SQU has been ranked 1,353rd globally, 13th amongst the Arab universities and initial amongst Omani universities.
SQU is followed by the University of Nizwa at three,507th in the globe, 102nd in the Arab globe and second in Oman. Sohar University has been ranked four,692nd globally, 172nd at the Arab level and third in Oman, followed by the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) which is ranked four,955th globally, 187th amongst the Arab universities and fourth amongst Omani universities.
In the sub-indices of the ranking that address the high quality of education and study activities in about 25,000 universities and institutes worldwide, SQU scored 642 points in the openness index, 967 points in the presence index, three,474 points in the all round influence index and 1,162 points in the index of excellence.
The webometrics index is the world’s biggest university assessment program covering much more than 20,000 universities. The index is primarily based on scientific study and technical files and is periodically updated each six months in January and July.
The ranking of the very best universities in publishing academic study on the Internet consists of requirements for the publishing web site itself and covers 20 per cent of the size of the web site and 15 per cent for technical files and search output, 15 per cent (for Google scientists) and 50 per cent for hyperlinks and influence size.
Information Source: Muscat Daily