Posted on September 07, 2017

Qatar University (QU) has been ranked among the top 500 universities in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018. The achievement was announced on the THE’s website on September 5 whereby QU was ranked in the range of 401-500 most highly ranked universities and third among the universities in the Arab region.

The THE World University Rankings 2018 are the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. They use 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching -- the learning environment (30%); Research -- volume, income and reputation (30%); Citations -- research influence (30%); International outlook -- staff, students and research (7.5%); and Industry income -- knowledge transfer (2.5%).

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Commenting on this achievement, QU President Dr Hassan Al Derham said: “Being ranked among the top 500 universities in the world in the THE World University Rankings 2018, and third among the universities in the Arab region is an important milestone to QU. This demonstrates the University’s excellence in the field of higher education and research at the local and regional level. The new ranking highlights the reputation that QU has built over the years, and in this occasion I would like to thank the entire QU community for their contribution towards this proud achievement.”

Dr Al Derham also noted that QU will continue its commitment to providing high-quality academic and research outcomes and to fulfilling local and regional needs, while striving towards international standards and best practices.”