The methodology for the QS World University Rankings: Arab Region differs from the global ranking, using different indicators and changing the weighting of existing indicators. The research excellence element, that exists in all of our regional rankings, is based on data from Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed academic literature.
QS has undertaken extensive consultation with university leaders in the region to identify a suitable methodology – over 100 academics attended a QS methodology fact-finding meeting in Abu Dhabi in May 2014.
In the 2019 edition, we added an additional indicator, International Research Network, making it ten indicators overall.
If your university has been ranked in the 2021 year’s edition of the QS World University Rankings: Arab Region, you can also download the badges for your marketing materials here.