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The University of Jordan Climbs to 368th in the QS World University Rankings

Jun 15,2024 - Last updated at Jun 15,2024

In a significant leap forward, and as a result of great effort, the University of Jordan (UJ) has climbed to the 368th position in the prestigious QS World University Rankings. This remarkable achievement demonstrates the university's commitment to academic excellence, innovative research, and global engagement.

The QS World University Rankings, compiled by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds, is one of the most widely respected measures of university performance. The ranking evaluates institutions based on a variety of metrics, including academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio.

The University of Jordan's ascent in the rankings highlights several key areas of strength and improvement. Firstly, its dedicated faculty, whose research and teaching have received increasing recognition both locally and internationally, have bolstered the university's academic reputation. UJ’s faculty members are involved in research that addresses some of the world's most pressing challenges, from environmental sustainability to technological innovation.

Moreover, the university's enhanced employer reputation signifies the growing trust and respect that employers worldwide have for UJ graduates. Alumni from the University of Jordan are making impactful contributions across various industries, and their success stories have played a pivotal role in elevating the institution’s standing on the global stage.

The university's strategic focus on internationalization has also paid dividends. By fostering partnerships with universities and research institutions across the globe, UJ has created opportunities for collaborative research, student exchanges, and joint academic programs. This international outlook not only enriches the academic experience for students and staff but also ensures that the university remains at the forefront of global educational trends.

The improved faculty-student ratio is another notable factor. By investing in the recruitment of highly qualified faculty and improving academic resources, UJ ensures that students receive personalized attention and mentorship, fostering an environment conducive to academic and personal growth.

The University of Jordan's rise in the QS World University Rankings is a testament to its dedication to quality education and research. This achievement is not only a source of pride for the university community, but for the entire community. It signals to prospective students, faculty, and international partners that UJ is a leading institution capable of providing a world-class education.

As the University of Jordan continues to climb the ranks, it reaffirms its mission to nurture future leaders, innovators, and scholars who will contribute positively to society. This milestone is a clear indicator that UJ is on a trajectory of excellence, poised to achieve even greater heights in the years to come.

Nathir Obeidat is President of the University of Jordan
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