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Khalifa University Leaps 57 Slots to be Ranked 211th Globally in QS World University Rankings 2021

June 10, 2020

Khalifa University Becomes First University from UAE to Reach Such A Distinctive Place Among Top Universities in QS World University Rankings
Khalifa University of Science and Technology today announced that it has leapt higher by 57 slots, to be ranked 211 in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings 2021, the world’s most-consulted source of comparative information about university performance.
With the new rankings, Khalifa University has become the only university from the UAE to be placed among the top 250 universities in the world, according to QS World University Rankings 2021.
His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and Chairman of Khalifa University Board of Trustees, said that this new achievement is evidence to the tangible results driven by the vision of the wise leadership in supporting and developing Khalifa University.
His Highness Sheikh Hamed highlighted the role that Khalifa University plays in supporting the knowledge economy in the UAE by providing adequate human capital that leads the industries and enhances the country’s global competitiveness.
He added that the status Khalifa University has achieved, by becoming the first university in the UAE to be ranked 211 among the top universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2021, confirms the University’s continuous pursuit to be among the best international universities. He also said that this achievement reflects the great efforts of the University’s faculty, staff and students in the academic and research fields.
Khalifa University was ranked ‘very high’ in the ‘Research output’ category in the QS World University Rankings, which this year features 1,029 of the most prestigious universities in the world. The University is also placed in the #151-200 band in the ‘QS World University by Subject Ranking: Mechanical Engineering’.
The QS World University Rankings assess each academic institution on six metrics, including its reputation amongst academics and employers. The criteria include Academic reputation (40%), Employer reputation (10%), Faculty/Student Ratio (20%), Citations per faculty (20%), and International faculty ratio/International student ratio (5% each).
Khalifa University is already ranked top in the UAE and 114th globally in ‘Engineering’ subject in the US News & World Report’s, 2020 Best Global Universities rankings that was published in November 2019. The university is also ranked second in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and among the top 200 globally in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 by Subject: Engineering and Technology.
Clarence Michael
News Writer
10 June 2020

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