Published: 2018-03-22 13:44
Last Updated: 2018-03-22 13:46
Jordan University for Science and Technology (JUST) has been ranked fourth in the Arab world by London-based magazine Times Higher Education, based on data from the 2018 World University Rankings.
JUST, a public university in the North of Jordan, was ranked eighth in 2017, which makes it the university that has shown the largest ranking jump among the 31 universities ranked this year (matched only by Egypt’s Mansoura University, which jumped from 22 to 18).
The Jordanian university is preceded by Qatar University in Doha, Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, and the winner - King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah.
Two other Jordanian universities made the list: University of Jordan has dropped by three spots from last year to become number 22 this year, and Hashemite University has dropped a whopping 8 spots to become the last university on the chart. All of the Jordanian universities in the chart are state-supported.
Egypt, with nine entries, has the highest number of universities in the chart; with the highest two being Beni-Suef University (ranked in 10th place) and American University in Cairo (ranked in 11th place).
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia came second in number of highly-ranked universities with five entries under its belt. In addition to boasting the number one university, it has universities ranked seven, eight, nine and 27.
Other countries that are ranked in the chart are Algeria, Kuwait, Lebanon, with one university respectively; Morocco, like Jordan, has three universities in the chart; UAE has four universities ranked.