The methodology for the QS World University Rankings: EECA differs from the global ranking table, 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.
The proposal is to use an approach that is comparable to some of our existing exercises, probably closest in nature to the Arab Region ranking, with some of the weightings adjusted – particularly the faculty-student ratio and the proportion of staff with Ph.D. This is done to highlight the strengths of the particular region.
If your university has been ranked in last year’s edition of the QS University Rankings: EECA, you can also download the badges for your marketing materials here.