Prof. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar Ismail Farag, President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), hailed the prestigious position of the Academy in all international university rankings, stressing that this reflects the culture of excellence espoused by the academy.
Abdel Ghaffar also praised the efforts of the work team of the Academy’s Ranking Committee in Webometrics ranking.
He thanked Prof. Ghada Al-Qot, Assistant President of the Academy for Strategic Planning and Chairman of the Committee, Prof. Sarah Al-Saadani, Head of the Information Technology Research and Consultation Department, Ms. Eman Eid, Head of the Web Design Department, Prof. Moataz Khamis, Director of the Media Department, Prof. Heba El-Ashry, Assistant Director of the Entrepreneurship Center, and Eng. Mohamed El-Sharif, Head of the Technical Support Department at the Regional Informatics Center.
Abdel Ghaffar stressed the Academy’s relentless endeavor to be at the forefront of distinguished educational institutions in Egypt, the Arab region, and the whole world.
He added that the Academy achieved a qualitative leap in its ranking at the local, regional and global levels, saying that this thanks to the relentless effort exerted by Academic and Administrative staff members of the Arab Academy who work in accordance with a specific strategy and plan so that the Academy becomes a huge scientific edifice and a beacon of science in Egypt and the Arab world.
This comes after the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) achieved a qualitative leap in the Webometrics global ranking of universities in July 2021.
The Academy ranked 2075 out of a total of more than 31 thousand universities from all over the world.
It has achieved remarkable progress in the global rankings after it was ranked 2204 in January 2021, advancing 129 positions in a very short period despite the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities” is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.
CSIC is among the first basic research organizations in Europe. The CSIC consisted in 2006 of 126 centers and institutes distributed throughout Spain.
CSIC is attached to the Ministry of Education and its main objective is to promote scientific research as to improve the progress of the scientific and technological level of the country which will contribute to increase the welfare of the citizens.
CSIC also plays an important role in the formation of new researchers and technicians in the different aspects of the science and the technology.