Khalifa University Tops in UAE, Second in Mena Region and Among Top 200 Globally in the World University Subject Rankings 2020 for Engineering and Technology

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Published October 17th, 2019 - 10:34 GMT
Khalifa University
Khalifa University
Current Ranking Covers Chemical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Khalifa University of Science and Technology, a research university dedicated to the advancement of learning through the discovery and application of knowledge, is ranked first in the UAE, second in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and among the top 200 globally in the most recent Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 by Subject: Engineering and Technology.

Khalifa University is placed within the 176-200 band out of 1,008 universities across more than 70 countries in the 2020 THE listing.

Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, said: “The Khalifa University’s status in the current listing once again strongly illustrates some of our core strengths that keep us in the forefront, as the most sought-after academic institution for engineering and technology. We have already established our leading role in innovation by the sheer magnitude of our research outcome. We believe this ranking firmly portrays our special expertise in various subject areas that offer students productive avenues to transform into true professionals as they chart their future course.”

The ‘THE World University Rankings 2020 by Subject: Engineering and Technology’ includes a range of narrower subject areas covering General Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Chemical 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.

The weightings for the engineering and technology ranking are: Teaching (30%), Research (30%), Citations (27.5%), International outlook (7.5%) and Industry income (5%).

For engineering and technology, an institution must either have at least 4% of its academic staff or at least 40 academic staff in the ‘engineering and technology’ discipline, to be considered for the subject ranking by THE.

Background Information

Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) and the Petroleum Institute (PI) into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

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