LAU Among Asia’s Top Universities

A report by Times Higher Education reinforces the university’s competitive position in academic excellence.

By Raissa Batakji

LAU maintained its steady ranking among top universities in Asia for the second year running.

LAU has been ranked among the 201-250 top universities in Asia by the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings.

“Despite an exceptionally tough academic year and distressing circumstances in the country, the university has been able to maintain this position for the second year in a row – another testament to LAU’s unwavering drive,” said LAU President Michel E. Mawad.  

According to THE methodology, ranking results are based on five indicators: Teaching, Research, Citations, International Outlook and Industry Outcome. LAU has been able to maintain a steady improvement in Citations, progressing by 30 percent year-on-year and gaining traction with research influence.

Other indicators, namely Teaching and Industry Income, have also maintained a strong score despite turbulent market conditions. This underscores the “university’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of academics” according to THE – manifested in part by the proportion of postgraduate research students ­– and its success as a vessel for knowledge transfer.

“LAU has been especially agile in its transition to online learning,” said Provost George E. Nasr. “The results validate our commitment to the pursuit of pedagogical innovation and providing a top-notch higher education in Lebanon and the region.”