Only University from Middle East and North Africa Region to be Among Top 15
Khalifa University has become the only university in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to be ranked in the top 15 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019, which placed the university 13th out of 442 universities from 43 countries. The university has edged up slightly from 15th position in the same listing last year.
Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, said: “The latest THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019 once again reiterate our status as the premier institution for not only higher learning, but for cutting-edge research and innovation. Our university has been consistently rising in global rakings, exceeding other local, regional and international institutions, on the basis of research excellence and faculty expertise. We believe this new ranking will motivate us to further move up the notches and reinforce our role as a leading research-oriented academic institution with diverse specializations.”
Khalifa University currently is top-ranked in ‘Industry Income’ in the Arab world, while remaining among the top 200 for Engineering & Technology subjects. It also placed in the 301-350 berth overall by the THE rankings.
With a total of 16 specialized research centers focused on advanced technology solutions across various industry sectors, Khalifa University remains in the lead in volume and quality of cutting-edge innovation. Its two research institutes – Masdar Institute and Petroleum Institute – oversee research in two main areas – sustainable technologies, and hydrocarbons. Such range and diversity in research provides Khalifa University a special status to generate valuable human and intellectual capital.
A growing number of industry leaders in the corporate and government sectors find Khalifa University a more suitable institution to partner with and produce opportunities for innovation. This has helped the university to obtain research contracts worth over US$50 million with more than 50 organizations in the UAE, regionally and globally.
The current THE rankings further strengthen the already robust profile of Khalifa University. The recent 2019 THE World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology placed Khalifa University in the 176-200 band, placing the university among the top 200 out of over 900 institutions assessed across more than 70 countries. This follows Khalifa University’s 12th placement in the THE Young University Rankings 2018: Millennial Universities Millennial Ranking and 49th in the Young University Ranking.
27 January 2019