QU ranked 332nd in the QS World University Rankings 2019
June 26 2018 07:57 PM
Dr Hassan al-Derham receiving the ranking certificate from QS official Ashwin Fernandes
Dr Hassan al-Derham receiving the ranking certificate from QS official Ashwin Fernandes


Qatar University (QU) has been ranked 332nd in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2019, among the top 1,000 universities in the world, and 36th in the “QS Top 50 Under 50” 2019 ranking, it was announced on Tuesday.

In the QS World University Rankings 2019, QU improved on its 2018 performance by 17 positions. QU has moved up 219 ranks over the last six years and is also amongst the top six universities in the Arab region.

The University also improved in the “QS Top 50 Under 50” ranking by one position on its 2018 performance and by 13 positions on its 2016-2017 performance. It is almost amongst the three universities ranked from the Arab region.

The QS World University Rankings continues to enjoy a remarkably consistent methodological framework, compiled using six simple metrics that effectively capture university performance. Universities continue to be evaluated according to Academic reputation (40%), Employer reputation (10%), Citations per faculty (20%), Faculty/student ratio (20%), International faculty (5%) and International student ratio (5%).

For inclusion in the “Top 50 Under 50”, universities must be under 50 years old. Institutions formed within the last 50 years through a merger, or which previously existed under a different name and/or status, may also be included. Established in 1977, QU is 41 years old. First published in 2012, the “QS Top 50 Under 50” celebrates the world’s leading young universities. It is published annually, based on the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings®, and since 2015 has doubled its range to include the “Next 50 Under 50”. 25 different study destinations are represented in this year’s ranking.

QU president Dr Hassan al-Derham said, “Being selected among the top universities in the world is an important momentous to QU. In the 2019 rankings, QU improved by 17 places on its 2018 performance and by 61 places on its 2017 performance. QU’s improvement in the rankings is all the more admirable this year as the list of assessed universities increased by 44 universities since last year.”

“ The "QS Top 50 Under 50" 2019 ranking also shows an improvement of the University’s last year performance as it was ranked 37th in 2018. This demonstrates the high-quality education that QU offers to its students and the alignment of its academic programmes with the needs of the local labour market. QU will continue to address relevant local and regional challenges and to advance knowledge. We look forward to consistently increasing our positioning among the top universities in the region and worldwide,” he added.

QS regional director – Middle East, North Africa & South Asia, Ashwin Fernandes said,“It is commendable to see the rise of Qatar University through our various rankings, including the recently released QS World University Rankings 2019 edition, with an increase of over 219 positions since its inclusion in 2013. It is one of the fastest rising universities in the region today.”

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