Cairo University among top 25% institutions in QS World Rankings 2024

Amr Kandil , Friday 30 Jun 2023

Cairo University, established for 115 years, climbed 184 spots in the QS World University Rankings 2024, now ranking in the top 25 percent of global educational institutions.

Cairo University
File Photo: The main building of Cairo University. Al-Ahram



In the QS World University Rankings 2024, Cairo University surpassed the American University in Cairo (AUC), with a rank of 371, up from 551-560 in 2023. Meanwhile, AUC dropped one spot to 415 on the 2024 list.

Cairo University, which has 28 faculties and institutions, serves Arab and international students and researchers through education and research services. QS World University Ranking 2024 reports around 200,000 students, including 10,572 international students, attend the university.

15 Egyptian universities on the list

The QS World University Rankings 2024 includes 1,500 institutions in 104 locations worldwide, featuring 15 Egyptian universities on the list.

Quacquarelli Symonds, a global higher education analyst, publishes the ranking annually since 2004. The ranking includes indicators such as academic reputation, faculty-student ratio, and sustainability.

Ain Shams University, a public university in Egypt, improved its rank from the 801-1000 range in 2023 to the 721-730 range on the current QS World University Rankings list.

Public Alexandria University improved its ranking from 1001-1200 in 2023 to 901-950, while Mansoura University moved up from 1201-1400 to 1001-1200 on the current QS World University Rankings.

Public Assiut University and Future University in Egypt maintained their positions in the 1001-1200 category.

Public Al-Azhar University, Helwan University, Suez Canal University, Tanta University, and Zagazig University, along with private universities British University in Egypt (BUE) and German University in Cairo (GUC), maintained their positions in the 1201-1400 category.

The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport made its debut on the QS World University Rankings after several years, bringing the total number of ranked universities to 15 in 2024, up from 14 in the previous year.

The Egyptian universities' progress in the QS ranking 2024 resulted from measures such as training on international academic publishing, according to a statement by the Ministry of Higher Education on Thursday.

The Ministry of Higher Education emphasized the universities' efforts to motivate researchers in different fields to publish their studies in renowned international journals.

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