Posted on January 08, 2018

Qatar University, in collaboration with Times Higher Education (THE), hosts a high-level masterclass on “THE World University Rankings” on 16 January 2018 at Qatar University campus, in the presence of international, regional and local university’s leaders. This exclusive one-day masterclass will provide an exclusive and detailed exploration of the region’s universities’ strengths and opportunities using previously unpublished data from THE.

The masterclass will be presented by THE Editorial Director, Global Rankings, Phil Baty, who will cover how the World University Rankings are constructed and which data are collected, along with the details of THE methodologies. The masterclass will also provide an exclusive access to previously unseen data on different regions and will advise on how to interpret universities data to evaluate current performances. Furthermore, THE future plans for teaching excellence will be discussed.

Dr Hassan Al Derham, President of Qatar University, said: “Qatar University is committed to its goal to reach academic and research excellence through hosting such high-level masterclass with THE. As the rankings of higher education institutions have become more popular and valuable, we understand how these rankings affect the quality and level of services universities across the globe provide to their students and the wider community.” “This high-level masterclass will be a great opportunity for leaders of participating universities to highlight issues related to the results of the current rankings and to set new standards for rapid growth in the region in terms of education, research, and economics, in addition to enhancing the success and achievements of students.” Dr Al Derham added.

Phil Baty, THE Editorial Director, Global Rankings, said: “Times Higher Education is committed to transparency and accountability in rankings, and our business is geared to helping universities use our data and insights to improve their performance, so we are delighted to be bringing our data ‘masterclass’ to Qatar. At this exclusive, invitation-only session, we will be taking a much deeper look at the performance data we have on universities in the Arab world, and will be consulting with university leaders on how rankings and our performance indicators can evolve to best meet the developmental needs of institutions in the region.”

“We are thrilled to be working once more with Qatar University, which hosted our inaugural MENA universities summit back in 201