Institution rose to 183rd in latest QS World University Rankings, as American and British colleges continue to dominate
Last year, for the first time, the region had a seat of learning in the top 150 in the world as King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia reached 143rd spot.
Global higher education analysts Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) published the latest annual ratings on Wednesday, which was topped by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
This year QS World University Rankings assessed the world’s top 1,300 universities.
The universities are ranked on academic and employer reputation, citations for faculty, faculty-student ratio, international faculty ratio and international student ratio.
“Over the last five years, the United Arab Emirates has made highly impressive strides forward in the QS World University Rankings,” said Ben Sowter, director of research at QS.