The three Moroccan universities were the University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad, Mohammed V University of Rabat, and Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdullah University in Fez.
The three, relative to their Arab peers, were ranked 17th, 21st, and 28th, respectively.
Last week, the Times Higher Education magazine published its annual ranking of the best 980 universities in the world.
The list included twenty-eight universities categorized as within the Arab world, geographically speaking, from Morocco to Kuwait.
Within that category, Morocco was tied with two other countries, Jordan and United Arab Emirates, with three universities on the list, behind Egypt’s eight, and Saudi Arabia’s four.
Saudi Arabia had the leading three universities in the Arab region, with another elsewhere, making a total of four in the top ten, according to the ranking.
Having three universities recognized this year is a significant improvement for Morocco. Last year only one Moroccan university, University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad, was on the list. Just three years ago, no Moroccan
Source: Morocco World News