DU, BUET See No Progress on QS World University Ranking 2022

The logos of Dhaka University (DU) and Bangladesh University of Engineering (BUET)

The logos of Dhaka University (DU) and Bangladesh University of Engineering (BUET)

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) a UK-based think-tank, has released the 2022 ranking of the best universities in the world. Dhaka University (DU) and Bangladesh University of Engineering (BUET) are not on the list of top 800 universities.

On Wednesday (June 9), QS, an organization that evaluates the ranking of universities worldwide, published the ranking information on their website.

In this ranking titled 'QS World University Rankings 2022', the position of DU and BUET is again between 801 to 1000 universities. However, QS did not specify the exact number.

In 2018, only Dhaka University from Bangladesh got a place in this ranking In that year's list, Dhaka University was ranked 701-750th

Neighboring India's 21 universities and Pakistan's seven universities got a place in this ranking.

From 2004 to 2009, the UK-based education magazine Times Higher Education jointly published the ranking of the best universities, but in 2010 QS split.

The list of the best universities published by QS is considered one of the most accepted rankings in the world. In this ranking, the overall value of the university is calculated in six indicators. These are Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Teacher-Student Ratio, Faculty-Student Ratio, Citations per Faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio.

The total score of the six indices is 100. There are scores of 40 in academic reputation, 10 in job market reputation, 20 in teacher-student ratio, 20 in teacher research quotes and 5 in international teacher ratio and international student ratio. Despite being on the list, QS did not publish the scores of Dhaka University and BUET.

According to the new QS rankings, 6 universities in India and 3 in Pakistan are among the world's top 500. No university from the other 5 SAARC countries has been included in the list. 

Among others from Asia, 51 from China, 41 from Japan, 20 from Malaysia, 10 from Saudi Arabia, five from Iran, six from Israel and three from Singapore have made it to the top 1,000. Among others from Europe, the list includes 45 universities in Germany, 36 in Italy, 28 in France, 13 in the Netherlands and nine in Finland.

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