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6 Arab Universities Are Among QS’s Top 100 for Social Science and Management Courses

/ 28 Apr 2022

6 Arab Universities Are Among QS’s Top 100 for Social Science and Management Courses

Six Arab universities, three of them Saudi, have been rated among the top 100 worldwide for programmes in individual social science and management disciplines, as ranked by QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

No Arab University made it into QS’s top 100 for social science and management overall, but two were ranked in the top 200.

Those results were announced in the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject. The subject listings are part of the QS World University Rankings portfolio published by the British higher-education analytics company each year.

This year’s subject listings analyse the performance of 15,200 programmes in 51 subjects at more than 1,500 universities around the world. The subjects ranked include 324 programmes at 52 universities in the Arab region. Of those, 59 programmes are in social science and management subjects.

6 Universities with Top-100 Placements

The best individual result was probably Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz University (KAU), coming in 98th out of 320 accounting and finance programmes. KAU also placed in the 51-100 group among 230 statistics and operational research programmes.

Other Arab universities with top-100 rankings included the American University of Beirut, coming in 40th out of 110 development studies programmes.

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz University was the highest-placed Arab institution for social science and management programmes overall. It came in 104th out of 520.

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  

Only two universities in the Arab region featured in the rankings of politics programmes this year. They were the American University of Beirut and the American University in Cairo.

Out of 520 economics and econometrics programmes ranked worldwide, two  Arab universities were among the top 300: KAU (151-200) and King Saud University (251-300).

Other Arab universities ranked in the top 400 in this category were Cairo University (301-350) and the American University of Beirut (351-400).

Qatar University and the United Arab Emirates University both ranked 401-450, and the American University in Cairo ranked 451-500.

Statistics and Operational Research 

A total of 230 statistics and operational research programmes were ranked this year, including KAU in the 51-100 group.

Three Arab universities were in the 151-200 group: Cairo University, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, and KFUPM.

Education and Training

The listings compare some 370 programmes in education and training, and two Saudi universities had programmes among the top 200: King Saud University (101-150), and King Abdulaziz University (151-200).

The American University of Beirut was in the 201-250 group, while three Arab universities ranked 251-300: Cairo University, Qatar University, and Sultan Qaboos University.

 

Universities in the next group (301-350) included the United Arab Emirates University, the University of Jordan, and the American University in Cairo.

Law and Legal Studies 

Only five Arab law schools were among the top 340 programmes in law and legal studies ranked this year. King Abdulaziz University ranked 101-150, a big leap from its 251-300 placing in 2021.

Cairo University and Qatar University both ranked 201-250, while two Emirati institutions were in the 301-340 group: Al Ain University and the United Arab Emirates University.

Politics 

Of the 220 politics programmes ranked this year, only two were at universities in the Arab region. They were the American University of Beirut (101-150) and the American University in Cairo (201-220).

Hospitality and Leisure Management 

Of the 150 hospitality and leisure management programmes ranked this year, only two were at Arab universities. Cairo University and the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management both ranked in the 51-100 group.

Sports-Related Subjects 

Only two Arab universities ranked among the top 130 programmes in sports-related subjects King Saud University (51-100) and Qatar University (101-130).

Development Studies

Of the 110 development studies programmes ranked this year, only one was at an Arab university. That was the American University of Beirut, in 40th place.

Other Subjects

QS also ranked programmes in five other social science subjects this year: sociology, social policy and administration, anthropology, communication and media studies, and library and information management. No Arab universities’ programmes in those subjects were ranked.

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