In its accelerating march toward excellence, Princess Sumaya University for Technology has notched up a new achievement by taking first place in the country and 16th out of 1300 universities in the Arab region in the 2020 QS University Rankings. PSUT is placed first in Jordan regarding the ratio of the number of published research papers to the number of faculty members, and it falls within the first 500 international universities regarding the number of foreign students. There has also been a noticeable increase in the index of employer satisfaction with its graduates.
PSUT ranked third locally, after the University of Jordan and JUST, in the 801-1000 global category of the QS Rankings for the year 2020-2021. Notably, the University witnessed an increase of 40% in the number of published researches compared to last year, with the percentage of citations from research carried out by PSUT faculty members tripling.
PSUT’s President, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, pointed out that this is the second consecutive year in which the University features in this important international classification, despite its small size and the absence of a medical school. He confirmed the University’s ongoing determination to place itself among the top 500 international universities in the coming years.
Prof. Al-Refai indicated that the achievement is the result of efforts made by the entire University, including all administrative and academic staff, under the guidance of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of its Board of Trustees, to enact legislation that motivates researchers. He clarified that the number of research works published on behalf of the University has quadrupled since 2014, according to the Scopus global research databases.
Notably, the University is distinguished by having obtained the American ABET accreditation for most of its programs in Engineering and Computing Sciences. More recently, the School of Business Technology was awarded the American AACSB accreditation for all disciplines at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, making PSUT the first among Jordanian universities to receive this accreditation.
It is noteworthy that the University, in its support of scientific research, distinguished itself among Jordanian private universities by granting members of its teaching staff sabbatical leave from the time it was founded. This has served to increase its researchers’ international cooperation network, which has had a positive impact on the University's superior ranking in the classifications.
The QS World University Rankings, issued by the British company Quacquarelli Symonds, specializes in higher education, and is one of the three most important rankings for universities around the world. It measures criteria that reflect the quality of educational and research aspects and the impact of the university in the local and global space.