The British “Times” magazine issued the 2023 edition of its annual ranking of universities and institutes of international higher education, a classification that the magazine has published regularly since 2010, and is considered the largest and largest of its kind in the world, as it includes more than 1,600 universities from about 100 countries around the world.

The classification of the year 2023 witnessed that Kuwait University’s ranking remained in its place within the category from 801 to 1000, which is the ranking that the university has occupied since 2019, while it was within the category from 601 to 800 in the previous years’ rankings, reports a local Arabic daily.

According to the classification, the university scored 18.2 percent on the standard of teaching, 10.2 percent on the standard of research, 61.2 percent on the standard of academic citations and citations, 38.9 percent on the standard of industrial income, and 68.5 on the standard of reputation in the international view of the university.

Within the sub-indicators of the classification, Kuwait University scored 15.2 on the number of students per faculty member index, and the percentage of foreign students at the university was 15 percent, and the rate of 76 percent for male students compared to 24 percent for female students, while the total university students reached 24 thousand and 680 students.

Globally, the British University of Oxford ranked first, and its counterpart Imperial College London ranked tenth, while American universities ranked the eight between them, respectively: Harvard University, Cambridge University, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Caltech, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley Branch, and Yale University.

It is noteworthy that the “Times” magazine’s classification of international universities and institutes of higher education depends mainly on measuring 13 academic indicators aimed at measuring the performance of higher education institutions in four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and the international view of the university.

The classification is also based on questionnaires and surveys of opinions and assessments from university researchers around the world.

The ranking is based on a methodology that in turn relies on 13 aggregated attributes that fall into five categories: Teaching (30 percent of the final grade), research (30 percent), citations for university or research institution research (32.5 percent), international standing (5 percent), then the size of the university’s income (2.5 percent).

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