Princess Sumaya University for Technology has recorded a new achievement by becoming the second ranked Jordanian university, after the University of Jordan, and remaining in the (801-1000) category globally, in the QS World University Rankings 2022. This marks an improvement of 6% in its position in this category, despite the 10% increase in the number of universities included in the rankings this year.
PSUT also ranked first nationally in the criterion of the ratio of the number of published research papers to the number of faculty members. It also moved ahead in the criteria of the rate of scientific research citations per faculty member, the number of international students, and the reputation of graduates in the labor market and employers’ satisfaction with them.
The President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, said that the University has made progress in this important classification for the third consecutive year, despite its small size and the fact that it doesn’t have a medical school. He emphasized that PSUT is on a quest to be among the top 500 international universities in the coming years.
Al-Refai added that the achievement comes purely as a result of the efforts made by the entire PSUT staff, including both the academic and administrative bodies, and under the guidance of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of its Board of Trustees, who urged for the enactment of legislation that would motivate researchers. He clarified that the number of research works published in the name of PSUT has quadrupled in the past four years according to global Scopus research databases.
Al-Refai highlighted the fact that PSUT is unique among Jordanian private universities in granting its faculty members sabbatical leave, which has had a positive impact on the University's superior ranking.
Notably, PSUT recently obtained five stars in the international QS Stars evaluation in the field of education and e-learning. It was also awarded five stars, at one go, in the QS Stars Rating last year. Furthermore, the University holds the American accreditation ABET for the King Hussein School of Computing Sciences and the King Abdullah II School of Engineering, as well as AACSB accreditation for all disciplines of King Talal School of Business Technology at the Bachelor's and Master's levels.
The international QS World University Rankings are issued by the British company, Quacquarelli Symonds, which specializes in higher education, and is one of the three most important university rankings in the world. The QS system adopts criteria that reflect the quality of educational and research aspects and the university’s impact in the local and global arenas.