Egypt Independent

Cairo University jumps 150 spots on Times Higher Education computer science rankings



Cairo University ranked in the 251 to 300 group in the field of computer science for the

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, jumping 150 spots and recording 30 percent progress from the previous year, for which the university was in the 401 to 500 category.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Times Higher Education (THE) magazine.

Jumping one hundred fifty rankings in the Times world rankings in the field of computer science is a major achievement, said President of Cairo University Mohamed Othman al-Khesht, adding that the university maintains its presence among prestigious international universities in various other fields.

The achievement was made through strategic planning and management efforts by the university’s professors and researchers, he said.

The Times Ranking is one of the most important international rankings of universities, with rigorous criteria that measure 13 indicators of the institution’s performance in teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international expectations, said Khesht.

Cairo University has achieved unprecedented progress on other international rankings this year as well, such as in the Shanghai Chinese classification, for which it ranked for the first time in its history in the category of 301 to 400, Khesht mentioned.

Cairo University also advanced in the English QS classification in a number of disciplines by 110 percent and approached the world’s top 100 cap in pharmaceutical sciences, he added.

Cairo University ranked first in Egypt on the Spanish classification of universities Webometrics in July 2019, and jumped 176 ranks globally in six months on the same ranking, a rise of 20 percent.

It also ranked 452 out of 1,000 universities on the Center for World University Rankings classification.

Egyptian universities recorded advanced rankings on the Spanish classification Scimago, and ranked in the Leiden Dutch classification 341 globally.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm