Dubai: Two universities in the UAE were listed among top 10 universities in the Arab world.
According to the list issued by Quacquarelli Symonds, UAE University is the top university in the country and is the sixth best university in the Arab world and American University of Sharjah is ranked seventh. Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals is ranked first on the Quacquarelli Symonds’ list, American University of Beirut is second, and Saudi Arabia’s King Saud University third.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdul Aziz University and the American University in Cairo were ranked fourth and fifth, respectively. University of Jordan was eighth, Qatar University was ninth and Cairo University was 10th.
It is worth noting that a total of 10 Emirati universities featured among top 50 list of universities in the Arab world. University of Sharjah, which was ranked 21 in the 2015 list, moved up to rank 19 in 2016, while Zayed University rose from rank 22 in 2015 to 20 in 2016. The biggest leap in rankings for an Emirati university was achieved by the Ajman University of Science and Technology, which was ranked at 64 in 2015 and is now ranked 44.