Prof Salama, the Secretary General of AArU, praised the Arab universities that got high rank in the Shanghai Academic Ranking. Nineteen distinguished universities from seven Arab countries are ranked highly in the Shanghai Academic Ranking. Their names are as follows according to their countries; Egypt: Cairo University Mansoura University, Alexandria University, Ain Shams University, Al-Azhar University, Zagazig University, and Kafrelsheikh University; Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: King Abdulaziz University, King Saud University, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, King Khalid University, Taif University and Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University; Jordan: The University of Jordan; Oman: Sultan Qaboos University; Qatar: Qatar University; United Arab Emirates: Khalifa University; and Lebanon: American University of Beirut.
Salama assured that the increment in the number of Arab universities that are highly ranked in international academic rankings is a clear indication of the valuable interest of the administrations of these universities in improving their research and scientific level, and it is a great indication that they are on the right track to improve their universities. As this improvement will have a significant impact on the outputs of universities.