U.S. News & World Report Releases The 2016 Best Arab Region Universities Rankings

USNewsBy Arabia Higher Ed Editorial Team

U.S. News & World Report, the U.S.-based publisher of Best Colleges and Best Graduate Schools, today unveiled the 2016 Best Arab Region Universities rankings. The US News Arab Region Universities rankings is the latest comprehensive rankings for universities in the Arab region.

The 2016 U.S. News Best Arab Region Universities rankings have been expanded to include 124 universities, up from 91, and eight new subject rankings in areas such as business, management and accounting; and economics, econometrics and finance.

The U.S. News ranked institutions using a new methodology that incorporates both academic research performance and reputation among Arab region academics and employers.

Three universities in Saudi Arabia once again top the list of Best Arab Region Universities. King Saud University in Riyadh claims the No. 1 spot, followed by King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah at No. 2 and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in Thuwal at No. 3.  

Egypt has the most universities in the overall rankings with 25 institutions earning a spot, and Cairo University claiming the fourth overall position.

Although the American University of Beirut (AUB) maintained the fifth overall position, Lebanon had a poor showing with only four other universities making the top-124 universities list. No university, other than AUB, ranked in the top-25.

Algeria claimed the second most universities in overall rankings with 20 universities, followed by Saudi Arabia with 16, and Morocco with 13.

The rankings are based on research data from Elsevier's Scopus, and separate academic and employer reputation surveys conducted only in the Arab region by Ipsos in MENA.

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