Jordan University of Science and Technology Participates in the 8th QS Conference for World University Rankings
Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) participated in the eighth QS conference which was held in Manama, Bahrain, from 4-6 March, 2018, and which focused on excellence in university education in the Middle East and Africa. The conference is considered to be the eighth QS MAPLE 2018 for accredited publishers, entitled "Middle East and Africa's Annual Strategic Summit for the Advancement of University Excellence in all its Forms,".
The Acting President of the University, Prof. Khalid El-Salem, said that the University's participation in such events will enhance its position at the international level and will also support the university's efforts to reformulate existing curricula and teaching methods. He pointed out that this is one of the strategic priorities set by the university within its strategic plan for the period 2016-2020, stressing the keenness of the university administration to maintain the university's distinction as one of the best universities in the region.
The university representative at the conference, Dr. Mohammed Al-Wedian, said that such participations will have a positive effect on enriching the university's experience in the field of world university rankings in light of the fact that 50 scientific papers related to this field were presented in the conference.
Dr. Al-Wedian also mentioned that JUST has recently achieved a new qualitative achievement at the level of programs and scientific fields (colleges) according to the classification recently issued by (QS) for the year 2018. Of more than 1,100 universities in 151 countries, the University ranked 396th in the world in "engineering and technology" in addition to its advancement in the programs of mechanical engineering (301-350), electrical engineering (401-451), medicine (401-450) and Computer Science and Information Systems (451-500).
It is worth mentioning that world university rankings are based on four criteria: academic reputation, university recruitment ratings, number of citations per research paper published in SCOPUS database, and H-index, which measures the productivity and degree of impact of published scientific research.