Taroudant - Morocco’s University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad was featured in the Top-50 places of the Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2015 – the World’s Only Independent Ranking ofiIts Kind.
Taroudant – Morocco’s University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad was featured in the Top-50 places of the Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2015 – the World’s Only Independent Ranking ofiIts Kind.
This year’s World University Ranking by Times Higher Education includes only three Arab institutions in a list of the world’s best 100 universities.
Morocco’s University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad jumped from 83rd last year to 50th, United Arab Emirates University moved up from 76th to 71st and the American University of Sharjah in the UAE, moved from 84 to 79.
Two Chinese universities namely Peking University, founded in 1898, and Tsinghua University topped the ranking followed by University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Being the only university in the Maghreb included in the ranking, the Moroccan university is ahead of several Russian institutions and other leading universities of the United Arab Emirates, Brazil, China, Taiwan or South Africa.
The University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad earned its high score thanks to the impact of its research department.
Like other MENA universities, Cadi Ayyad University “doesn’t seem to have a very strong reputation,” said Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, “but the hard data shows they are having an impact.”
The latest Times Higher Education World List Rankings 2014-2015 issued last October ranked Cadi Ayyad University 301 worldwide.
The ranking takes into account the quality of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, using 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators.
Founded in 1978, Cadi Ayyad University takes its name from one of the seven saints of Marrakech. The university branched out to Marrakech eight institutions, Essaouira one institution, Safi three institutions and Kalaat Sraghna one institution.
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