Damascus University ranks 67th by Association of Arab Universities

Damascus University - November 24, 2019 (SANA)

Damascus University - November 24, 2019 (SANA)


Damascus University has obtained the first place locally and 67th place regionally in the first edition of the Arab Universities Ranking for the year 2023, issued by the Association of Arab Universities.

The Arab university ranking is based on four main indicators, including education and learning, scientific research, creativity and innovation, international and local cooperation, and community service, and each indicator is measured using nine criteria.

The President of Damascus University, Osama al-Jabban, stated to the local Al-Madina FM radio station, “This ranking is the first of its kind in the Arab world,” and that the number of universities that applied for the ranking is about 208 universities, of which 115 universities, including three Syrian universities, were accepted.

He added that this ranking is the first step for Damascus University, and the university attaches great importance to obtaining high rankings.

He noted that “Damascus University is not completely satisfied with the ranking, as it deserves a higher ranking, and it will work intensively to obtain a higher ranking in the coming years.”

The Secretary-General of the Association of Arab Universities, Amr Salama, stated in a press release that the Arab university ranking is a reliable non-profit reference that measures the quality of higher education in the Arab region, indicating that it will be global to enable students, their families, researchers, and decision-makers to know the level of advanced universities after applying the adopted international standards.

On the global level

Damascus University was ranked 7686 in the AD Scientific Index for the year 2024 on the global level, and it obtained the second rank among private and public Syrian institutes and universities.

The AD Scientific Index is known as a ranking and analysis system based on scientific performance and added value of scientific productivity for individual scientists.

Also, Damascus University’s ranking within the British “QS” ranking rose, and it obtained the 96th place as the best educational and research center in Western Asia.

The university published its ranking decision through its official website, indicating that the improvement in the global ranking was expected, due to the improvement in the external scientific publishing of Damascus University, according to the Sci-Val database.

The “QS” ranking is provided by the Quacquarelli Symonds company, which started its work in 2004. It analyzes data at the global level in the higher education sector and provides annual rankings for the best universities around the world.


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