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  1. Arab Universities: Information Management for Better World RankingThe policy is: Writing Right for Your Website MayssoonDashash, Office for Quality Assurance, Faculty of Dentistry, Damascus UniversityHEIC20103-6- May-2010,Beirut, Lebanon

  2. Outlines • Ranking web of World Universities reported in January 2010. • Critical analysis of the ranking of Arab universities. • Some suggestions that can improve the position of Arab universities.

  3. Ranking web of World Universities • Activity. • Visibility of the institution. • Global performance of the universities. • Information for candidate students and scholars. • Scientific achievement.

  4. Critical Analysis

  5. Webometrics indicators • University's web pages (size20%). • The numbers of effective in-links (visibility 50%). • Rich files (15%) and Scholar data (15%) reflect research and education

  6. Arab Universities Ranking • King Saud University listed among the top 200. • King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, King Abdulaziz University top 500. • Imam Muhammad bin Saud University top 1000 universities.

  7. Additional Indicators

  8. SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING THE WEB WORLD RANKING OF ARAB UNIVERSITIES

  9. "Write Right for Your Website" • Arabic and English. • mission, aims, strategic plan, quality assurance, accreditation. • Scientific research activities • Educational materials/ distance learning programs. • personal pages. • E- Library and several databases. • Alumni association • Students' activities.

  10. "Write Right for Your Website" • community activities and voluntary campaigns. • Webmasters. • Effectively use key words in page content and do not repeat them. • Increase the number and quality of web pages indexed in University domain. • Select short and simple URL with complete identification of country and university. • Standardize naming of your university. • Increase links to good, main, updated pages.

  11. The road is long, but a trip of thousand miles starts with the first mile

  12. Thank You

  13. Additional indicators • Mission, vision and strategic plan of the university. • Quality assurance and accreditation system. • Scientific research activities and related publications. • E-Library and electronic databases. • Student's activities and voluntary works. • Alumni details and activities. • Voluntary activities and campaigns that can link university to communities.

  14. Universities investigated • Qatar(Qatar university). • Jordan(University of Jordan). • Syria(Damascus University). • Egypt(Nile University). • Sudan(University of Khartoum). • Morocco(Al Akhawayn University Ifrane). • USA(Harvard University). • Europe(University of Cambridge). • Arabic World(King Saud University).