Monday, August 16, 2010

No Arab university ranked in top 400

From AFP:
Harvard topped a ranking of world universities published Friday by a Shanghai college for the eighth year running -- a list dominated by US institutions and sharply criticised in Europe.

The University of California at Berkeley was second, followed by Stanford, according to the list of 500 institutions compiled by Jiaotong University's Centre for World-Class Universities, available at www.arwu.org.

The ARWU website is down as of this writing, but Ma'an (Arabic) notes that the top two Arab universities, both in Saudi Arabia, were ranked between 400 and 500, while four Israeli universities are ranked in the top 150.