The international Quacquarelli Symonds Company (QS), which specializes in the field of ranking higher education institutions, honored Princess Sumaya University for Technology for its success in obtaining, a few months ago, five stars in the QS Stars Ratings, and in all its categories. PSUT was the first Jordanian university to receive such an evaluation without going through its different stages, and the first in the region to obtain five stars for each evaluation category.
The honor came at the virtual conference entitled “The Future Today: Sustainable Growth Towards 2030”, which was organized by the company and held in Dubai between 23-25 March 2021, in cooperation with Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University and Al Ain University. A number of university presidents and experts participated in the conference with the aim of researching the innovative goals of Arab educational institutions for the next ten years.
The President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, who contributed his remarks during the conference discussion sessions, expressed his happiness with the great honor, appreciating its added value and its impact on the global reputation of the University which is striving to take its place among the top 500 international universities in the coming years.
Al-Refai also said that, under the guidance of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University's Board of Trustees, the University was keen to consolidate and redouble the efforts which made it deserving of such a great global evaluation.
The QS Stars Rating is an evaluation system for the performance of universities around the world, developed by the QS Intelligence Unit in 2010, and provides more in-depth and accurate assessments, and adopts a set of standards represented in teaching and scientific research, employment at the university, social responsibility, the standard of universality and inclusiveness, and facilities that reflect the quality of services and facilities available for students, in addition to the standard of community service.
Notably, PSUT, according to the QS World University Rankings for 2020, ranked first locally and 15th out of 1,300 universities in the Arab region, in the criterion of the ratio of the number of published research papers to the number of faculty members. All of the University’s Schools have received international accreditation: King Talal School of Business Technology has been granted membership of the AACSB, while King Abdullah II School of Engineering and King Hussein School of Computing Sciences both hold ABET accreditation.