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Egypt’s Top 5 Universities

QS University Rankings assessed the world’s top 3,000 universities, five of which could be found in Egypt.
The ranking is based on four pillars: research, teaching, employability and international outlook. The indicators that are used to determine each are academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international student ratio and international staff ratio. Each of these indicators weigh differently, as – for instance – academic reputation is weighed as 40% of the assessment, while international student ratio lies at only 5%.

According to QS University Rankings, Egypt’s top universities are:

1. American University in Cairo: Rank 360
Whereas the American University in Cairo (AUC) precedes the other universities in terms of employer situation, faculty/student ratio, international faculty and citations per faculty, it does not top the others in the remaining indicators.

2. Cairo University: Rank between 551 and 600
Cairo University comes in second, but tops the list in terms of academic reputation, and comes in second in employer reputation.

3. Ain Shams University: Rank above 701
Ain Shams University comes in third overall, and also in employer reputation.

4. Al-Azhar University: Rank above 701
Al-Azhar University comes at 4th place, but tops the indicator of international students.

5. Alexandria University: Rank above 701
At fifth place comes Alexandria University, who also ranks fourth in terms of employer reputation.