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RIYADH: Five Saudi universities have been added to the QS World University Rankings 2022, bringing the total number to 14 from just nine in 2019.

Three Saudi universities also moved up the rankings, King Abdulaziz University, King Saud University and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, ranking between 51 and 319 in the world in engineering, technology, medicine, science social and management.

The increase in the Kingdom’s figures is largely due to the Ministry of Education’s efforts to improve educational outcomes as part of Vision 2030.

King Abdulaziz University ranked 51 in the QS Index for 2022, up 125 positions since 2019, to become one of the top 100 international universities in the field of engineering and technology.

It ranked 109th globally in Medicine, moving up 94 places over the same period, while it ranked 104th in Social Sciences and Management, up 245 places, and finally moved up 102 places in humanities and arts, ranking 271st globally.

King Saud University ranked 185 globally in Engineering and Technology, moving up 80 ranks from 2019, and also ranked 171 globally in Medicine, moving up 83 squares. In addition to being ranked 319 globally in social sciences and management, it has moved up 57 places since 2019.

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals ranked 87th in the list of Top 100 Engineering and Technology Universities, moving up 83 places from the 2019 QS Index. The university also moved up 119 places in the natural sciences compared to its 2019 ranking, bringing its new ranking to 281.

The QS World University Rankings portfolio, launched in 2004, has become the world’s most popular source of comparative data on university performance.