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Doha: Qatar University (QU) has been placed 52 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2018.
The announcement came on the THE website.
In a press release on the occasion, Qatar University said that this new position is an important achievement as the university was placed 52 out of the top 350 institutions from 25 countries in Asia, and the third among the best universities in the Arab world.
In calculating the top universities in Asia, the THE Asia University Rankings 2018 use the same 13 performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings after they are recalibrated to reflect the attributes of Asia's institutions and to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.
The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: the learning environment (25%), volume, income and reputation (30%), research influence (30%), International Outlook -- staff, students and research (7.5%), and Industry Income (7.5%).
QU President Dr. Hassan bin Rashid Al Derham expressed his pride in achieving the 52nd place in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2018, saying that this achievement highlights QU's continuous efforts to advance its standing in the Asia region as the university was placed 77th for the 2017 edition.
He also stressed the University's efforts to achieve excellence in education and high quality scientific research and its commitment to provide the best educational means for its students and to motivate them.
For his part, Director of QU's Scholarships and Partnerships Office Cesar Wazen said that the new rankings confirm the high proportion of the resources of scientific researches at the university, as well as the quality of these researches, stressing that the resources allocated to scientific researches were not affected despite the current Gulf crisis and low oil prices.
The overall impression of the siege is that it serves as a catalyst for implementing the transition to a knowledge-based economy, he said, adding that in this context, the University's research and development strategy effectively contributes to providing the country with human resources capable of adapting rapidly to change and that QU is the incubator of these ideas.
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