings

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Doha, July 30 (QNA) - Qatar University (QU) continues to garner international recognition in several prestigious global rankings. Most recently, QU climbed up the QS World Rankings 2024, placing 173 and entering the top 200, up from 208 the previous year, a significant milestone that showcases QU's consistent improvement in all areas.

It is worth noting that the QS World Rankings introduced three new indicators this year: Sustainability, employment options, and international research network.

QU programs also make a mark on the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023. Most notably, the University places first in the Arab region in the subjects of Sports Science and Theology, Divinity, and Religion. Law and Legal Studies; Environmental Sciences; Accounting and Finance; and Social Sciences and Management place third. This is in addition to various QU subjects that appeared in the top 10 in the Arab World and some in the top 50 and top 200 worldwide.

In a statement on this occasion, President of QU Dr. Omar Al Ansari said, "we have made significant progress in the QS World Universities Rankings, ranked 173rd for this year, despite changes in ranking methodology. This is a great reflection of the success we have achieved and really illustrates QU's vast contributions and dedication to excellence. Internationally, QU has been making great strides and achievements in all fields, expanding its international impact, including research aspects and partnerships, and remaining committed to our mission of addressing relevant local and regional challenges and advancing knowledge." "In addition to this, many of QU's specializations show their leadership in their area, proving to be a testament to the world-class education offered by QU, and a motivation for both future students and faculty alike," Dr. Al Ansari added.

This achievement follows the announcement by Times Higher Education that QU placed 28th in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia Rankings 2023, moving up 18 places from 2022 and proudly entering the top 30 universities in Asia, as well as placing 24th worldwide and first in the MENA region on the Young Universities ranking by the same ranking agency.

The achievement confirms the University's continental improvement alongside regional, worldwide, and across ranking agencies and Phil Baty, Chief Global Affairs Officer at Times Higher Education, congratulated QU for "joining the top 25 of the world's leading "young" universities - those 50 years old or younger." He added that Qatar University has made remarkably strong and steady progress up the prestigious THE World University Rankings in recent years, joining the ranks of the global research elite with just decades of development since its foundation in 1977, compared to competitors with many centuries of history behind them.

"The rise up the rankings has primarily been driven by research excellence. The quality of QU's research, judged by an analysis of many tens of millions of citations to 15 million research papers worldwide, has been improving strongly. This is accompanied by a strong rise in the productivity and global reputation of QU's research, too. QU is a true national flagship institution and a credit to Qatar as a centre of excellence for the nation, and I expect its strengthening position on the world stage will help it attract more talent, and more success," he added.

Recently, QU has boasted an ambitious research roadmap fielding national development priorities, and a number of significant research successes with global significance. QU also encompasses a large portfolio of internationally accredited colleges and programs that attest to a high level of excellence and quality. The University maintains a close relationship with the public and private sectors that has led to a number of MOUs and collaborative agreements, which greatly benefit the institution. (QNA)


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