For the fifth consecutive year, Princess Sumaya University for Technology has maintained its top position nationally regarding the ratio of the number of published research papers to the number of faculty members in the QS Arab University Rankings, 2023, the results of which were announced at the QS Arab Forum held in Dubai and attended by presidents, deputies, and representatives of Arab universities.
According to the rankings, PSUT came in 1st place overall among Jordanian private universities, 3rd at the national level, and 42nd among Arab universities, placing it among the best 22% of Arab universities.
PSUT also advanced in the criteria of the number of faculty members with PhDs, the number of international students, the influence of the web, the global research network, and the university’s academic and employment reputation.
PSUT’s Acting President, Prof. Wejdan Abu Elhaija, pointed out the importance of this achievement of taking the lead in scientific research, which is one of the most important assessment axes, indicating that it is a result of the university’s earnest, tireless work. PSUT pursues a policy of focusing on the quality of scientific research, and publishing in the most prestigious international journals.
Prof. Abu Elhaija emphasized that the university is following an enhanced strategy for scientific research, and for this reason it has developed regulations surrounding faculty members’ promotion and evaluation. The strategy involves forming research teams, which has raised the level of scientific research and greatly increased the publication of its outputs over the past seven years.
Addressing PSUT’s aspirations for the next stage, Abu Elhaija hinted at the goal of becoming a research university, with the expansion of graduate programs, and stepping up the pace to join the ranks of the top 500 universities worldwide.
PSUT advanced to 2nd place nationally in the QS University Rankings 2023 and received five stars across the board in the international QS Stars Rating axes, in addition to the field of education and e-learning. This year, PSUT was ranked 73rd globally in the criterion of graduate employment success, according to the QS World University Rankings.