The AUB Medical Center’s 2020 Vision was a plan launched in 2010 to make AUB into a leading academic medical center in the region. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The American University of Beirut is among the top 300 universities in world and the best in the region in the subject of medicine, according to the global university rankings published by British company Quacquarelli Symonds.The QS World University Ranking by Subject ranked AUB's medical program in the 251-300 range out of the more than 3,000 universities around the world that were assessed.The QS ranking is one of the most highly regarded global university ranking systems. It evaluates universities based on their academic peer reviews, the number of citations the university receives and the international student and staff ratio, among other things. This has resulted in a student body which is now 10-15 percent international students.Sayegh hopes the university's new high ranking and accreditation will help it attract more students from around the world as well as top faulty members.
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