This month’s spotlight focuses on the recent success of UJ’s ranking internationally. Recently, the University of Jordan (UJ) has been awarded an overall rating of 5 Stars by the QS Stars ranking of the British 'QS Intelligence Unit', one of top three major rating systems worldwide.
In the recently concluded audit of Quaquarelli Symonds (QS), UJ also received the highest rating - 5 stars- in 6 important categories; Inclusiveness, Innovation, Teaching, Internationalization, Facilities and Employability.
There are currently only three Arab universities with the five-star rating. According to the QS rating, five-star universities are generally world-class institutions with a high reputation. UJ was awarded the rating of 4 Stars in 2017.
Relatedly, the 2019 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject ranked UJ among the best universities in the world in three scientific areas and eight academic subjects.
UJ achieved excellent results in significant subjects such as medicine, pharmacy, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry, agriculture, business, and computer science and information systems.
Discipline wise, UJ achieved a global ranking in three of them: engineering and technology, social and administrative sciences, and arts and humanities.
UJ ranked 373th globally in the field of engineering and technology, ranked 343th globally in the field of Social Sciences and Management and 398th worldwide in Arts and Humanities.
At the level of subjects, UJ was ranked 401-450 globally in Medicine, 251-300 in Pharmacy, 301-350 in Mechanical Engineering, and in the field of computer science and information systems UJ was place in 301-350 band.
Moreover, four new subjects have entered the world list in this year's edition. In electrical engineering, UJ was ranked 351-400 globally; in chemistry it was rated 451-500; whereas in agriculture, Business Science and Management, UJ was ranked in the 301-350 category.
In a related issue, UJ has been ranked among the world's top 151-200 universities by the Times Higher Education (THE) Golden Age University Rankings 2019.
This year’s Golden Age list features 271 universities, up from 200 last year, from more than 44 countries.
The Golden Age ranking, which classifies world universities established between 1945 and 1967, uses the same methodology as the THE World University Rankings.
The ranking uses 13 performance indicators including teaching, research, industry engagement, and income.
Furthermore, in the Shanghai Ranking: Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, the University's School of Dentistry and School of Nursing were ranked amongst the best 500 universities worldwide in its 2019 edition.
The results showed that UJ ranked 151/200 in Nursing and among 201/300 in Dentistry worldwide. The Accreditation and Quality Assurance Center in the University explained that this ranking is based on five criteria: amount of published research for the University in a major in Web of Science, amount of scientific research published for the University in the most influential magazines pertaining to the major, amount of citations a research has in a major compared with the amount of global citations of a major that will be ranked, international cooperation of the University in the field of research with scholars from international universities in the same major, and lastly, the amount of international prizes the academic scholars attained in the ranked major.