In fact, this is the first time that AUB ranks first in the region as it always held the second position ever since the rankings started in 2014-2015.
The librarian of the university Dr. Lokman Meho thanked the faculty, staff, students, and alumni for the achievement.
Also, six other universities in Lebanon made it to the top 50 in the region, which are:
Saint Joseph University: 12th
Lebanese American University: 16th
Lebanese University: 25th
University of Balamand: 30th
Notre Dame University: 39th
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik: 40th
These rankings reflect the mission of AUB, which is to offer a quality education. AUB President Fadlo Khuri added that he was pleased with the results. Also, he mentioned that there is much work that needs to be done to be recognized among the top 100 universities in the world.
In fact, AUB announced last month that it would be offering a new scholarship called Advance Student Scholarship Initiative, starting next year.
The scholarships will be offered to the top 130 students from all the districts in Lebanon. They will cover 80 percent of the tuition fees.