Cairo University (Reuters)
Cairo University’s ranking has developed by 20% from last year and we are among the best 1.5% of all universities in the world in the 2021 ARWU, El-Khosht said.
The Egyptian university was enlisted among the best 401-500 global universities in 2021, according to the ARWU.
ARWU, also known as Shanghai Ranking, is considered one of the most authoritative sources to list global universities’ reputations alongside the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking.
The ranking lists the most prestigious 1,000 universities worldwide after examining 30,000 universities, whereas Cairo University, founded in 1908, was the in the lead among the listed Egyptian universities in the ranking.
El-Khosht said that Cairo University is constant in achieving progress in the file of world universities rankings proving the old-established university’s significance on the local, regional, and international levels.
In 2021, Cairo University was listed among the world’s top 100 in five scientific majors, according to the QS World University Rankings.
El-Khosht highlighted that the nearest Egyptian university in the 2022 Shanghai ranking came 200 places behind Cairo University.
America’s leading university Harvard topped the ranking in 2022.
El-Khosht noted that Cairo University has implemented several plans to become a global university, stressing that the university has worked during the last five years to achieve this goal.
He elaborated that the university focused on developing policies concerning international scientific publications of its teaching staff and prestigious scientific periodicals as well as improving current faculties and adding new ones along with building labs and getting international accreditations for its programs.
He referred that all of these efforts attracted international cooperation programs to support the various activities of the university besides attracting the best students to enroll in the university’s programs.
Shanghai ranking, firstly published in 2003, is conducted annually by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (CWCU).