In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018, published on February 28th, the University of Jordan (UJ) ranked among the best universities in the world in three scientific areas and four academic subjects.
In addition to the 46 disciplines, the ranking analyzed two new subjects this year (Classics and Ancient History and Library and Information Management).
The results were presented by UJ President, Prof. Azmi Mahafzah in a public event on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
According to Mahafzah, UJ was listed as one of the top 500 universities in the world in the fields of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Management, and Engineering and Technology.
In academic subjects, the President said that UJ ranked among the top 300 universities worldwide in pharmacy, the top 350 in mechanical engineering, the top 450 in computer science and information technology, and the top 500 in medicine.
The ranking analyzes and assesses universities throughout the world according to a number of indicators, including academic reputation, employer reputation, the number of citations per scientific publication, and the H index.
The UJ's disciplines which were included in the ranking are internationally accredited by international accreditation bodies, such as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM), and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
Its noteworthy that UJ has been ranked among the top 2.1% universities worldwide, and in the top 551 – 600 universities in the 2017/18 QS World University Rankings.
UJ also ranked in the 390th place worldwide in terms of academic reputation, and in the 267th place in terms of employer reputation.
As part of UJ's 2017- 2022 strategic plan, measures were taken to further improve and develop education and research at the university underpinned by a long-term ambition to reserve a spot among the world's best higher education institutions.
Advancing learning and teaching and developing a high quality research system are at the heart of UJ's strategic priorities. Much has been accomplished so far in shifting to interactive and innovative blended learning, including the introduction of new compulsory courses aimed at equipping students with the skills, values and mentality they need to innovate and unleash their creative potentials. In addition, UJ has been investing in the capacity building of its academic and administrative staff through targeted training workshops and developing a new internal quality assurance system to insure the delivery of quality academic practices at all levels.
Furthermore, a new methodology for scientific research has been issued in 2017, which lead to the establishment of a Scientific Research Council that is responsible for the coordination of all scientific research within the university and establishing a research policy to promote, support and fund research activities at the university.