The increasing demands of the labor market for certain qualifications to follow the rapid development during the 21st century require more efforts from the higher education leaders to draw attention to the quality education they provide. This paper provides an overview of ranking systems as global competition indicator among higher education institutions for an international position. It`s aimed to find the relationship between quality in higher education and the world university ranking systems. The researcher used the descriptive approach to study the relationship between quality in higher education and the objective and performance indicators of the Academic Ranking of World University and the Times higher Education World Rankings, respectively. The study relied on the literature and references that dealt with the subject. It has been concluded that, three of the four central ideas of quality have been included in the objective and performance indicators of the Academic Ranking of World Universities and the Times Higher Education World rankings. As ranking systems become a standard feature in higher education systems, a certain high-quality level must be achieved in teaching, research and publication. Quality is very important as a basis for classification. So, maintaining quality in higher education institutes is the way for getting a position in the world university ranking.
Keywords:University rankings; higher education; quality
التصنيف العالمي للجامعات والجودة في التعليم العالي
Mutasim Husein Abozeid
Department of Management || School of Business || King Faisal University || Saudi Arabia