The QS Arab Region University Rankings 2018, which recently became available, shows Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane as being the 44th best university in the MENA region. This ranking marks a significant increase from 2017, when AUI was ranked 51–60, and establishes the University as the best university in Morocco, the second being Casablanca’s Hassan II which placed 61–70.
Every year, Quacquareli Symonds (QS), a British company interested in evaluating the state of education worldwide, releases its QS World Universities Rankings—a review that ranks the best universities worldwide. QS’ ranking system takes into account a wide array of variables, from a university’s academic rigor/prestige, to that same school’s web impact. Though the QS World Universities Rankings analyzes where universities fall on a global scale, it also takes into account how they rank regionally. As such, they release one publication for global rankings, and one each for the Asia, Latin America, Emerging Europe, Central Asia, MENA, and BRICS regions.
Dr. Djallil Lounnas, Assistant Professor of International Studies, spoke to specialists about the rise and fall of the Islamic state in the Maghreb, and about Jihadist groups' activities in the Sahel during Daech's collapse. Read the full articles here: