Posted on March 18, 2020

Qatar University (QU) ranked in two subject areas out of five, according to the tenth edition of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking by Subjects 2020.

On the QS World University Ranking broad five subject areas, QU is listed and ranked in two, Engineering and Technology: Ranked 323 globally (up from 401-450 in 2019) and Social Sciences and Management: Listed for the first time and ranked 451-500. The tenth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject includes 1,368 universities, from 83 locations, assessed across 48 subjects. QU has been ranked in eight topics which includes, Accounting & Finance; Business & Management Studies; Chemistry; Computer Science & Information Systems; Engineering – Chemical; Engineering - Electrical & Electronic; Engineering- Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing and Medicine.

The ranking of the eight topics are;

  • Chemical Engineering, ranked 251-300
  • Computer Science and Information Systems, ranked 251-300
  • Electrical and Electronics, ranked 301-350
  • Mechanical Engineering, ranked 301-350
  • Business and Management Studies; ranked 351-400
  • Accounting and Finance, ranked 251-300
  • Medicine, listed for the first time and ranked 501-550
  • Chemistry, listed for the first time and ranked 551-600

Qatar University ranked 276 in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings for world universities in 2020, rising up the scale by 56 positions in one year.

Commenting on this accomplishment, QU President Dr Hassan Al Derham said: “This is a prestigious moment for QU to be ranked in two subject areas out of five at the tenth edition of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking by Subjects 2020. Being recognized in two educational fields; Engineering and Technology and Social Sciences and Management globally shows the quality of education being provided at Qatar University. The rise by 56 positions in one year signifies the commitment of QU towards its five-year strategy (2018-2022) which maps out the routes to achieving continuing performance excellence.”

We are proud to mention that Medicine and Chemistry subjects are listed for the first time, ranking 501-550 and 551-600 globally which encourages us to strive more for in the direction of excellence. Our main objective is to prepare national leaders and develop the national human capital towards building a knowledge-based economy. We look forward to consistently increasing our recognition in more subjects in coming years among the top universities in the region and worldwide.” 

QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The QS system comprises the global overall and subject rankings (which name the world's top universities for the study of 48 different subjects and five composite faculty areas), alongside five independent regional tables (Asia, Latin America, Emerging Europe and Central Asia, the Arab Region, and BRICS).

The QS World University Rankings continue to enjoy a remarkably consistent methodological framework, compiled using six simple metrics that effectively capture university performance. Thus, universities continue to be evaluated according to the following six metrics: Academic reputation (40%), Employer reputation (10%), Citations per faculty (20%), Faculty/student ratio (20%), International faculty (5%), and International student ratio (5%)