QS Classification Ranks Benghazi University First in Libya

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The University of Benghazi (UoB) was ranked as the top Libyan university in the QS rankings of 2022.

The President of UoB, Dr. Ezzeldin Al-Darsi, received an invitation to participate in the QS classification ceremony, between 13-14 October at Zayed University in Dubai, UAE. This is issued by the British company Quacquarelli Symonds, which originally published its rankings through the publications of Times Higher Education from 2004 to 2009 under the name ‘The World University Rankings by The Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds.’

QS issues an annual report in which it ranks more than 30,000 universities around the world, according to academic and scientific standards. A comparison is made of the 500 largest universities, to issue a directory of universities, by relying on evaluation criteria that address the structure of each of these institutes.

The QS classification claims it does not deal with superficial indicators that may hide the more complex conditions within each university. Rather, it analyses various components to assess the level of education provided by the universities.

The classification also depends on the quality of the universities’ basic and applied research, and the description of the capabilities of their graduates in the basic educational stages. It also pays attention to the universities international stature.

In order to put these criteria in the form of variables whose indicators can be measured, the classification has set weights for its main tools in evaluating universities. Many international universities praise this evaluation, which has become a measure to develop their performance and reach greater global prominence.

Notably, the University of Benghazi is a public university in Benghazi, Libya. It is one of the most important institutes of higher education in the country, and was founded in 1955 as the University of Libya.