Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- According to the 2016 QS University Rankings of the top 100 universities in the Arab Region, Morocco’s Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane has been ranked first among Moroccan universities (51th in the Arab region), followed by the Université Mohammed V of Agdal (81th in the Arab region) and Université Hassan II of Casablanca (91th).
On the global ranking scale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was listed in the 2016 QS World University ranking as the the best university in the world, followed closely by Harvard University (2nd), the University of Cambridge (3rd), Stanford University (4th), California Institute of Technology (5th), Oxford University (6th), and University College London (7th).
The Arab region ranking was topped by King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in Saudi Arabia, followed closely by the American University of Beirut in Lebanon (2nd), and King Saud University of Saudi Arabia (3rd).
3 countries, namely Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Lebanon received the lion’s share of the 2016 Arab Region QS University Rankings.
In fact, 20 Saudi Arabian universities were listed among the 100 best universities in the Arab region, while Egypt saw 15 of its universities featured in the ranking, and Lebanon had 10 of its universities listed.
It is worth reminding that the QS World University Rankings is released every year by the British Quacquarelli Symonds Company.
The ranking bases its assessment on the following 4 variables, each with a respective percentage: Academic reputation (30%), Employer reputation (20%), Faculty/student ratio (20%), and Web impact (10%).
The Moroccan Times.