Khalifa University leaps 57 slots to be ranked 211th globally in QS World University Rankings 2021

ABU DHABI,  Khalifa University of Science and Technology today announced that it has leapt up by 57 slots, to be ranked 211 in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings 2021, the world’s most consulted source of comparative information about university performance.

With the new rankings, Khalifa University has become the only university from the UAE to be placed among the top 250 universities in the world, according to QS World University Rankings 2021.

His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and Chairman of Khalifa University Board of Trustees, said that this new achievement is evidence of the tangible results driven by the vision of the wise leadership in supporting and developing Khalifa University.

His Highness Sheikh Hamed highlighted the role that Khalifa University plays in supporting the knowledge economy in the UAE by providing adequate human capital that leads the industries and enhances the country’s global competitiveness.

The status Khalifa University has achieved confirms the university’s continuous pursuit to be among the best international universities, he said. It reflects the strenuous efforts of the university’s faculty, staff and students in the academic and research fields, he added.

Khalifa University was ranked “very high” in the “Research output” category in the rankings, which this year features 1,029 of the most prestigious universities in the world. The university is also placed in the #151-200 band in the “QS World University by Subject Ranking: Mechanical Engineering”.

The rankings assess each academic institution on six metrics, including its reputation amongst academics and employers. The criteria include Academic reputation (40 percent), Employer reputation (10 percent), Faculty/Student Ratio (20 percent), Citations per faculty (20 percent), and International faculty ratio/International student ratio (5 percent each).

Khalifa University is already ranked top in the UAE and 114th globally in the “Engineering” subject in the US News & World Report’s, 2020 Best Global Universities rankings that were published in November 2019. The university is also ranked second in the Middle East and North Africa region and among the top 200 globally in the Times Higher Education, THE, World University Rankings 2020 by Subject: Engineering and Technology.


Source: Emirates News Agency

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