QS Arab Region Rankings 2022: Abu Dhabi University Ranks Among the Top 21% Of Educational Institutions Regionally
Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has been ranked among the top institutions in the region according to the 2022 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Arab Region University Rankings. This follows numerous successes achieved in the 2021 ranking, in addition to ADU maintaining its leading position in 2022 when it comes to faculty, student diversity and research output.
ADU is ranked 37th amongst 180 respected educational institutions according to the Scores Indicator specified by the 2022 (QS) Arab Region University Rankings, putting it among the top 21% universities in the region. Furthermore, ADU’s overall performance is 55.7 per cent higher than the average for the Arab Region; a seven per cent increase from 2021.
As a relatively young private educational institution, ADU has witnessed much success. The university has improved in the research category, where it experienced growth in the numbers of citations (excluding self-citations) in areas such as Art and Humanities, Engineering, and Technology, Life Sciences and Medicine, Natural Science and Social Sciences and Management, with an overall increase to 1,052 papers during the past five years. Additionally, the university has climbed 12 spots in ranking in the category of Staff with PhD, as well as moving up 34 spots for Citations per Paper, five spots for Papers per Faculty, and 3 places in the Faculty-Student Ratio category. The university came 40th in Academic Reputation and 44th in Employer Reputation.
Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University, commented: “Abu Dhabi University prides itself on its reputation as an academic institution that constantly strives for progress, in all of its forms. ADU’s ranking among the top educational institutions in the region according to the 2022 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Arab Region University Rankings, is a reflection of the immense efforts and achievements of our staff, respected faculty, and students.”
Professor Ahmad added, “Our place among the leading universities in the Arab region stands well alongside our position of being in the top three UAE institutions for institutional, college and program level accreditations by internationally respected professional bodies.”
First published in 2014, the annual QS Arab Region University Rankings spotlights leading universities in the region. This year’s edition has seen the addition of 24 new entrants. Rankings were compiled by assessing universities on ten performance indicators including academic reputation, international faculty and students, faculty-student ratio, citations per paper and web impact.
Abu Dhabi University
The dream began with the Charter of Abu Dhabi University in the year 2000, After three years of planning, the university opened its doors in September 2003, to an entering class of 1,000 students on its two campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Unlike other colleges and universities in the UAE, ADU undertook the measures necessary to ensure that all of the degree programs it would offer had secured accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in advance of any students enrolling in them.
ADU offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees based upon the American model of higher education.