The rankings of the 1,000 best universities in the world (Shanghai Ranking) follow and meet for Morocco. No university of the Kingdom is included in the new ranking published on Thursday 15th by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), a Chinese company from Jiao-Tong University, while Tunisia (1), Egypt (1), Nigeria (1) and South Africa (8) manage to place some universities.
Not surprisingly, the ranking remains dominated by American and Anglo-Saxon universities. Harvard thus maintains its leadership ahead of Stanford and Cambridge (United Kingdom). The top 10 is completed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of California (Berkeley), Princeton, Oxford, Columbia, the California Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago.
The Arab world and the Middle East also stand out thanks to the Saudi Arabian (4), Turkish (12), Omani Sultan Qaboos University, the American University of Beirut and Khalifa University (United Arab Emirates). Iran also places 13 universities in this list.