Sultan Qaboos University has entered the list of the top 1258 universities in the world according to the London based Times Higher Education (THE) the World University Rankings for the year 2019. Times Higher Education is considered as one of the most reputed international classifications for universities in the world. Oman has only one university in the overall Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in Oman is Sultan Qaboos University, which is ranked at number 801–1000 among the top 1258 universities in the world.
According to the information published in the Times Higher Education the World University Rankings website, the number of enrolled students at SQU is 7624. The number of students per staff is 8.9. International students constitute 3% of the total enrolled students and male female ratio of students is 50:50. The overall score of SQU is within the 19.0 to 25.9 band. For teaching the score is 22.6; for research 10.5; citations 16.8; industry income 40.8 and international outlook 72.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 includes 1258 universities, making it their biggest international league table to date. Times Higher Education the World University Rankings is the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. They use 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); international outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer).
The calculation of the rankings for 2019 has been audited by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), making these the only global university rankings to be subjected to full, independent scrutiny of this nature. This year’s list of the best universities in the world is led by the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge for the second year in a row.