Cairo University and the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management were in the top 100 of 150 hospitality and leisure management programmes, and King Saud University was in the top 100 of 130 programmes in sports-related subjects worldwide.
Following is a synopsis of how Arab universities fared in the broad category of social sciences and management overall, as well as within individual disciplines like business and management studies, accounting and finance, sociology, education, and hospitality management.
Social Sciences and Management
Twelve Arab universities were among the 520 universities worldwide ranked for their programmes in the broad category of social sciences and management. They included three universities each in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, two in the United Arab Emirates, and one each in Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Qatar.
The highest placed of them were King Abdulaziz University (104th, up from 172nd last year) and the American University of Beirut (194th).
Other Arab universities ranked in the top 400 in this category were Cairo University (226th), Qatar University (283th), the American University in Cairo (284th), King Saud University (319th), the University of Jordan (328th), the United Arab Emirates University (341st), the American University of Sharjah (368th), and Kuwait’s American University of the Middle East (377th).
Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) was in the next group, ranked 401-450, while Egypt’s Ain Shams University ranked 501-520.
Business and Management Studies
A total of 570 business and management studies programmes were ranked this year, including 17 in the Arab region. They included six Emirati universities, three in Saudi Arabia, two each in Lebanon and Egypt, and one each in Jordan, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.
Two Arab universities were in the group ranked 151-200 in this subject: the American University of Beirut and King Abdulaziz University. The American University of Sharjah and American University in Cairo were in the 201-250 group.
Universities in the next group (251-300) included Cairo University and King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM).
King Saud University, Qatar University, the United Arab Emirates University, and the University of Jordan all ranked 301-350, while Kuwait’s American University of the Middle East and the Lebanese American University were in the 351-400 group.
Oman’s Sultan Qaboos University and the Emirates’ Zayed University were in the 451-500 group. Abu Dhabi University ranked 501-550, while the University of Dubai and the University of Sharjah both ranked 551-570.
Accounting and Finance
QS also rated 320 accounting and finance programmes, including 10 in the Arab region. KAU was the highest placed, at 98th, followed by the American University of Beirut, in the 151-200 group.
Six Arab universities were in the block ranked 201-250: the American University of Sharjah, Cairo University, KFUPM, Qatar University, the American University in Cairo, and the United Arab Emirates University.
King Saud University and the University of Jordan followed in the 251-300 group.
Economics and Econometrics