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11 Iranian Universities amongst world’s top universities in 2017 U.S. News Ranking list

The President of Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC), Dr. Mohammad Javad Dehghani, announced that the third annual U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings were produced to provide an insight into how universities are compared globally.

U.S. News is one of the most accredited ranking systems in the world, where the overall Best Global Universities rankings encompass the top 1,000 institutions spread across 65.

The ranking is calculated using the 12 indicators and weights that are listed in the table below, with related indicators grouped together.

Iranian universities have jumped up 3 ranks from 8 in 2016, to 11 in 2017, where Sharif University of Technology, Tehran University, Isfahan University of Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology, Karaj Branch of Islamic Azad University, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tabriz University, Ferdowsi University, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences have joined the top 1000 universities of the world, while Tabriz University, Ferdowsi University, and Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences are the 3 new entrants.

Moreover, according to this ranking, Sharif University of Technology has ranked first in Iran and 405 in the world. Karaj Branch of Islamic Azad University has also experienced the most remarkable growth amongst Iranian universities over the last year, rising from 736 to 629 global rank.

Iran with 11 top universities ranked second in Middle East after Turkey, whilst Israel and Saudi Arabia, with 7 and 4 universities rank third and fourth, respectively.

Source: Ministry of Science Research and Technology

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