President of the University of Benghazi (UoB), Dr. Ezzeldin Al-Darsi, met with the President of Alexandria University, Abdel-Aziz Konsowa where they agreed to prepare a memorandum of understanding between the two universities. This is in order to open up prospects for joint cooperation with regard to postgraduate and doctoral studies.
During the meeting, solutions to a number of issues were proposed through the available capabilities of the UoA. Foremost of which was the joint scientific research between the two universities. The agreement will also enable UoB students to study at UoA for one semester. Additionally, faculty members will exchange experiences to benefit from supervising theses.
UoB was ranked as the top Libyan university in the QS rankings of 2022.
Dr. 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.