AAU ranked 4th in UAE by ‘THE Arab University Ranking 2021’
Al-Ain University (AAU) has topped the “Times Higher Education Arab University Rankings 2021”, securing 4th in UAE and 27th in the Arab Region. THE is a renowned ranking platform publishing world university ranking for almost two decades and this is the first time they have launched the “Arab University Rankings” platform and AAU is privileged to be one among the top 30 Arab universities.
Dr. Noor El Deen Atatreh, AAU Chancellor, stressed, this achievement proves that AAU has a prestigious global reputation through its locally and internationally accredited programs, scientific research, future studies, and vital initiatives. He pointed out that, there is a lot more to achieve as every step is a learning process and AAU will continue giving its best in terms of quality along with the support of all AAU stakeholders. He also expressed his gratitude towards THE for the recognition.
Prof. Ghaleb El Refae, AAU President, stated that this attainment is definitely a reward for AAU for its immense commitment to serving the community in terms of knowledge. AAU aspires to accomplish more in the future and these encouragements enrich our stakeholders to render their best towards the AAU vision.
Dr. Nazih A. Khaddaj Mallat (Vice President, Accreditation & QA) said that the methodology for the “THE Arab University Rankings” is looking at research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, research influence, society (including industry income and impact), and international outlook. THE uses 16 very calibrated performance indicators, which are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment), Research (volume/ income/reputation), Citations (research influence), Society (knowledge transfer/impact), and international outlook (staff/students/research). He said that AAU is recently performing well in many ranking platforms and this time the achievement in the “THE Arab University Rankings 2021” is to be celebrated. He also added that the rankings are a great benchmarking platform for quality analysis and AAU is committed to performing better in the future.
It is worth mentioning that the QS Foundation has ranked Al Ain University among the top 750 world universities for the year 2022, and among the top 80 Arab universities, for the year 2021.
It is also noteworthy that Al Ain University offers various bachelor, master, and diploma programs through 6 colleges; Engineering, Pharmacy, Law, Education, Business, and Communication & Media. And, it has two campuses in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi.