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Khalifa University Tops in UAE in Two International Rankings

November 3, 2020

University Remains Among Top 200 in 2021 THE World University Rankings by Subject and US News & World Report’s 2021 Edition of Best Global Universities Rankings by Subject

 

Khalifa University has announced it is ranked first in the UAE by two international university rankings – the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject: Engineering and Technology, and the US News & World Report’s 2021 edition of the Best Global Universities ranking.

 

Khalifa University was also placed among the Top 200 in Engineering (within the 176–200 band) out of nearly 1,000 universities assessed in the THE World University Rankings by Subject: Engineering and Technology, while the US News & World Report’s 2021 edition of the Best Global Universities ranking placed the university among the Top 200 (144th) in Asia, out of nearly 1,500 universities spread across 86 countries globally. This also puts Khalifa University ahead of any other university in the UAE in this ranking by about 200 places.

 

The US News & World Report’s ranking is based on ‘Web of Science’ data and InCites metrics provided by Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation. The Best Global Universities methodology also weighs factors that measure a university’s global and regional research reputation and academic research performance.

 

In addition to the criteria of the minimum threshold of at least 1,250 papers published from 2014 to 2018, the US News & World Report’s ranking also used 13 indicators and weights to measure global research performance. 

 

The ‘THE World University Rankings 2021 by Subject: Engineering and Technology’ includes a range of subject areas covering Chemical Engineering, General Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Civil Engineering.

 

The subject tables employ the same range of 13 performance indicators used in the overall World University Rankings 2020, brought together with scores provided under five categories. However, the overall methodology is recalibrated for each subject, with the weightings changed to suit the individual fields.

 

Clarence Michael
English Editor Specialist
3 November 2020

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