Doha: Qatar University (QU) has been ranked 48th in Telecommunication Engineering subject in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018, making a significant leap on its last yearâ€™s ranking, where it has been ranked in the range of 51-75 best universities.
For the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018, more than 4000 universities are assessed from 83 different countries and ranked in 54 subjects across five broad areas, natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences.
The Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects is heavily focusing on research productivity and based on publications in related journals. The ranking calculations are based not only on the total number of publications, but also on citations and the percentage of publications produced in collaboration with industry partners. The publication threshold is different for different subjects. Bibliometric data are collected from InCites database.
Other QU ranked subjects include Chemical Engineering (151-200), Computer Science & Engineering (201-300), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (201-300), Energy Science & Engineering (201-300), Materials Science & Engineering (201-300), and Chemistry (401-500).
Commenting on this achievement, QU President Dr Hassan Al Derham said: “Qatar University has been achieving remarkable progress in the universities ranking over many years so far. We are proud of the achievement accomplished by the University as concluded by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy Group in its Ranking of World Universities Scientific Specialties in 2018. This development definitely reflects and affirms the compatibility of our programs with the best international standards. Moreover, it is also an outcome of the partnerships which QU entered into with local and international institutions. These partnerships undoubtedly enrich QUâ€™s offerings and programs; they contribute to the Institutionâ€™s commitment of providing high quality academic and research outputs as well as responding to the local and regional needs while adhering to the best international standards and world practices”.
Source: The Peninsula Qatar