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AUB ranks high
in global quality survey
First in the Arab World
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The American University of Beirut (AUB) was ranked 235 among 950 universities by QS World University Rankings for the school year 2016-2017. This places AUB at the top of all global universities which counts approximately 26,000. The ranking climbed 33 spots in one year, from 268 to 235.

AUB was one of the top universities in the Arab region.

Imad Baalbaki, Vice President for Advancement at AUB, said: “QS ranking is considered the most comprehensive ranking in the world. Students, parents, and employers rely on this ranking to compare between global universities.”

QS ranks universities according to the quality of education, the academic body, the quantity and quality of research conducted by professors. It also looks at the diplomas the professors hold, the ratio of number of faculty members to number of students, employer reputation, and the leadership roles handled by the graduates.

AUB scores well in the categories of ‘employer reputation’ and ‘international faculty’, ranking in the top 100 of both indicators. ‘Employer reputation’ is based on over 40,000 survey responses from employers around the world. “This is one of the most important indicators for student recruitment because it correlates with the employability of fresh graduates,” said Baalbaki.

The QS World University Rankings are published annually by Quacquarelli Symonds.
Reported by Rania Ghanem
Date Posted: Jun 09, 2017
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