NNA – The Times Higher Education Subject Rankings 2023 placed LAU at No. 1 in business and economics and No. 3 in clinical and health nationally, and the only university to rank in social sciences in Liban.
LAU’s Adnan Kassar School of Business (AKSOB) maintained its position as the national leader in business and economics for the third consecutive year, according to Times Higher Education (THE) Subject Rankings 2023. Its score also improved improved by a slice from last year, reaching the top spot 251-300.
The result is driven by notable improvements on four of the five ranking criteria used by THE: research, international outlook, industry revenue and citations. On the latter, the school achieved the highest score in the Arab world and 42nd globally – rising from 76 in 2022 to 91 in 2023 – reflecting the university’s impact and influence in the field at the time. international scale.
To publish subject rankings in business and economics, THE includes a range of narrower subject areas: business and management, accounting and finance, and economics and econometrics. This confirms the distinction of AKSOB through its various programs.
Dean Wassim Shahin acknowledged that “this ranking would not have been possible without the efforts of all of AKSOB’s faculty, staff, and full-time and part-time students.” Ranked first in Lebanon for three consecutive years and improving by moving to a higher category in 2023, he continued, “to attest to the reliability of the results and the sustainability of the achievements of the school in all of its programs ” .
In the same THE report, the university also ranked third in Lebanon in clinical and health, while climbing to 26th position in the Arab world and moving into the 501-600 bracket globally. It has improved in research, international outlook, and citations, which confirms the university’s unwavering pursuit towards excellence in the field.
“Despite the economic crisis that the country is going through,” noted the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury Sola Aoun Bahous, the health schools and university medical centers of the LAU have been steadfast in respecting the mission of service, education and research. She further recognized the collective efforts of faculty, staff, students, residents and alumni.
LAU also recorded a first, having made the subject rankings in social sciences – the only university in Lebanon to be listed this year, and ranked sixth in the Arab world.
Commenting on the achievement, the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Cathia Jenainati, said, “Today marks an important milestone for our social studies programs as we achieve our first subject ranking in THE. This speaks to the high caliber of research that our faculty continues to produce and is a marker of the international reputation and recognition that LAU social sciences have achieved. We look forward to more success in the future.
“The university is reaping the rewards of an arduous strategic mission to develop and sustain its intellectual offering,” Provost George E. Nasr explained. “Our professors leverage innovative learning and research strategies and leave a remarkable impact in their fields,” he added.
“LAU is not new to the senior ranks and will continue to strive for excellence in education and health care, thanks to the unyielding spirit of its faculty, doctors, staff and students. said LAU President Michel E. Mawad. “We owe them all a future and that is what we will give them.”—LAU
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