King Khalid University joined the 2021 Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) for the first time, receiving the 801st place at the international level, fifth among Saudi universities and 11th at the Arab level.
King Khalid University Vice President for Academic Development and Quality Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani said that the university’s results this year will be a launching point for better results that suit the reputation of the King Khalid University at the local and international levels.
Shanghai Ranking uses four standards to classify world universities. The first is related to education quality with 10%, where it measures the number of graduates receiving Nobel prizes or international medals in some academic specializations. The second is the quality of faculty members with 40% in terms of receiving Nobel prizes or international medals in some academic specializations. The third is related to research productivity with 40% and measures the number of published scientific research papers in the Nature and Science journals, while the fourth standard is the individual performance with 10%, which measures the individual performance with regards to the size of the institution.