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Khalifa University Becomes First-Ever UAE Institution to be Ranked among Top 300 Globally in QS World University 2020 Rankings

June 19, 2019

Jumps 47 Slots to Rank 268th Globally in Most Recent QS Ranking, Remaining Top in the Country

Khalifa University of Science and Technology has become the first-ever in the UAE to be placed among the top 300 academic institutions globally by the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings 2020.

Ranked 268th overall with a jump of 47 slots, Khalifa University thus remains among the top 27% of the 1,000 universities assessed from 82 different locations across the world, as well as the top-rated institution in the UAE. Additionally, the QS World University Rankings 2020 has termed Khalifa University’s ‘Research Output’ as ‘Very High’.

In the Citations per Faculty category, Khalifa University has a score of 42.2 in the QS World University Rankings 2020. The University has also performed remarkably well with the Faculty Student Ratio, which is 1:8, earning a score of 77.3.

Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, said: “Our position as the first-ever institution from the UAE to be placed among the top 300 in the QS World University Rankings 2020 strongly illustrates not only our consistent success in the international academic arena, but also our commitment to impart world class knowledge to students. We believe such international accolades and recognitions reflect our wise leadership’s vision and continuous support to help the University compete on the international level. It also shows the sincere efforts by our faculty and staff to sustain the University’s mission as a major contributor to the UAE’s human and intellectual capital development.”

“The most recent ranking will further motivate us and strengthen our resolve to enhance the academic and research offerings that will further consolidate the position of Khalifa University regionally and globally,” added Dr. Al Hammadi.

The world’s 1,000 top universities are ranked by the QS according to six different criteria – academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), faculty to student ratio (20%), citations per faculty (20%), ratio of international faculty members (5%) and ratio of international students (5%).

Khalifa University continues to be acknowledged globally for its world class academic and research areas. The university was the only one in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to be among the top 15 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019 that assessed 442 universities from 43 countries.

Additionally, the 2019 THE World University Subject Rankings for ‘Engineering & Technology’ placed Khalifa University in the 176–200 band, thus keeping the university among the top 200 out of over 900 institutions assessed across more than 70 countries. This follows Khalifa University’s 12th place in the ‘THE Young University Rankings 2018: Millennial Universities Millennial Ranking’ and 49th in the Young University Ranking.

Clarence Michael
News Writer
19 June 2019

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