Cairo University jumped 100 ranks to reach the 301-400-category place in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) of Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.
Cairo University highlighted in a statement that ARWU has been presenting the world’s top 500 universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data, and been recognized as the most reliable and trustworthy source of global university rankings.
Mohamed Othman al-Khesht, President of Cairo University, pointed out that Cairo University allocated large budgets for scientific research and rewards for researchers, as well as promoting internal competition between colleges for scientific research.
“This success comes for the first time in the history of Egyptian universities,” he said.
The university collaborated with international scientific magazines such as JAR magazine, which ranked fifth globally in the latest classification of the most influential journals.
Other Egyptian universities that were also included the ranking include Ain Shams and Alexandria universities, which were ranked in the 701-800, category, followed by Mansoura University, which was placed in the 801-900 category.
The top 5 universities in the ranking are Harvard university, Stanford university, University of Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and University of California, Berkeley.