American University of Beirut

AUB among the World’s Top in Medicine in QS World University Ranking by Subject 2024

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Safa Jafari Safa, Office of Communications,​

The American University of Beirut (AUB) has achieved its highest-ever rank in the subject of medicine, tying for 135 in the QS World University Ranking (WUR) by Subject 2024. This placement is notable among 720 published institutions and 1,398 analyzed institutions.

This ranking evaluates AUB's performance in subject-specific research and reputation across its diverse faculties and schools. The scope of the QS medicine individual subject is broad as it includes biochemistry, health informatics, health policy, public health, health information management, environmental and occupational health, and all health professions.

AUB's consistent ranking within the top 150 in the medicine subject area is underscored by its achievements this year. Compared to other subjects ranked at AUB, medicine has attained the highest citation per paper score at 94.7 and the best international research network (IRN) score at 72.1.

AUB has been ranked overall in 21 subjects in this year's QS WUR, which is renowned as the most comprehensive and largest ranking of its type on the market. Utilizing the all science journal classification (ASJC) codes within the Scopus bibliometric database, the ranking highlights the subject strength of institutions worldwide while looking at research and reputation. This year, the report features 1,559 ranked institutions from around the world and addresses 55 different subject areas under five broader groups.

Individual subject rankings place AUB within the top 300 worldwide in 15 categories, with development studies ranked at 51-100, while politics and international studies moved up to the 101-150 rank bracket under the social sciences and management broad subject area as defined by QS.

QS subject rankings rely on five performance lenses or indicators. These include global academics and employers' surveys undertaken by QS, which assess the international reputations of institutions in each subject. The second two indicators assess research impact, based on citations per paper, and Hirsch or H-index in the relevant subject. The fifth and final index, the international research network (IRN), measures sustainable research partnerships based on the number of locations and international partners.​

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