The ranking of Saudi universities jumped to 22 universities in the “Times” global ranking on the impact of higher education on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for the year 2022, where the classification witnessed the inclusion of 3 Saudi universities in 2019 to increase to 5 universities in 2020 and then increase again to 12 universities in 2021, and reach 22 universities this year.
King Abdulaziz University ranked fourth globally in the overall classification of United Nations goals, achieving distinct ranks in most of the 17 goals by achieving second place globally in the quality of education. Prince Muhammad bin Fahd and Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman Universities also came in the classification from 101to 200. The next rank came from 201-300, five Saudi universities, and in the next rank were two universities-301-400, and 12 other Saudi universities were distributed among the next four ranks.
In terms of goals, all 22 Saudi universities were influential in Goal XVII, “Partnership for the Goals”, followed by Goal IV, “Quality of Education”, where there were 17 Saudi universities with influence, most notably King Abdulaziz University, which was the world’s second university, and Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal, which was the world’s fifth.
This progress in the British Times rankings of universities comes as a result of the support of the rational leadership – may God support it – and the follow-up of the Ministry of Education to Saudi universities; In an effort to achieve an education system that contributes to the building of generations and the renaissance of the nation, and to be among the best in the world and the Arab world in the fields of education and learning.
This ranking is important for evaluating universities according to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and based on carefully calibrated indicators; To provide a comprehensive and balanced comparison across four broad areas, namely research, supervision, awareness and education, and in proportion to the nature of each of the seventeen goals.