Saudi universities continued to achieve advanced ranks in the British Times classification for the year 2021 AD, globally, Arab and locally.
King Abdulaziz University ranked first in the Arab world and locally, in the 201st globally, Al-Faisal National University ranked second locally, 51 Arabs and 251st globally, and King Saud University ranked eighth in the Arab world, third locally and 401 globally.
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals ranked fifth in the Arab world, fourth locally and among 501 globally, and King Khalid University ranked 44th in the Arab world, fifth locally, and among 501 globally, while King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ranked third in the Arab world, and Prince Muhammad bin Fahd National University ranked fourth in the Arab world. And Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal University is ranked sixth locally and 61 Arabs.
King Saud University for Health Sciences also ranked seventh locally, ranked 51st among Arabs and among 801 globally, King Faisal University eighth locally, and ranked 35th among Arabs and among 1,000 universities globally, and Qassim University among 1,000 universities globally, ninth locally and among 81 Arabs.
While Umm Al-Qura University ranked 14th in the Arab world and 10th locally and among 1000 universities globally, Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University ranked 12th in the Arab world, Prince Sultan National University ranked 47th among Arabs, and Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University among 81 Arabs.
It is noteworthy that the “Times” classification depends in its evaluation of universities on several indicators, including: “the volume of innovation, the number of PhD holders, the number of bachelor’s degree holders, the university’s income, the institution’s reputation in research, and the number of annual research papers.”