Only very few Universities in Islamic countries are among the 400 best Universities of the world.

Here is a link to the world’s best universities:

Glancing through the list I found only 7 Universities among the world’s best 400 that are located in Islamic countries, 3 of them in Malaysia, one each in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, UAE and Oman.

I saw ‘King Saud University’ as Nr. 200 in the list!!!

and: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) as Nr. 279. and American University of Beirut as Nr. 300.

and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) as Nr. 335, United Arab Emirates University as Nr. 338

and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) as Nr. 358

and Sultan Qaboos University, Oman as Nr. 377.


and, other Muslim countries: Shame on you!

and, members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at: When are you starting your Universities?

5 replies

  1. Please, no Saudi university is among the ‘best’ universities in the world.

    The Saudis have the money to game the metrics in these evaluations. For example, paying research active foreigners for a meaningless appointment at Prince Whatever U so that publications by the foreigner show up as research at PWU.

    Also, ‘best’ likely has no meaning. Best at what? Producing broad-minded individuals? Best at producing specialists? How do you compare a place like Brown to Cal Tech. Both great institutions, but doing very different things.

  2. Thanks Genevieve, actually I think The Muslim Times is not yet on Twitter, but you remind us that we should ‘go with them times’ and ‘tweet ahead’. Inshallah we shall make this move soon.

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