5 Best Universities in the Middle East 2023, Ada from Israel Lifestyle – 7 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – For prospective undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level students who wish to migrate abroad, the Middle East region can be one of the destinations of choice.

Quoting from the QS World University Ranking 2023 report, a number of colleges or universities in the Middle East region are starting to show progress in the world. Interestingly, most of the best universities in the Middle East region are in the Kingdom of King Salman, Saudi Arabia.

The following is a list of the five best universities in the Middle East region.


1. King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Based on the QS World University Ranking 2023, King Abdulaziz University (KAU) is ranked first in the Middle East and 106th in the world.

Launching from Times Higher EducationKing Abdulaziz University is a university founded by King Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud in 1967 in Jeddah.

Initially, King Abdulaziz University had the status of a private university. However, this university which provides a number of scholarships has been converted into a state university since 1974.

“King Abdulaziz University students can receive educational scholarships and free housing,” wrote Times Higher Educationquoted Thursday (19/10/2023).

Currently, King Abdulaziz University has a number of faculties, such as arts and humanities, science and technology, and medicine. Apart from that, this university also offers several courses that are not available at other universities in Saudi Arabia, such as oceanography, meteorology and astronomy.

King Abdulaziz University complies with Islamic regulations implemented in Saudi Arabia, namely by having separate campuses for men and women. On each campus, there are libraries as well as sports and recreation facilities.

2. King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Based on the QS World University Ranking 2023, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals is ranked second best in the Middle East region and 160th in the world.

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals is one of the best research campuses in the Middle East which was founded in 1963.

To support the quality of education, this university located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia collaborates with a number of the best and most well-known universities in the world, such as Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the Technical University of Munich (TU Munich).

Meanwhile, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals’ superior study programs are Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mining and Mineral Engineering, Chemistry and Mathematics.

3. Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

According to the QS World University Ranking 2023, Khalifa University is the third best university in the Middle East region and 181st in the world.

Khalifa University, which was founded in 2007, includes teaching and research in the fields of science, engineering and medicine through three faculties, namely three research institutes, 18 research centers and 36 academic departments.

This university, which is located in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has an average capacity of 15 students per class. This is implemented to maintain quality and balance the ratio between lecturers and students.

4. Qatar University, Qatar

Qatar University is a state university that is in the fourth best position in the Middle East region and 208th in the world.

Currently, Qatar University has ten faculties, including the faculties of arts and sciences, business and economics, engineering, and law.

Apart from offering 47 undergraduate programs, the campus located in Doha, Qatar also has 29 master’s programs, 20 doctoral (PhD) programs, as well as nine diploma and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) programs.

Qatar University students are provided with various facilities on campus, including a library, male and female student activity buildings, a student learning support center, and a student counseling center.

“The language of instruction at Qatar University is Arabic and English,” he wrote Times Higher Education.

5. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

According to the QS World University Ranking 2023 report, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is consistently included in the best ranking lists throughout the world. Currently, the campus ranked 217th in the world has 23 thousand students from 90 countries.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which was founded in 1918 by figures including Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber, and Chaim Weizmann, is ranked 12th worldwide in terms of biotechnology patents and commercial development.

In the past decade, a number of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem faculty and alumni have won seven Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals. Meanwhile, this campus focuses on agriculture, environmental quality, public health, science and technology.

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