The results of the new global ”webometrics” index released in January 2019, known globally as the Spanish Ranking, has revealed the inclusion of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) as one of the best universities in the world.
SQU ranked 1353 globally, 13th among the Arab universities and ranked first among the Omani universities. It is followed by the University of Nizwa at the rank of 3507 in the world, 102 in the Arab and the second in Oman, then Sohar University ranked 4692 globally, 172 at the Arab level and third in Oman, followed by the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) which ranked 4955 globally and ranked 187 among the Arab universities and the fourth among Omani universities.
In the sub-indices of the ranking that address the quality of educational and research services for about 25 thousand universities and institutes worldwide, SQU scored 642 points in the openness index, 967 points in the presence index, 3474 points in the overall impact index and a total of 1162 points in the index of excellence.
The University’s Webometrics index is the world’s largest university assessment system covering more than 20,000 universities. The index is based on scientific research and technical files and is periodically updated every 6 months in January and July of each year. The ranking of the best universities in publishing academic research on the Internet includes standards for the publishing site itself and covers 20% of the size of the site and 15% for technical files and search output, 15% (for Google scientists) and 50% for links and impact size.