Arab University Rankings 2022

The Times Higher Education Arab University Rankings 2022 reveal the strength of higher education across the Arab region. The methodology is based on the same framework as our World University Rankings, but some adjustments have been made and some new metrics have been included to reflect the features and missions of universities in the Middle East and North Africa.

Universities are judged across all their core missions – teaching, research, society and international outlook – to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available.

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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz University tops the table for the second year of the ranking, with the Kingdom claiming five of the top 10, including King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in second place.

Qatar University claims third place, while institutions in the United Arab Emirates and Egypt also feature in the top 10.

Egypt is the most-represented nation overall, with 34 institutions.

Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Tunisia, Kuwait and Oman have all achieved top 50 positions, while Morocco, Palestine and Bahrain appear in the top 100.

Overall, 169 universities across 15 countries are ranked. A further 48 institutions are listed with “reporter” status, meaning that they provided data but did not meet our eligibility criteria to receive a rank.

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