The Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) has improved on its world ranking in the QS World University Rankings 2022 reaching a high of 368. It’s a jump of seven places from the 2021 QS ranking.
Featuring 1,300 universities from around the world, this year’s rankings saw an increase of 145 new universities over 2021. Each institution has been assessed according to six key metrics: Academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/ student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio and international student ratio.
SQU has worked hard on the international rankings through continuous work to maintain the development of performance indicators and worked this year to align its classification strategy with the Oman Vision 2040.
Among the most important things that the university has done this year is enhancing academic excellence by encouraging all members of the academic staff to participate in scientific research and to publish their scientific papers continuously.
The focus is also on creating a job satisfaction index through better communication with university graduates and their employers to investigate the quality of their practical experience and the extent of their employers’ satisfaction with their performance.
The university has also encouraged publishing of research by academic staff members by rewards for publication in highly reputable scientific journals. It has also worked on other metrics related to faculty, faculty/student ratio and international student ratio.
The top ten universities in the ranking include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US; University of Oxford, UK; Stanford University, US; University of Cambridge, UK; Harvard University, US; California Institute of Technology (Caltech), US; Imperial College London, UK; ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Switzerland; University College London, UK; and University of Chicago, US.