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KU Makes THE World University Engineering and Technology 2019 Top 200

December 6, 2018

Khalifa University Tops in ‘Industry Income’ and Ranked Higher in 176-200 Band for ‘Engineering & Technology’

The 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Subject Rankings for Engineering and Technology has placed Khalifa University in the 176-200 band out of over 900 institutions assessed across more than 70 countries. The rankings were announced on 29 November.

This is a significant improvement upon the previous status from the 2018 THE subject rankings for ‘Engineering and Technology’, when Khalifa University placed in the 201-250 band out of 500 international engineering and technology education institutions. This ranking highlights the
universities that are leading across electric al, mechanical, civil, chemical and general engineering subjects.

Khalifa University already shares the top spot with 11 other select international institutions in the ‘industry income’ pillar, which signifies knowledge transfer, according to the 2019 THE World University Rankings that was released in September 2018.

The ‘industry income’ pillar is one of the five criteria under which performance indicators are grouped. The ‘industry income’ or ‘knowledge transfer’ pillar measures institutions’ amount of research income from industry per academic staff – a proxy for their knowledge transfer.

Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, said: “Our much improved status among the top 200 academic institutions in the 2019 THE World University Subject Rankings for Engineering and Technology strongly suggests our consistently impactful research outcome in this area. Steered by our faculty experts, we remain at the forefront in creating not only human capital but also in intellectual output, thereby contributing to the UAE’s ongoing knowledge economy transformation. We believe our latest rankings will further encourage us to expand our research scope and explore new areas for technology innovation, while raising our profile as an academic institution that plays a vital economical role.”

The performance indicators for assessing the universities are grouped into five areas – teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

Clarence Michael
News Writer
4 December 2018