Qatar University (QU) places fourth in the QS Arab Region University Rankings 2020. This is a significant improvement from 2019, where the university placed sixth. The annual QS Arab Region University Rankings highlights 130 leading universities in this part of the world.
The methodology for this ranking was developed with the aim of reflecting specific challenges and priorities for institutions in the region, drawing on several indicators including international research network, papers per faculty and academic reputation.
President of QU Dr. Hassan Al-Derham commented on this achievement saying, Since 2015, Qatar University gained seven places. Over the five considered years, the institution moved up four times and did not present negative performances. In the 2020 Edition, Qatar University performed among the top 3% in the QS World University Rankings for the Arab Region. All this while the number of institutions ranked increased by five. The highest indicators QU scored in are: international research network, papers per faculty, employer reputation which highlights QU's role in implementing the 2030 vision both on the local and international levels.
This achievement consolidates QU's recent achievement in the QS World University Ranking as the institution moved from 332 in 2019 to 276 in the 2020 ranking, effectively jumping 56 places, and becoming one of the most improved universities.
In 2017, QU released a five-year strategy for the years 2018-2022, which mapped out the routes to achieving continuing performance excellence and builds on key areas of education, research, institution and engagement, while taking into consideration the plans and aspirations of Qatar National Vision 2030.
Source: Qatar University