The American University in Cairo (AUC) has dropped in university rankings worldwide by 20 according to the QS World University Rankings of 2016/2017, while Cairo University has dropped by 50.
The AUC dropped from number 345 in 2015 to number 365 in 2016, while Cairo University dropped from 501-550 in 2015 to 551-600 in 2016.
The AUC is still ranked the fifth university in the Arab region and Cairo University is the 10th. Ain Shams University is ranked number 12 in the Arab region and Alexandria University is number 14.
The number one university in the Arab region is King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, while the top spot worldwide is held by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).