The Massachusetts Institute of Technology topped the world ranking of the best universities for the twelfth time in a row for the year 2024, according to the classification issued by “QS”, while the University of Cambridge retained the second place, and the Oxford University ranking rose one place to the third place.
In general, the universities in the top ten recorded an improvement in points, as the “MIT” Institute obtained 100 points similarly for the same year last year, while the “Cambridge” rating rose to 99.2 points from 98.8 points last year.
European and American institutions dominate the top 10 globally, and the National University of Singapore is the only Asian university to join the top 10.
The “QS” list included about 1,500 universities, and the universities were evaluated according to 3 new metrics: sustainability, employment outcomes, and the international research network. The results are based on an analysis of 17.5 million academic papers and expert opinions of more than 240,000 faculty members and academic staff.
In the Arab world, King Abdulaziz University ranked 143, followed by Qatar University, ranked 173 globally, then King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals ranked 180, King Saud University ranked 203, followed by the American University of Beirut ranked 226, Khalifa University ranked 230, and the University of The United Arab Emirates 290, Hamad Bin Khalifa University 310, the American University of Sharjah 364, and Cairo University 371 globally.
The Universities of Sharjah, Sultan Qaboos, Jordan, and the American University in Cairo joined the top 500 universities in the world, bringing the total number to 14.