Arab world consists of all Arabic-speaking countries. It includes Yemen, Qatar, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries. It is also known as Arab state or Arab nation. The education system in the Arab world is developing. The average rate of adult literacy in the Arab world is 76.9% according to UNESCO. Traditional higher education trend is not supported to females of Arab countries. But with the passage of time, awareness about education for females has recognized in these countries.
Universities in Arab world
Many universities are found in Arab countries. These are known by their education system. Best universities have achieved education goals in Arab countries. We discuss best universities in the Arab world. These are as follows.
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)
During 2016, it is ranked as the first in the Arab region. It is selected as a top university for the second time. It was established during 1963. It is best known for its engineering and science programs. It is located in the city of Dhahran. Saudi oil industry is administered by this institution. Students select this university to learn at best possible level. It has enrolled more than 8000 students. Students from all over the Arab countries prefer to get admission in this university. Like many universities in Arab countries, it only accepts male students to get admission.
American University of Beirut (AUB)
It is ranked as the 2nd best university in the Arab world. Among Lebanese universities, it is ranked as the 1st. It is a private institution for education in the Arab world. It offers programs to learn the English language. It has collaborated with many universities in the abroad. It has collaborated with US Johan’s Hopkins University School of Medicine. It was founded in 1866 for almost 150 years back. It has enrolled more than 8400 students including local and international students. It offers more than 130 programs in a year. It is considered as the best university to learn subjects of computer science and medicine across the world.
King Saud University (KSU)
It is located in Saudi Arabia and is included among the best universities in Arab countries. It is ranked 237th in the world ranking list of educational institutions. It was established during 1957 in Riyadh which is a capital of Saudi Arabia. It offers programs in Arabic and English language. It is distinguished from other universities in Arab countries because it accepts females for getting admission. It focuses on the learning of females because they are most important part of any society. It is the oldest university among other universities in Saudi Arabia. It has enrolled more than 65000 students. It offers a good range of programs for students. It is famous for its offering of 11 subjects in the world. It is known for subjects of pharmacy, pharmacology, mechanical engineering, agriculture and forestry, computer science and chemical engineering. It is best known for education and training of students.
So, these are among the best universities for education in Arab world. Also, several other universities are found in the best universities in Arab countries. Some such universities are American University in Cairo, United Arab Emirates University, University of Jordan, Qatar University and Cairo University.