Cairo University has announced that QS World University Rankings, known as British Ranking, revealed in its report on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, on the ranking of best 800 universities around the world for year 2016 that Cairo University occupied the rank 501 globally. The report also revealed that there is a progress in the general ranking of Cairo University compared to the last two years when the university was in the 550-to-600 category regarding its general ranking.
According to QS ranking announced results, Cairo University, being progressed, was classified as one of the top global universities in 8 academic specialties, which are Pharmacy that is globally ranked in the 101-to-150 category, Medicine globally ranked in the 251-to-300 category, Aeronautical and Production Engineering globally ranked in the 201-to-250 category. Biology sciences globally ranked in the 301-to-350 category, Chemistry globally ranked in the 301-to-350 category, Modern Languages globally ranked in the 251-to-300 category, and Computers and Information globally ranked in the 351-to-400 category.
QS World University Rankings mainly depends on surveys on measuring academic reputation, employer reputation based on global survey, student-to-faculty staff ratio, visiting professors, and cited research papers of professors in global scientific journals. Annual QS Rankings started since year 2004.
Prof. Dr.Gaber Nassar, Cairo University President, said that the university endeavors to keep its presence in World University Rankings by devoting more efforts to scientific research, developing educational process, compensating for the marks it loses, because of the large numbers of students, by developing some criteria, including increasing international scientific publications among faculty staff. Nassar added that the university kept its presence in Chinese ranking as one of the best 500 universities at world level, and it progressed in Spanish ranking throughout the last two years as well. He referred to the global excellence of the university in a number of academic specialties as shown by the British Ranking in the report of this year and the year before.
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