QU Ranked No 1 in the Arab Region in Round University Rankings

Doha – Qatar University (QU) has been ranked No 1 in the Arab region in the recent Round University Rankings (RUR) published on April 12. The organization also ranked 360th worldwide, attaining the Bronze League in the overall rankings, and 13th worldwide on the International Diversity indicator.

The rankings agency is based in Moscow and is supported by data produced and provided by the Institutional Profiles database by Thomson Reuters. The rankings measure performance of 700 leading world universities by 20 unique indicators and 4 key areas of university activities – teaching, research, international diversity, financial sustainability.

The Bronze League is part of a classified system comprising 6 leagues adopted by the RUR. The Bronze classification embraces universities ranked 301-400. To be counted as a part of the league, the university should get into the 3rd quartile on main RUR indicators and into the 2nd quartile in International Diversity and Financial Sustainability groups.

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Commenting on the news, QU VP and Chief Academic Officer Dr Mazen Hasna said: “QU has been advancing well in all rankings over the past few years, and in this particular case, we are proud of our position that witnessed substantial improvement over last year’s.