Qatar University (QU) has been ranked 52 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2018, among the 350+ top universities from 25 countries in the Asia region. The announcement was made recently on the THE website, naming QU 52nd among universities in the Asia region and 3rd among universities in the Arab world.
This achievement highlights QU’s continuous efforts to advance its standing among the top universities in the Asia region as the University was ranked 77th in the 2017 edition.
Qatar University unseated King Saud University and claimed the third position, and improved its position from 77 to the 52.
In calculating the top universities in Asia, the THE Asia University Rankings 2018 use the same 13 performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, but they are recalibrated to reflect the priorities of Asian institutions.
The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching – the learning environment (25%), Research – volume, income and reputation (30%), Citations – research influence (30%), International Outlook – staff, students and research (7.5%), and Industry Income – knowledge transfer (7.5%).
QU president Dr Hassan al-Derham said, “This achievement highlights the university’s continuous advancement in its regional standing as it achieved 77th place in 2017. As Qatar’s first higher education institution, QU has rigorously pursued educational excellence and the highest quality research.”
QU Scholarships and Partnerships Office director Cesar Wazen said, “The ranking results prove that the resources devoted to research are increasing while QU is holding the quantity of research output steady, thus the quality goes up, leading to our biggest gain being in citation impact.”