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Khalifa University among Top 40 in THE 2019 Young University Rankings

July 1, 2019

University Jumps 11 Slots to be Placed 38th Out of 351 Academic Institutions

The Times Higher Education (THE) 2019 Young University Rankings has placed Khalifa University among the top 40 leading academic institutions.

Khalifa University is now ranked 38th out of 351 academic institutions, a jump of 11 slots from the previous year’s ranking of 49th in the THE list. The new rankings were released at the THE Young Universities Summit being organized in partnership with the University of Wollongong in Australia and the University of Surrey at Surrey’s campus in the UK. Themed “Embracing risk, creating opportunities”, the summit also hosted the exclusive launch of two THE university rankings – the “Golden Age” rankings of institutions founded since 1945, and the Young University Rankings, featuring institutions under the age of 50.

Khalifa University’s Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President, said: “Being ranked among the top 40 in THE 2019 Young University Rankings reflects our consistent success in not only advancing our research but also our international outlook. Our research scope continues to widen, embracing more industry segments and our faculty increase their niche publications across various leading scientific journals. Our students too have successfully demonstrated their talents in regional and international competitions, and we believe the new rankings will further encourage us to seek even greater milestones.”

Khalifa University has also maintained a score of 100 in ‘Industry Income’ (knowledge transfer), while it received 96.4 in ‘International Outlook’ for the proportion of a university’s total research journal publications that have at least one international co-author. The ‘Industry Income’ category seeks to capture the university’s ability to help industry with innovations, inventions and consultancy, as well as how much research income an institution earns from industry against the number of academic staff it employs.

Khalifa University also moved one notch up to be ranked 11th in the ‘THE Young Universities: millennial universities’. This THE list ranks the top “millennial” universities – institutions founded since the year 2000.

The THE 2019 Young University Rankings for Khalifa University closely follows other achievements. Earlier in June 2019, the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings 2020 placed Khalifa University among the top 300 academic institutions globally, the first-ever from the UAE to achieve this milestone. The university jumped of 47 slots to be ranked 268th overall globally.

In May 2019, Khalifa University jumped four slots to be placed 28th in top 30 among 417 Asian universities in the 2019 THE Asia University Rankings, an improvement from last year when it was placed 32nd in Asia.

In January 2019, Khalifa University became the only one in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to come among the top 15 when it was placed 13th out of 442 universities from 43 countries in the THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019, up slightly from 15th position the previous year.

Clarence Michael
News Writer
30 June 2019

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