Mohamed V University 14th Best Arab University for Computer Science

Rabat – With a score of 9.3, Mohammed V Agdal University in Rabat is ranked in the 14th position out of 19 universities in the Arab region that “have shown strength in producing research in the field of information systems and human-computer interaction,” according to the 2015 Best Arab Region Universities conducted by US. News, a recognized leader in college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and car rankings.The ranking determined top universities in the Arab region by field of study. As for the best universities in the Arab region for computer science, three universities from Saudi Arabia made it the top three. They are King Saud University (1st), followed by King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (2nd) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (3rd).Tunisia is ranked first in the Maghreb region with four universities included in the ranking: Université de Sfax (4th), Université de Tunis (9th), Université de Tunis El Manar (12th) and Université de Carthage (7 de Novembre) (16th). Algeria’s Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene, the only Algerian university that made it to the list, is ranked in the 19th position. No Libyan or Mauritanian universities were included in the list of the Best Arab region universities for computer science. The ranking focused on the academic research performance of Arab universities in the field of computer science. It is based on peer-reviewed literature and documents published in scientific journals by the faculty and researchers of the aforementioned universities in the five-year period from 2009 through 2013.US. News said that there were cases when a university that had a strong focus in a certain subject was ranked in a subject but was excluded from the overall Best Arab Region Universities rankings of the top 91 universities. “U.S. News also wanted to maximize the number of schools being ranked per subject while maintaining the validity of each subject’s analysis and preventing the analytical distortions caused by using unnecessarily low total publication thresholds,” the study added.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed

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