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For the first time: AUB no. 1 university in the Arab region – QS University Rankings

The 2017/2018 edition of the QS Arab Region University Rankings has placed AUB in the first position among 1,000 universities in the Arab world. This is the first time that AUB holds this position. AUB has ranked second to King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in the three previous editions of this regional ranking, which started in 2014/2015.

“This remarkable accomplishment is a matter of pride for all – students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of AUB – and it could not have been achieved without the collective effort, hard work, and determination of each and every member of the AUB community in the pursuit of excellence,” said Provost Mohamed Harajli. “If the ranking is to be based on the impact that a university has on the people and the communities that it serves, AUB would be positioned in the first rank not only in the Arab World but also, by far, in the entire Middle East and North Africa region and beyond."


The methodology for the QS University Rankings for the Arab Region retains key indicators of the global university rankings while considering a set of performance metrics carefully tailored for the area, adapting to reflect regional priorities and challenges. Nine indicators were used in this QS regional ranking method, with the following weights of the total score: academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (20%), faculty-student ratio (20%), web impact (10%), papers per faculty (5%), citations per paper (5%), percent of faculty with PhD (5%), percent of international faculty (2.5%), and percent of international students (2.5%).


In addition to ranking top overall, AUB has ranked among the top ten on five of the nine indicators: employer reputation (1st), web impact (5th), academic reputation (7th), papers per faculty (8th), and citations per paper (8th). These five indicators make up 70% of the overall score. In the remaining four indicators, AUB ranked among the top 40.


AUB has improved its rankings from the previous year on seven of the nine indicators, and maintained its status on the other two indicators. The climb in ranking was most significant in the areas of international faculty (up by 25 spots from last year’s ranking), international students (16 spots), faculty-student ratio (14 spots), and faculty with PhD (11 spots). “Improvements in these four areas and maintaining our leadership in the other five areas have helped AUB leap to the number one rank in the Arab world this year,” director of AUB University Libraries, Dr. Lokman Meho, told us.


“We could not be more proud of this significant achievement, which is thanks to AUB faculty and their outstanding research and teaching performance; AUB alumni who serve as great ambassadors to the University and its remarkable ability to nurture and produce world class leaders in all aspects of life; and the AUB administration with its wisdom and strategic vision and ambitions, as well as its success in building the environment that allows AUB communities to flourish,” added Meho.


Six other Lebanese universities were ranked among the top 50 in the region: Saint Joseph University (12th), Lebanese American University (16th), Lebanese University (25th), University of Balamand (30th), Notre Dame University (39th), and Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (40th). Beirut Arab University was ranked in the 81-90 category.

Regionally, AUB was followed by King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, King Saud University, King Abdulaziz University, and United Arab Emirates University, in that order. The American University in Cairo and the American University of Sharjah were ranked 6th and 8th, respectively. Saudi Arabia had nine universities ranked among the top 50 while Egypt, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates were each represented by seven universities among the top 50.


“While rankings are certainly not everything, we were quite pleased to learn that AUB was appropriately ranked as the finest university in the Arab world by the detailed and well-balanced QS ratings,” AUB President Fadlo Khuri told us as he pointed out areas in which AUB ranked highest such as reputation amongst employers, citations per faculty, and institutional reputation. “The results further cement the belief among many that AUB is indeed the finest university in the Arab world, yet there is much work to do if we are to be where we need to be, clearly recognized as one of the 100 finest universities in the world.”



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  • Isabella

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    I'm a bit disappointed that usj was ranked 12th lol, I thought AUB has always been number one though they have a lot of foreign students from other Arabic countries, people don't leave their homes for second grade education
     
    Iron Maiden

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    I'm a bit disappointed that usj was ranked 12th lol, I thought AUB has always been number one though they have a lot of foreign students from other Arabic countries, people don't leave their homes for second grade education
    why would u think usj would be any better than this, if anything am quite surprised they are this high
     
    Isabella

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    why would u think usj would be any better than this, if anything am quite surprised they are this high
    Because it's my Alma mater and everyone knows I only pick the best! Lol seriously though it's one of the best and the oldest schools in lebanon, its graduates often go on for bigger and better things... And I find this ranking questionable... Seriously 3 colleges from KSA in 2-3-4 ?

    Also and this is the kicker, just based off the education I got at usj and how easy I found my masters here in comparison ( I went to both upmc and Paris sud, both ranked among top 50 universities worldwide) I would have thought that once again USJ would rank higher

    I'm guessing you graduated from NDU or LAU, clearly an inferior background :p
     
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    Because it's my Alma mater and everyone knows I only pick the best! Lol seriously though it's one of the best and the oldest schools in lebanon, its graduates often go on for bigger and better things... And I find this ranking questionable... Seriously 3 colleges from KSA in 2-3-4 ?

    Also and this is the kicker, just based off the education I got at usj and how easy I found my masters here in comparison ( I went to both upmc and Paris sud, both ranked among top 50 universities worldwide) I would have thought that once again USJ would rank higher

    I'm guessing you graduated from NDU or LAU, clearly an inferior background :p
    well u guessed wrong :p

    Maybe it depends on the faculty, but for me it was completely the opposite..
    Doing my masters at Telecom Paris i found out how much of a technical debt i was carrying around because my courses were either sub-par or because they were just obsolete.

    but hey good for them if they managed to get to 12th
     
    Isabella

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    well u guessed wrong :p

    Maybe it depends on the faculty, but for me it was completely the opposite..
    Doing my masters at Telecom Paris i found out how much of a technical debt i was carrying around because my courses were either sub-par or because they were just obsolete.

    but hey good for them if they managed to get to 12th
    What did you study ? I find this quite odd as well most of my friends who went to telecom had an easy time, same goes for polytechnique and ENS... I think you switched lanes or something like changed majors without being properly equipped for masters, but then again not sure lol... I know for a fact that I was quite properly equipped for physics I ranked first in both my masters far ahead of people with a prepa background, I was also the youngest
     
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    What did you study ? I find this quite odd as well most of my friends who went to telecom had an easy time, same goes for polytechnique and ENS... I think you switched lanes or something like changed majors without being properly equipped for masters, but then again not sure lol... I know for a fact that I was quite properly equipped for physics I ranked first in both my masters far ahead of people with a prepa background, I was also the youngest
    am not talking grades here, am talking about how much i knew and how relevant was my knowledge to current industry standards.

    Well as 2 software engineering graduates from esib, me and another classmate who also came to do his masters, we both had a lot of catching up to do in 2 different masters, mine was still in software engineering his was in cyber security.
    There was a big gap in course quality and efficiency and we learned a lot from it.
    In software it shows when u are lacking in a certain field

    The only good thing about usj i think is that they train u to work pretty hard that u can easily adapt anywhere else.
     
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    am not talking grades here, am talking about how much i knew and how relevant was my knowledge to current industry standards.

    Well as 2 software engineering graduates from esib, me and another classmate who also came to do his masters, we both had a lot of catching up to do in 2 different masters, mine was still in software engineering his was in cyber security.
    There was a big gap in course quality and efficiency and we learned a lot from it.
    In software it shows when u are lacking in a certain field

    The only good thing about usj i think is that they train u to work pretty hard that u can easily adapt anywhere else.
    I guess we just had different experiences lol also we may have ran into each other at the cafete :p I'm assuming you're between 25 and 31 :p
     
    Tiger_Lebanon

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    LAL at rich private university kids in this Thread comparing whos university is better.

    :lol:
     
    Dirty Dragon

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    Imo most of the good Lebanese universities offer good theoretical education in the scientific domains. Math/physics/engineering etc. Lebanese students will often find themselves ahead of the curve in foreign universities in this arena. The same doesn't hold for more practical scientific fields, labs complex projects or courses tailored less academically and more for industry standards.

    Computer science is another story, I think we are really weak here in Lebanon. Not only the universities education but the entire culture and infrastructure. In good foreign universities students of these majors are much more knowledgeable and experienced, and many of them learn programming or have done projects even before entering undergrad. The overall level is higher.
     
    Isabella

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    Imo most of the good Lebanese universities offer good theoretical education in the scientific domains. Math/physics/engineering etc. Lebanese students will often find themselves ahead of the curve in foreign universities in this arena. The same doesn't hold for more practical scientific fields, labs complex projects or courses tailored less academically and more for industry standards.

    Computer science is another story, I think we are really weak here in Lebanon. Not only the universities education but the entire culture and infrastructure. In good foreign universities students of these majors are much more knowledgeable and experienced, and many of them learn programming or have done projects even before entering undergrad. The overall level is higher.
    Yeah I think this perfectly sums up my debate with iron maiden :p and provides an explanation as to why I think usj was awesome while he had the opposite experience :p
     
    Isabella

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    LAL at rich private university kids in this Thread comparing whos university is better.

    :lol:
    Lol I guess you missed the part where we both went to the same university :p

    Also who said we're rich? I barely get by!
     
    Omeros

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    For the first time: AUB no. 1 university in the Arab region – QS University Rankings

    The 2017/2018 edition of the QS Arab Region University Rankings has placed AUB in the first position among 1,000 universities in the Arab world. This is the first time that AUB holds this position. AUB has ranked second to King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in the three previous editions of this regional ranking, which started in 2014/2015.

    “This remarkable accomplishment is a matter of pride for all – students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of AUB – and it could not have been achieved without the collective effort, hard work, and determination of each and every member of the AUB community in the pursuit of excellence,” said Provost Mohamed Harajli. “If the ranking is to be based on the impact that a university has on the people and the communities that it serves, AUB would be positioned in the first rank not only in the Arab World but also, by far, in the entire Middle East and North Africa region and beyond."


    The methodology for the QS University Rankings for the Arab Region retains key indicators of the global university rankings while considering a set of performance metrics carefully tailored for the area, adapting to reflect regional priorities and challenges. Nine indicators were used in this QS regional ranking method, with the following weights of the total score: academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (20%), faculty-student ratio (20%), web impact (10%), papers per faculty (5%), citations per paper (5%), percent of faculty with PhD (5%), percent of international faculty (2.5%), and percent of international students (2.5%).


    In addition to ranking top overall, AUB has ranked among the top ten on five of the nine indicators: employer reputation (1st), web impact (5th), academic reputation (7th), papers per faculty (8th), and citations per paper (8th). These five indicators make up 70% of the overall score. In the remaining four indicators, AUB ranked among the top 40.


    AUB has improved its rankings from the previous year on seven of the nine indicators, and maintained its status on the other two indicators. The climb in ranking was most significant in the areas of international faculty (up by 25 spots from last year’s ranking), international students (16 spots), faculty-student ratio (14 spots), and faculty with PhD (11 spots). “Improvements in these four areas and maintaining our leadership in the other five areas have helped AUB leap to the number one rank in the Arab world this year,” director of AUB University Libraries, Dr. Lokman Meho, told us.


    “We could not be more proud of this significant achievement, which is thanks to AUB faculty and their outstanding research and teaching performance; AUB alumni who serve as great ambassadors to the University and its remarkable ability to nurture and produce world class leaders in all aspects of life; and the AUB administration with its wisdom and strategic vision and ambitions, as well as its success in building the environment that allows AUB communities to flourish,” added Meho.


    Six other Lebanese universities were ranked among the top 50 in the region: Saint Joseph University (12th), Lebanese American University (16th), Lebanese University (25th), University of Balamand (30th), Notre Dame University (39th), and Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (40th). Beirut Arab University was ranked in the 81-90 category.

    Regionally, AUB was followed by King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, King Saud University, King Abdulaziz University, and United Arab Emirates University, in that order. The American University in Cairo and the American University of Sharjah were ranked 6th and 8th, respectively. Saudi Arabia had nine universities ranked among the top 50 while Egypt, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates were each represented by seven universities among the top 50.


    “While rankings are certainly not everything, we were quite pleased to learn that AUB was appropriately ranked as the finest university in the Arab world by the detailed and well-balanced QS ratings,” AUB President Fadlo Khuri told us as he pointed out areas in which AUB ranked highest such as reputation amongst employers, citations per faculty, and institutional reputation. “The results further cement the belief among many that AUB is indeed the finest university in the Arab world, yet there is much work to do if we are to be where we need to be, clearly recognized as one of the 100 finest universities in the world.”



    AUB - 2017 - For the first time: AUB no. 1 university in the Arab region – QS University Rankings
    wondering about the level of researches ... are it made from personal effort or thefts
    hope having UL between first ... to be between the #1 UL should do urgently "Tadabir" for intellectual property :D :D :D :D
     
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    Omeros

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    The only good thing about usj i think is that they train u to work pretty hard that u can easily adapt anywhere else.
    Not as much as USEK .... they created the definition of "Hard" in research
     
    AtheistForJesus

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    Why can't AUB graduates speak English, though?
     
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