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Arab University Rankings 2022: Country breakdown

The different countries of the Arab region have different strengths in higher education. Here we explore their scores against THE’s five pillars: teaching, research, citations, society (which measures knowledge transfer and impact) and international outlook

November 29, 2022


Algeria

Algeria’s overall score is 24.3, based on 21 universities ranked, making it the lowest ranking region in the table. The average score for society is higher than for three other countries, however, at 26.9.

Arab University Rankings 2022: Country breakdown THE Arab Rankings 2022. Graph showing scores against the five rankings pillars for Algeria.

Egypt

Egypt features in the top half of the table, with an overall score of 59.6 based on 34 universities. While the country scores especially high for citations (71.3), it falls down on international outlook (45.3).

Arab University Rankings 2022: Country breakdown THE Arab Rankings 2022. Graph showing scores against the five rankings pillars for Egypt.

Iraq

While Iraq’s average overall score is among the lowest in the region, based on 23 universities ranked, the country does punch above its weight in the society pillar, with an average score of 59.0.

Arab University Rankings 2022: Country breakdown THE Arab Rankings 2022. Graph showing scores against the five rankings pillars for Iraq.

Jordan

An all-rounder, Jordan has average scores in the 40s for all the pillars. And when it comes to working internationally, it scores 53.8, based on 14 universities ranked.

Arab University Rankings 2022: Country breakdown THE Arab Rankings 2022. Graph showing scores against the five rankings pillars for Jordan.

Lebanon

Lebanon is the third-highest scoring country in the region, or the second-highest when excluding countries with fewer than five universities ranked. Its strengths are teaching (82.9) and research (79.0), but its weakness is citations (39.4).

Arab University Rankings 2022: Country breakdown THE Arab Rankings 2022. Graph showing scores against the five rankings pillars for Lebanon.

Morocco

The average overall score for Morocco is 37.4, based on 10 universities ranked. The country’s strongest pillar is society, where it has an average score of 54.2.

Arab University Rankings 2022: Country breakdown THE Arab Rankings 2022. Graph showing scores against the five rankings pillars for Morocco.

Saudi Arabia

With the seventh-highest score in the region (or fourth when discounting countries with fewer than five universities ranked), Saudi Arabia scores well all-round. Its strongest areas are international outlook (75.2) and citations (74.7).

Arab University Rankings 2022: Country breakdown THE Arab Rankings 2022. Graph showing scores against the five rankings pillars for Saudi Arabia.

Tunisia

With an overall score of 44.4, based on 10 universities, Tunisia sits around the middle of the table. The pillar on which it performs best is teaching (53.2), followed by research (50.3); it is weakest on citations (23.2).

Arab University Rankings 2022: Country breakdown THE Arab Rankings 2022. Graph showing scores against the five rankings pillars for Tunisia.

United Arab Emirates

The UAE has the highest average overall score in the region, when counting countries with five or more universities ranked, at 71.2. It scores especially well on the international outlook pillar (82.4). Its lowest scoring pillar is society at 51.0.

 

Arab University Rankings 2022: Country breakdown THE Arab Rankings 2022. Graph showing scores against the five rankings pillars for United Arab Emirates.

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