The Ministry of Higher Education of Saudi Arabia hosted the Technical Meeting of Experts on the Ranking of Universities in Islamic World on 24-25 April 2010 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Resolution ICMHESR-4/2008/R.2.5, adopted at the 4th Islamic Conference of Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research held in October 2008, at Baku, Azerbaijan, on the subject of "Ranking of the Universities of the Islamic World", recommended to refer the draft document to the Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research to further examine it and to give their opinion thereon. The Resolution No. 2/36-S&T on Higher Education Matters of the 36th Session of the Islamic Council of Foreign Ministers, held in Damascus, Syria on 23-25 May 2009 requested the OIC General Secretariat, in collaboration with ISESCO, to convene an extraordinary meeting of the Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research to review the feedbacks on the University Ranking documents with the purpose of preparing the final document concerning its implementation.
The aim of the Technical Meeting of Experts on the Ranking of Universities in Islamic World is to review the document on criteria, procedures and mechanism for University Ranking. The recommendations of the Experts Meeting shall be submitted to the Extraordinary Meeting of Higher Education Ministers.