Picking a university is one of the most crucial decisions in life. There are many factors that should be taken into consideration, and of course, there are universities that specialize in certain fields.
The ranking of the universities and the quality of the education they provide is vital to help you land a good job. So before you choose a university, here are the top 20 universities in the Arab region according to QS Top University Rankings Worlwide.
The criteria of the ranking was based on nine factors: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, international faculty members, international student enrollments, percentage of staff with a PHD, web impact, papers per faculty member and citations per paper.
1. King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) – Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
2. American University of Beirut (AUB) – Beirut, Lebanon
3. King Saud University (KSU) – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4. American University in Cairo (AUC) – Cairo, Egypt
5. King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
6. United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) – Al Ain, UAE
7. American University of Sharjah (AUS) – Sharjah, UAE
8. University of Jordon – Amman, Jordan
9. Cairo University – Cairo, Egypt
10. Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) – Al Ramtha, Jordan
11. Alexandria University – Alexandria, Egypt
12. Universite Sainte-Joseph de Beyrouth (USJ) – Beirut, Lebanon
13. Ain Shams University – Cairo, Egypt
14. Lebanese American University (LAU) – Beirut, Lebanon
15. University of Sharjah – Sharjah, UAE
16. Qatar University – Doha, Qatar
17. American University in Dubai (AUD) – Dubai, UAE
18. King Faisal University (KFU) – Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
19. Umm Al Qura University (UQU) – Makkah, Saudi Arabia
20. Khalifa University – Abu Dhabi, UAE
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