UAE’s “University of the Future” excels on QS World University Rankings

QS Ranking utilizes a uniform methodological framework based on precise metrics

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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The “University of the Future” – United Arab Emirates University has made an extraordinary ascent of 45 places in the QS World University Rankings, as the university ranked 284th in the QS global university rankings 2021.

Saeed Ahmed Ghobash, the University Chancellor said that this accomplishment of UAE University confirms that the university has a distinguished international reputation because of its accredited programs, academic research, future studies and significant initiatives that discuss topics of strategic importance for the region and the world.

As the premier higher education institution in the country, UAE University – “University of the Future” strengthens the efforts of the UAE government in the year of preparation for UAE’s 50th anniversary. The UAE University promotes excellence, creativity and innovation in all fields necessary for the 4th industrial revolution and the fundamentals of artificial intelligence and mastering challenges, which results in an uptick in research production and advancement of knowledge production by promoting and drawing talented researchers at the local and international levels.

Saeed Ahmed Ghobash
University Chancellor
The United Arab Emirates University

“The QS ranking 2021 shows that UAE University has significantly strengthened its academic reputation and obtained distinct views from the employers. The university’s performance highest weight is given to the academic reputation, through which the views of academics from all levels is considered in relation to the best institutions in terms of teaching and academic research. The views of employers are the views of organizations and companies about the performance and readiness of university graduates, and the university’s ability to attract talents from all over the world.

Prof. Ghaleb Ali Al Breiki – Acting Vice-Chancellor and Provost for Academic Affairs stated that the perpetual growth in the annual rankings delivered by the UAE University, as the foremost educational institution in the UAE, is a result of the university’s attention in academic excellence in various aspects and pursuance to produce a world-class research position. Besides, it contributes to strengthening the efforts of the United Arab Emirates in achieving sustainable development of society and addressing issues and difficulties at the local and global levels.

He also continued that the QS Ranking utilizes a uniform methodological framework based on precise metrics in which the performance of universities is assessed according to academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio.