BEIRUT: The American University of Beirut positioned first in the Arab locale for social sciences, second in drug programs, and came in fifth by and large, in a positioning that offered 91 advanced education foundations from 16 nations.
The assessment was made by the US News & World Report, a U.s.-based open strategy research organization, in its inaugural positioning of Best Arab Region Universities, AUB said in an announcement Wednesday. The positioning put AUB first among Lebanon’s colleges.
“AUB fared to a great degree well in the US News & World Report rankings, given we were assessed against colleges five to 10 times our size, and against graduate colleges that exist exclusively to direct and distribute research,” said President Peter Dorman.
The US News & World Report’s Best Arab Region Universities’ rankings are resolved exclusively on the total volume of exploration in the previous five years, amid which productions in fields including science, engineering, pharmaceutical, social science and human expressions and humanities are analyzed.
The rankings concentrate particularly on organizations’ scholastic examination yield and execution, not on individual graduate or undergrad scholarly projects, the announcement said.
Of the district’s 800 colleges, just 91 were incorporated in the 2014 positioning.
To be qualified for the positioning, Arab district colleges needed to have a normal of 80 papers for every year somewhere around 2009 and 2013.
AUB’s immunology and microbiology projects were positioned fourth in the district, organic chemistry, hereditary qualities and atomic science were positioned sixth, ecological science was positioned eighth, and vitality projects were positioned tenth, the announcement included.
“College rankings are discriminating as a methods for conveying the nature and nature of instruction and examination, both to prospective understudies and personnel, and to researchers and establishments overall that look to team up with AUB,” said Dorman.
Saudi Arabia’s, King Saud University, King Abdulaziz University and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, colleges asserted the main three spots in the general rankings individually, emulated by Egypt’s Cairo University in fourth place.