Khalifa University Ranked No.1 in the UAE for Faculty-Student Ratio, Faculty Publications and Percentage of Faculty with PhD

September 7, 2018

University also ranked in the top 25 in the region for overall academic reputation according to QS Arab World Rankings for 2015

Khalifa University has been listed among the top 25 universities in the Middle East/North Africa Region by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds)  a British company specializing in higher education and student mobility that releases annual rankings from around the world.  In addition to the top 25 mention the university placed first in the UAE in three categories including faculty/student ratio publications per faculty researcher and percentage of faculty in possession of a PhD. Full information on these rankings is available on their website

Currently Khalifa University boasts a faculty to student ratio of 9 students per faculty member in the undergraduate program which allows for greater hands on attention and guidance.  All Khalifa University professors are required to possess a PhD and are actively engaged in both undergraduate and graduate education as well as publication of their research and other scholarly activity.  

The QS World University Rankings are an annual publication regarded as one of the three most influential and widely observed university measures.  QS has been producing global rankings since 2004 and continues to expand its activities in the ranking and evaluation of higher education institutions worldwide.   The ranking of Khalifa University within the top 25 Arab Region universities this spring follows upon its ranking amongst the top 500 universities worldwide in the 2014 QS World Rankings released last fall. 

“We are very pleased with our University’s performance in the latest QS rankings ” said Khalifa University President Dr. Tod Laursen. “As a relatively new University established in 2008 it is quite unusual to have this sort of impact so early and I am very proud of the work our faculty staff and students have done to bring this to this point.  As nice as this recognition is however it is important for us all to know that our work is far from done.  Our students are now regularly competing and performing admirably in international competitions and continually ranking in the top tiers in regional and local competitions.  We pride ourselves in accepting only the best students and hiring only the best faculty and we can see the results of those high standards in these rankings.  I look forward to seeing the fruits of these efforts as we keep working toward enhanced recognition both nationally and internationally.”