The 2021 edition of global university rankings, Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, has listed HBKU in the top 150 for Computer Science and Engineering.
HBKU was ranked first in Qatar and third in the Mena region. HBKU is ranked in the same bracket as top universities such as Northwestern University, Texas A&M University (College Station), RWTH Aachen University, and Yale University. The criteria used in this ranking include research output and impact as well as the quality of staff and international collaborations.
This ranking also listed HBKU among the top universities in the areas of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. This achievement is a worldwide recognition for the university, the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) and research institutes standing in educational and research programmes in these ranked subject areas.
It is an impressive achievement for HBKU, particularly given the fact it is very young and considering the significant number of participating universities in this ranking, mostly very well established with long histories behind them.
“Recognition among the best research universities in the world is an affirmation of the vision of the HBKU leadership. HBKU is firmly committed to excellence in graduate teaching and the training of highly qualified students in cutting-edge areas of knowledge across multiple disciplines. The university’s world-ranked academic and research programmes advance knowledge and core expertise in high-demand fields such as information and computing technology, energy and environment, sustainable development, and engineering management and decision sciences,” said Dr Mounir Hamdi, founding dean of CSE.
HBKU’s faculty members in these subject areas are internationally recognised in pursuing high-impact research and the university also supports the private and public sectors from an educational and research perspective. CSE’s recognition comes during a year in which it has built on its reputation for academic excellence by recording several groundbreaking achievements, including becoming the first academic institution in the world to develop and simulate a 1.014 billion computational cell model for giant oil and gas fields.