AUB Faculty of Medicine Ranks First in the Arab World

Posted on 4/30/2015

The American University of Beirut has ranked among the world’s elite 300 universities and as the highest-ranking university in the Arab region in the field of medicine according to the 2015 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject released Wednesday April 29th, 2015. When looking beyond the Arab World, the AUB Faculty of Medicine (AUB FM) ranked fifth overall in a broader area spanning across the MENA, GCC, East Europe, North/Central and East Asia, outranking countries such as Russia, India and Turkey to name a few. 

“This is a tremendous achievement,” commented Dr. Mohamed H. Sayegh, VP of Medical Affairs and the Raja N. Khuri Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. “We are so proud of the Faculty of Medicine’s accomplishment. It marks another milestone in our journey of maintaining our leadership position in the healthcare industry across patient care, education and research,” he added. 

The QS Ranking is one of the most prestigious annual university rankings that includes universities from over 140 nations. The rankings are aimed at prospective students seeking to identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field of study. The 2015 QS Rankings by Subject rank the world’s top universities in 36 individual subject areas. 

The QS World University Ranking rates universities on various topics: academic reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, employer reputation and the proportion of international faculty and students. The annual subject rankings are based on surveyed opinions of 85,062 academics and 41,910 employers, alongside analysis of 17.3 million research papers and over 100 million citations.

“It is so great to see that AUB FM recognized internationally for offering the best medical education, training and research in the Arab world. We would not have been able to accomplish this without the hard work and dedication of our faculty, nurses, staff and students,” concluded Dr. Sayegh.

The American University of Beirut moved up a spot in the overall 2014 QS ranking, at 249 moving forward from 250 in 2013 and holding its leadership position among Lebanese Universities. The new university wide rankings will be announced in September 2015. 

The American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) became the first Medical Center in Lebanon and the fourth in the World to receive institutional accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education – International (ACGME-I) in 2014. 

AUBMC is the first and only medical institution in the Middle East to have earned the four international accreditations of JCI, Magnet (twice), CAP and ACGME-I attesting to its superior standards in patient-centered care, nursing, and pathology/laboratory services.

To view the full list of QS University rankings in Medicine please click here​

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