Qatar University (QU) has jumped 90 positions and landed in the list of the 350 best universities worldwide, according to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021.
Qatar’s 47-year-old national university has jumped 90 spots and is now ranked 350th globally, according to the latest edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings of 2021.
THE’s World University Rankings stands as the most diverse available, with 1,527 institutions competing for high spots across 93 countries. Based on 13 calibrated performance indicators, universities are ranked according to their teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook, making the rankings extremely competitive.
“This is a prestigious moment for QU to be ranked among top 350 Universities globally. This jump signifies the commitment of QU towards its five-year strategy (2018–2022) which maps out the routes to achieving continuing performance excellence,” said Dr. Hassan Al Derham, QU President.
Reflecting QU’s constant effort in maintaining quality education, the institution also moved from 276 in the QS World University Ranking in 2020 to 245 in the 2021 ranking, successfully jumping 31 spots in only a year.
“The participation in worldwide rankings brings a positive competition; it raises participants’ international standing and improves the job market for graduates of those universities. For QU, international ranking is a result and not a goal. Our main goal is to prepare national leaders and develop the national human capital towards building a knowledge-based economy,” Al Derham added.
QU is the largest and oldest university in Qatar and offers a variety of undergraduate majors and minors from eight well-respected colleges. It has 14 research centres of excellence, accredited laboratory facilities, in addition to several graduate programmes.
The institution also has more than 15,00 students- 38% of which are international students-with a high diversity rate to reflect Qatar’s multicultural population.
“In parallel, however, this year globally we have observed an increase in university partnerships to achieve scientific research goals, indicating that an opportunity may now be opening for Qatar’s universities to bring the best of global research and educational delivery to a more local student and faculty body through effective and meaningful partnerships and collaborative research programs,” said Roland Hancock, Partner at PwC Middle East addressing QU’s recent ranking.