The German Jordanian University (GJU), a public university, won advanced positions in the QS world ranking of Arab universities for 2021. GJU ranked second in the indicators of scientific citations, faculty members, and the number of international students and teachers. Furthermore, GJU ranked the fifth-place locally out of 25 universities and 48 among Arab universities out of 160. ​

The President of GJU, Prof. Manar Fayyad, indicated that the university’s achievement at the national and Arab levels is clear evidence of the success of the applied model adopted by the university.

She added that GJU is considered a young establishment that could, only in fifteen years, attain advanced positions in one of the most distinguished and famous international classifications of universities at the level of the world.

Fayyad added that the university's achievements in the essential indicators strategically and academically are related to the quality of education and scientific research and the ratio of faculty members to the students in line with the German model of applied science education.

Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation Department (QAAD), Dr. Murad Samhouri, stated that obtaining second place locally in the citations index for each research paper indicates the quality of the scientific research published by university researchers.

He added that the index of the ratio between faculty members to the number of students indicates the efficiency and quality of education, and the index of international faculty members at GJU is evidence of the university’s keenness to attract universal competencies as an attractive environment, especially with the presence of the German dimension that characterizes the university.