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Four Iraqi universities achieve competitive positions in the Times World Ranking

32 2021-09-04

Iraqi Palm Agency- Special


Thursday, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research announced that four Iraqi universities have achieved competitive positions in the Times World Ranking.

Furthermore the ministry said in a statement followed by the Iraqi Palm website, "To confirm the international academic reputation and commitment to the requirements of quality and academic accreditation at the level of institutional and program performance, and in implementation of the policy and methodology of the independence of university institutions, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research announces that the Iraqi universities have enabled and succeeded in enhancing their position in the international rankings, as the universities of technology have achieved Baghdad, Basra and Al-Mustansiriya are advanced competitive positions within the results of the Times World Classification in its version for the year 2022, which ranked more than 1,600 universities from 99 countries.

The ministry added that "the University of Technology has provided more than 200 ranks within the 801 + category in the world after it was classified in the last year's version within the 1000 + category, while the universities of Baghdad, Basra and Al-Mustansiriya came within the 1201 + category."

She pointed out that "according to the results of the 2022 edition, which indicated the entry of Al-Mustansiriya University for the first time in the Times classification, the data of more than two thousand and one hundred international universities were analyzed and the classification of more than one thousand and six hundred universities from ninety-nine countries."

It is worth noting that the British Times World Classification adopts five main scientific criteria for evaluating and grading universities: scientific research at 30%, education at 30%, citations at 30%, international outlook 7.5%, and knowledge transfer (return from industry) 2.5%.

The Iraqi public and private universities and colleges have their presence and their escalating competition in international rankings, especially the (The Times) classification, in which there are currently four Iraqi universities, the (QS) classification, in which there are five universities, the (Scimago) classification, in which there are twenty-two universities, and the (Greenmetric) classification, which Sixty-one Iraqi universities entered it, and the URAP classification, in which four Iraqi universities are present, and added to it the Webometrics classification, which recorded the attendance and competition of eighty-two Iraqi universities and colleges, while the scientific research index in global publishing containers showed that Iraq ranked forty-fifth globally and sixth in the Middle East The third is Arab.


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